Tend Thou Well The Sacred Rowan Tree
The landscape paintings of Pekka Halonen
22 January – 5 May 2019
The favorite subject of Pekka Halonen (1865-1933), a central artist of Finland's golden age, was the Finnish landscape. For Halonen, nature was eternal and sacred – stability in the ever-changing world. The exhibition focuses on his motif of the rowan tree, which he depicted throughout his career.
Several of his paintings portray rowans in their floral splendor in the spring, the flaming red berries in the autumn or the natural ornaments of the swaying branches in the winter.
The rowan tree has always been a sacred tree of the Finns. It protected the house, brought fortune and prosperity and banished the evil. Even today, people often plant a rowan in the yard of a new home.
The House Full of Women
Paintings by and about women
14 May – 8 September 2019
In the summer, Halosenniemi will be filled with women in variable roles: as superb artists and models, inspiring muses, beloved spouses and children, even as seductresses.
Finland had talented female artists in the late 19th century. Besides landscapes and people, the artists depicted everyday chores, children, flowers and compositions. Many paintings portray the ambience, the light or movement delicately and naturally.
Pekka Halonen's dearest women were his spouse Maija and their daughters, who are depicted in many of his works. The exhibition includes works from Pekka Halonen, Fanny Churberg, Elin Danielson-Gambogi, Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Eero Järnefelt, Amélie Lundahl, Eero Nelimarkka, Anna Sahlstén, Tyko Sallinen, Helene Schjerfbeck, Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, Ellen Thesleff and Maria Wiik.
Art Is Long, Life Is Short
The 70th anniversary of Halosenniemi Museum
17 September – 8 December 2019
The Golden Age of Finnish Art is authentically present in Halosenniemi. Pekka Halonen's home on the bare but beautiful cliff was an unfailing source of inspiration. Pekka Halonen and his family lived in his studio and home at Lake Tuusula from 1902 until his death in 1933.
Today Halosenniemi is an artist's studio museum focusing on recording, researching and showcasing Pekka Halonen's life and art.
The exhibition covers masterpieces of Halonen and his contemporaries throughout the course of decades. Photographs of the life of the artist's family as well as the phases of Halosenniemi are included. The exhibition celebrates the 70-year-long journey of Tuusula Museum that began when the municipality bought Halosenniemi from the heirs in 1949.