Moomin - The world tour of Tove Jansson exhibition

In 2014, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson, Tove Jansson exhibition was held in Helsinki at the Art Museum Ateneum. Over 300 000 people visited the exhibition in Finland and during 2015 the touring exhibition in Japan delighted over 260 000 visitors in total of five museums. Tove Jansson exhibition world tour began at Millesgården in Stockholm, Sweden.

The exhibition will next visit Göteborgs Konstmuseum in Gothenburg, Sweden and GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark. In October 2017 Dulwich Picture Gallery in London will present the first major Tove Jansson exhibition in the UK.

Recently discovered works exhibited for the first time

The exhibition covers all the periods in Tove Jansson’s (1914–2001) productive career, including her surrealistic paintings of the 1930s, modernist art of the 1950s and more abstract works in the 1960s and ‘70s, as well as her satirical anti-war illustrations for the magazine Garm, her monumental paintings for public spaces, and of course Moomin characters and stories.

The exhibition presents also Moomin drawings that were discovered at the British Cartoon Archive only this year. Remarkable find includes ten finished, published Moomin strips by Tove Jansson as well as four later Moomin strips by Tove’s brother Lars Jansson. In addition, there were original Moomin drawings found from the archives. Some of the illustrations will be on display at the exhibition.

Touring Tove Jansson exhibition

22.10.2016 – 22.1.2017 Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden
23.2.2017 – 21.5.2017 Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden
10.6.2017 – 3.9.2017 GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark
25.10.2017 – 28.1.2018 Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, England

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