Halosenniemi Museum is closed from 28th of November to 31st of December 2020 due to the acceleration phase of COVID-19. Museum, museum shop and the exhibition "In the Shade of the Forest" will be closed a few days earlier than planned for a winter break. We will open again in January 2021.
Pekka Halonen is one of the most beloved artists of the 'Golden Era' of Finnish art. A versatile artist and master portrayer of Finnish landscapes and people, he absorbed the latest international trends and ingeniously applied these to the depiction of Finnish nature. The countryside around Lake Tuusula provided him with a rich source of ideas and inspiration, and it was there that Halonen developed the distinctive style for which he is renowned.
Art museum dedicated to Pekka Halonen and his art
Halonen's studio was opened to the public in the 1950s. Today the museum specialises in presenting material related to Halonen's art, his lifetime achievements and the famous artists' colony of Tuusula to which he and his friends belonged. Every year the museum hosts 3-4 theme exhibitions showcasing Halonen's art side by side with the work of his contemporaries and later generations of artists up to the present day.
Safe visit to the museum
As the museums open in early June after the closing time of the corona pandemic, Halosenniemi Museum has taken several measures at the to ensure the safety of customers and employees.
Ticket office have plexiglass protection to protect customers and staff. Adequate safety clearances are maintained. Disinfectant gel for hands are available at the ticket office and there is a hand washing facility in the toilet in the outbuilding. Special attention is paid to surface cleaning. The staff instructs customers for safe movement and directions in the museum. The number of visitors is limited to a maximum of 30 people at a time, which may cause the museum to be queued. We accept group or guided tour bookings for mx. 20 people.
The COVID-19 situation is monitored and changes to the measures are made as the situation requires.
Language versions of the exhibition catalogue and museum presentation are available on Halosenniemi Museum´s website.
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Every year the museum hosts 3-4 theme exhibitions showcasing Halonen's art side by side with the work of his contemporaries and later generations of artists up to the present day.