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Mikkeli Art Museum

Mikkeli Art Museum / South Savo Regional Art Museum
Ristimäenkatu 5 (postal address Hallituskatu 8 E)
50100 Mikkeli
Finland
Tel. +358 15 1942424
museot(at)mikkeli.fi

     

 

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Opening hours 2017

Open in summer Tue 10-17, Wed 12-19, Thu-Sun 10-17, Mon closed.

Open in winter Wed 12-19, Thu-Sun 10-17, Mon and Tue closed. October-April Fridays free entry.

Admission 6 €, students 3 €, under 18-year-olds free, groups (more than12) 5 €/person.

Visits outside opening hours on working days 60 € plus admissions, on Sundays and on holidays 100 € plus admissions.

On eves of holidays, the exhibitions will close at 4 pm.

Museum is closed 1.1., 6.1., 13.–23.2., 14.–17.4., 1.5., 22.5.–9.6., 23.–25.6., 11.–21.9., 6.12. ja 24.–26.12.2017

Information on weekdays 8-17, enquiries tel. +358 15 1942424.

    

Background

Mikkeli Art Museum was opened in 1970 as the Johannes Haapasalo Museum. The name was changed to Mikkeli Art Museum in 1976, following the donation of the Martti Airio collection. The art museum was named the South Savo Regional Art Museum in 1981.

The art museum is situated in the city centre opposite the cathedral. The building, known as the 'Granite House', was designed by the architect Armas Rankka and dates from 1912.

Mikkeli Art Museum provides a wide range of services connected with the visual arts in South Savo. It researches, documents and displays, e.g. art from the region. One important area is the exhibition and collection of Finnish graphic art. In addition to organizing exhibitions, it is the task of the art museum to look after and add to the art collections in its possession. The Martti Airio collection, which is on permanent display, comprises Finnish paintings from the 1870s to the 1980s, furniture, oriental carpets and small art objects. Most of the works are post-Impressionist and Expressionist. Sculptures from the collection of the sculptor Johannes Haapasalo are also on permanent display. The works in the city's art collection have been placed in the city offices.