Sinebrychoff Art Museum – Old European Masters

The Sinebrychoff Art Museum presents the National Gallery’s collection of old European art. At the heart of the museum is the Paul and Fanny Sinebrychoff Home Museum, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the brewery owner’s splendid home.

The museum showcases old European art from the 14th to the 19th century. The art collections include Swedish portrait art, Dutch and Flemish art from the 17th century, as well as Italian and French painting treasures. The museum houses Finland’s largest collection of miniatures and Finland’s only painting by Rembrandt, “The Reading Monk.”

The museum hosts international and domestic rotating exhibitions. Currently on display are:

“Water and Life
February 15 to August 11, 2024

Life on this planet began with water. Water covers almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface and is essential for life. The exhibition explores humans’ journey with water from the seventeenth century until the present day. It consists of paintings, sculptures, graphic art and contemporary art executed in a range of methods. The exhibition portrays water through art and natural science.

“Valentin de Boulogne: Allegory of Italy
 September 6, 2023, to January 12

The monumental painting Allegory of Italy (1628–29) by Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632) is displayed at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum during the renovation of the Villa Lante, the Finnish Institute in Rome. Valentin was one of Caravaggio’s (1571–1610) closest followers. The mini-exhibition presents to the public the unique historical context of the painting. Allegory of Italy represents the pinnacle of Valentin’s work. It is a representative example from the golden age of Roman Baroque painting.

The upcoming international exhibition for the autumn of 2024 is “Jacopo Bassano – Venetian Renaissance Master” from September 12, 2024, to January 12, 2025. Jacopo Bassano (c. 1515–1592) is one of the most important painters of the Venetian Renaissance. He was a virtuoso master of colour and light and a creator of pastoral paintings with biblical motifs. This monographic exhibition is the first extensive presentation of Jacopo Bassano’s work to be shown in Europe outside of Italy.

The Finnish National Gallery is a national organisation for the visual arts. It runs three of Finland’s best-known museums: the Ateneum Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum. It also manages the national art collection and its archives, develops Finnish cultural heritage, and promotes art to the wider public.