Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation is a member of the Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations (Suomalaisten taidesäätiöiden yhdistys - STSY).

What STSY?

The aim of the association is to promote and familiarise the public with Finnish and international art at home and abroad, to support art as a leisure pursuit, and to further art historical research.

The association organizes exhibitions, in which works from the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation's collection are frequently displayed.


Land of Snow

Rovaniemi Art Museum
Korundi House of Culture
Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100 Rovaniemi
+358 16 322 2822

The museum is open Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 11-18, tickets 5-9 €. On Thursdays the museum is open 11-20, free entrance from 18-20.

You'll find more info about the exhibition here.

Welcome to the Land of Snow! Organized together with The Association of the Finnish Fine Art Foundations this exhibition reaches from late 1900th century's snow-covered winter idyll to the depiction of modern winter.

Ever since the early history, the Finnish winter has defined the Finnish nature and the Finnish way of living. In those days winter was often seen frightening. Also our national epic Kalevala transmitted an image of a cold and dreary Pohjola. As late as in the end of 19th century, people began to see symbolism referring to survival and toughness in winter. The Finnish artists who had studied in Paris utilized what they had learned there. They were not afraid of the cold but wanted to paint the Finnish winter outdoors; sometimes the gleaming snowy landscape in crispy clear sunshine, sometimes trees covered with snow in the remotest corner of an untouched wood.

The exhibition challenges the viewer to consider: what does winter signify to Finnish people? Has its significance changed over the years? How has man influenced the being of winter? How do tourists experience the wintry nature and has the exoticism of the Finnish winter retained its attraction?

The exhibition is curated by Hilkka Liikkanen from the Rovaniemi Art Museum and there will be over 70 artworks of 40 artists. The time span of the exhibition extends from 19th century up to 2000s.

The exhibition is composed of the collections of the Association of the Finnish Fine Art Foundations (STSY).

Villa Gyllenberg opening hours

Wed 15-19
Sat 11-15
Sun 12-16

Group bookings by e-mail

Admission fee
Adults 10 €
Reduced admission (pensioners and students) 8 €
Children under 18 years 0 €
With the Museum Card
Public transport
Buses 551, 552. NB! Public transport to Kuusisaari changed on 3.1.2018. Learn more on the page Visit Villa Gyllenberg.