Birger Carlstedt: Le Chat Doré
Amos Rex presents the life’s work of Birger Carlstedt (1907–1975) in an extensive exhibition that encompasses the artist’s entire oeuvre, all the way from his abstract experiments of the 1920s to the concretist period beginning in the 1950s. The exhibition includes a reconstruction of the legendary café Le Chat Doré. Carlstedt designed Finland’s first functionalistic interior to a café that opened on Unioninkatu in 1929. Café visitors can experience a moment of indulgence in a prohibition-era setting.
Amos Rex is open on Finland's independence day!
Friday December 6th is Finland’s Independence Day and Amos Rex is open 11–17. Come and enjoy art and treat yourself in the cafe Le Chat Doré.
Exceptional opening hours during the Holiday season:
|Thu 5.12.||Eve of Independence Day||11–20|
|Fri 6.12.||Independence Day||11–17|
|Mon–Wed 23.–25.12.||Christmas / Holidays in Finland||Closed|
|Thu 26.12.||Boxing Day||11–17|
|Tue 31.12.||New Year’s Eve||Closed|
|Wed 1.1.||New Year’s Day||11–17|
|13.1.–11.2.||Closed for exhibition construction||Closed|
Birger Carlstedt vibrates in Amos Rexs Fall. Students from Sibelius Academy have compiled a series of piano concerts to accompany the exhibition. The connection between the visual arts and the music forms a central theme in Carlstedt’s art. Piano serenades in the exhibition Wednesdays at 6 pm.
Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet.
Amos Rex’s exhibition programme will extend from the newest, often experimental, contemporary art to 20th-century Modernism and ancient cultures. Amos Rex aims to present captivating and ambitious art refreshingly and exuberantly. The goal will be for the past, present and future to produce unique experiences and surprising encounters beneath and above ground, and on the screen.