At the event, music and visual art will complement each other. Music performances will be given by the young, gifted pianists Maria Hämäläinen, Anton Mejias, Tarmo Peltokoski, Ossi Tanner and Aleksei Zaitsev. There will be three piano concerts each day.
The art exhibition to be held in the main building will feature familiar art classics, such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Aino-triptych. In addition, the public will see works by Ville Andersson, Paul Gustafsson, Kristian Krokfors and Anna Retulainen, from among the most recent art acquisitions, and selections from the art collection, which contains nearly 1,200 works. The exhibition is curated by art expert Markku Valkonen. Members of the Bank of Finland’s art club will act as guides. Many of the art works can also be viewed online www.kansakunnanomaisuutta.fi/en.
In addition to culture, visitors can also enjoy short presentations by Bank of Finland and Financial Supervisory Authority experts on the economy and the main building and history of the Bank of Finland.
Discussions will also be held in the Bank of Finland Museum during the open doors event. The theme of the discussion beginning at 14.00 on Saturday, 26 May will be books dealing with 1918. The participants will be Professor Emeritus Seppo Hentilä and writers Anneli Kanto and Antti Tuuri. The film ’Suomalaiset ja raha – rakkaustarina’ (The Finns and Money – A Love Story’) directed by the legendary and versatile film expert Peter von Bagh, will be screened at 12.30 and 14.45 on Sunday, 27 May. Before the first screening, Governor Erkki Liikanen, musical artist Sakari Kuosmanen and film programmer Antti Alanen will discuss the life’s work of Peter von Bagh. The discussion will be shown as a video recording before the second screening. The Bank of Finland Museum events will be hosted by Governor Erkki Liikanen.
Regretfully, for practical reasons we are unable to take advance group bookings.
We recommend you use public transport, as parking space is limited in the vicinity of the Bank and the Museum. We also request that visitors refrain from bringing large bags with them to the exhibition.