Didrichsen Art Museum

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Didrichsen Art Museum
Didrichsenin taidemuseo.jpg
General information
Architectural style Modernist
Location Helsinki, Finland
Completed 1965, 1967
Design and construction
Architect Viljo Revell

Didrichsen Art Museum (Finnish: Didrichsenin taidemuseo, Swedish: Didrichsens konstmuseum) is an art museum in Helsinki, Finland.

History[edit]

The art museum was founded by Marie-Louise and Gunnar Didrichsen, who asked Finnish architect Viljo Revell to build the first of two phases in 1958 and again in 1965.[1]

Revell also request the complex to have a sculpture, Archer, added by Henry Moore in 1967; Moore and Revell worked together in the design of Toronto City Hall, which also features the Archer sculpture.[2]

The modernist buildings are built to the contours of the land and surrounded by trees.

Location[edit]

The museum is located on the island of Kuusisaari. The founders have since died and are buried within the compound of the museum.[3]


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Coordinates: 60°11′7″N 24°51′23″E / 60.18528°N 24.85639°E / 60.18528; 24.85639