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Didrichsen Art Museum
Helsinki, Finland
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The founders of the Didrichsen Art Museum, Marie-Louise and Gunnar Didrichsen, hoped that the museum would remain the home of everything beautiful: “nature, architecture, sculpture, painting and music, and that it would give the visitors as much pleasure as it has given us.” Danish businessman Gunnar Didrichsen (1903-1992) came to Finland in 1927 and married Marie-Louise Granfelt (1913-1988) in 1939. They built Villa Didrichsen in 1957. It was designed by the famous Finnish architect Viljo Revell. He also planned the museum wing, which was completed in 1965. The Didrichsen couple started collecting art in the 1940s. At first they acquired older Finnish masters and in 1961 they purchased their first modernist art work, Reclining Figure on pedestal by Henry Moore. A year after Gunnar Didrichsen passed away, the home was opened to the public in 1993. The museum is administered by the Marie-Louise and Gunnar Didrichsen Art Foundation. The museum collections consist of nearly 1,000 art works; paintings, sculptures and artifacts from Pre-Columbian and Asian cultures. There are three to four changing exhibitions annually with topics connected to the collections.

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Address
Kuusilahdenkuja 1 
City
Helsinki
Country
Finland 
Website
http://www.didrichsenmuseum.fi
Contributor
Maria Didrichsen 

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  • Roof ornament
    China
    AD 14th century ~ AD 17th century
    Didrichsen Art Museum
  • Dog´s head
    China
    BCE 3rd century ~ BCE 3rd century
    Didrichsen Art Museum
  • Ceremonial axe
    China
    BCE 11th century ~ BCE 11th century
    Didrichsen Art Museum

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