Helene Schjerfbeck’s life and art

Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) is one of Finland’s best-known and most appreciated artists.
As Schjerfbeck spent a significant time of her life in Ekenäs, the Provincial Museum of Western Uusimaa has planned a permanent exhibition at the EKTA museum centre, celebrating her life and work. The exhibition Helene Schjerfbeck’s life and art which opened on 27.4.2012 shows a selection of her works of art.

For Helene, the town and its surroundings were meaningful in many respects. The longest single period during which she lived here was between 1925 and 1941, but she painted in the area on numerous other occasions. Furthermore, her family had roots here on both her father’s and mother’s side.









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Address: Gustav Wasas gata 11
Opening Hours: 1.1.-19.4, wed – sun 11-17, 20.4.-28.8. tue-sun 11-17, 24.4.-30.8. tue-sun 11-17
Enquiries: +358-(0)19-289 2512, email: museum(at)raseborg.fi, www.raseborg.fi/museum
Entrance Fee: Adults 8 €, seniors and students 5 €. Under 18s free.
Groups (min. 10 persons) 5 € / person + guiding 50 € (weekend 70 €).
The fee includes entry to all units within the Museum Centre.
Links: www.raasepori.fi/museo, www.ekenas.fi/virtualmuseum, www.facebook.com/EKTAmuseum
Temporary exhibitions:Events: 10.7 Celebrating Helene Schjerfbeck’s birthday – free entry.
Other museums to visit: The Commoner’s House, The Photographer’s Studio
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Accessibility: Disabled access and WC Ear loop