Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Lynx Cave (1906-1918)
Albert Edelfelt View from Villa Haikko 1883

Art Foundation Merita fr


Art Foundation Merita fr is a non-profit organisation that promotes Finnish art and art history research. The foundation maintains and develops its own collection, arranges exhibitions featuring its works of art, loans works for exhibitions, participates in exhibition activities of the Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations (STSY) and provides scholarships to artists and art history researchers.


Art Foundation Merita’s award 2021 for artistic research goes to Stephanie Misa. Read more here.


Exhibitions in the Old Banking Hall

Art Foundation Merita fr has a permanent exhibition of its own works in Helsinki. The collection’s classics of older Finnish art are displayed in the unique interior of the Old Banking Hall in Aleksanterinkatu.

The foundation offers guided tours of both exhibitions by advance reservation. More information, including fees, is available here.


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