Amos Anderson Art Museum is located behind the Forum shopping centre, right in the city centre
Amos Anderson Art Museum is located in the centre of Helsinki, in the Forum city block. The museum is owned and maintained by the association Föreningen Konstsamfundet. The museum is located in the apartment building Amos Anderson (1878–1961) had had built for himself in 1913. The building was posthumously converted into a modern museum. Amos Anderson Art Museum is known for its diverse and varying exhibition programme as well as for its extensive collection of modern art. Some rooms from Amos Anderson’s home as well as his private chapel are permanently on display. The museum also has a shop and a café.
Kesäisin Amos Andersonin Museo Laajenee Kemiön Söderlångvikiin
Söderlångvik Museum is art museum and a museum dedicated to the life of Amos Anderson (1878–1961) housed in his former summer villa, and scenically located in a sheltered cove on the island of Kimito. The museum contains part of Anderson's private art collection, library and furnishings. The main body of the collection consists of early 20th century Finnish art, featuring approximately 100 paintings and a collection of small sculptures and graphics.
Eteishallista päästään toisen kerroksen avoimeen olohuoneeseen, jossa säilytetään Amos Andersonin kirjastoa. Yläkerrassa on myös vierashuone, työhuone ja Amos Andersonin vaatimaton makuuhuone.
Amos Anderson toivoi myös, että hänen kesäasuntonsa toimisi yleisölle avoimena museona. Yhdistys vastaa nykyään tilan metsäalueista, viljelyksistä ja puutarhasta. Sillä on maita Kemiössä, Dragsfjärdissä, Västanfjärdissä ja Paraisilla noin 6 600 hehtaaria, josta viljeltyä maata on vain noin 170 hehtaaria, loput ovat enimmäkseen metsää. Suomen toiseksi suurimpaan omenaviljelykseen on varattu Söderlångvikissa ja Tolfsnäsissä noin 23 hehtaaria. 13 000 omenapuusta noin 5 500 on Söderlångvikissa. Tila tuottaa myös tomaatteja ja kukkia.
The Amos Anderson collections hold over 6000 works
The Amos Anderson Art Museum collections are among the most extensive private art collections in Finland. They currently comprise around 6,000 works mainly paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. The Museum specializes in Finnish Modernism and contemporary art in its various manifestations. In addition, the collections contain textiles, furniture as well as glass- and ceramic objects mainly from the private home of Amos Anderson (1878–1961).
The Museum does not seek to give a complete and extensive picture of the history of art through its collections, focusing rather on choice phenomena, periods and artists. Early and mid–20th century art, the November Group and early Modernism form important focal points. The majority of the works in the collections stems from the post-World War II era. The Museum places particular focus on acquiring new and current art.
Apart from its own acquisitions, the Museum has received several donations over the years. The donated collections, comprising sculptures, paintings and drawings by Felix Nylund and paintings and sketches by Birger Carlstedt, have had a significant impact on the profile of the museum. Moreover, the Sigurd Frosterus collection and other individual works of art are on permanent deposit in the Museum.
Amos Anderson Art Museum and Söderlångvik Museum are owned and maintained by Föreningen Konstsamfundet
Amos Anderson set up the association Föreningen Konstsamfundet in 1940, and named it the sole beneficiary to his will. The association’s chief task is to promote Swedish-language culture in Finland, including music, literature, visual arts, and theatre. Föreningen Konstsamfundet also supports vocational education and Swedish-language publishing. In accordance with Anderson's wishes Föreningen Konstsamfundet maintains the Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki and Söderlångvik Museum housed in his former summer residence on the island of Kimito.Konstsamfundet.fi