Artist home pair
Photo: The Gallen-Kallela Museum / Saana Kytömäki

Visit the artists’ homes from a century ago and marvel at their magnificent stone towers and decorative interiors!
These atelier homes, designed by the tenants themselves, showcase the life and work of our national artist and perhaps one of the most famous architects in history. The Hvitträsk, built in 1903 and designed by Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen, and Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Tarvaspää from 1913 are classic examples of the early 20th century trend among artists, who dreamed of living and working in the countryside.
Hvitträsk showcases the daily operations of the architecture firm Geselius-Lindgren-Saarinen and the domestic interiors of the designers, while the Tarvaspää exhibitions are focused on showcasing Gallen-Kallela’s extensive production, as well as his life.
Spend a day in a national romantic milieu in the coastal scenery of Laajalahti and Vitträsk, let the green surroundings refresh you and have a little snack in the cosy museum cafés.

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The Gallen-Kallela Museum
Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s beautifully decorated atelier home showcases the artist’s versatile production and various related temporary exhibitions.

Designed by Gesellius-Lindgren-Saarinen, this National Romantic building, located in a beautiful, natural environment served as the architecture office of its designers as well as a home for their families.