Lappeenranta Art Museum has functioned since 1965 and it's located to Lappeenranta fortress. From the collections of the museum a visitor can find Finnish art from the mid 19th century to the present day. The biggest of the older art collections is Vyborg Friends of art registered association's collection which presents inter alia artists like Arvid Liljelund, Hjalmar Munsterhjelm, Pekka Halonen and Ilmari Aalto. The present day's art gives a special attention to South Karelian art. The museum presents also changing exhibitions during the year. Art museum offers art consultant services for organisations and inhabitants.
• –5.3.2017. Emotion in Motion – a Juha Metso retrospective
• 18.3.–21.5. Päiviö Pyöttiälä – a selftaught surrealist
• 18.3.–21.5. We shall overcome – the art museum’s collections from the 1960s and 1970s
• 3.6.–10.9.2017 Faces of Karelia. The exhibition is part of Finland 100 programme in 2017.
• 23.9.2017–7.1.2018 Juho Karjalainen-exhibition
• 23.9.2017–7.1.2018 The long horizon – Tarja Heilimo and collections
Also smaller exhibitions:
• 25.4.–21.5. Mikko Vento. As the world breaks down – photography exhibition
• 8.8.–10.9. Eero Järnefelt’s Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood) – The exhibition is part of Finland 100 programme in 2017.
Winter: 3 Jan–4 Jun and 22 Aug–30 Dec Tue–Sun 11 am–5 pm
Summer: 5 Jun–20 Aug Mon–Fri 10 am –6 pm, Sat–Sun 11 am–5 pm
Admission fees 2017
Combination ticket for the Fortress Museums (South Karelia Museum,
Lappeenranta Art Museum and, during the summer, Cavalry Museum)
Adults €8, Pensioners, students, the unemployed €7
You can also buy a ticket only for the Cavalry Museum: Adults €4,
Pensioners, students, the unemployed €3, Free admission to those under the age of 18
Free admission on Museum Fridays
In the autumn: 1.9., 6.10., 3.11., 1.12.
Free Museum Friday 1.9.
1 PM Ludwig Heinrich von Nicolay (1737 – 1820) Park Monrepos opening
2PM The Siege of Leningrad - Pictures from the Museum of the Siege and Defense - opening