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A view from the courtyard of Viipuri Art Museum and Art School towards the sea. Two women stand by the pilars. Black and white picture, most likely from 1930s.
Viipuri Art Museum and Art School, Uno Ullberg (1930). picture: MFA

Uno Ullberg exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture 2 June – 23 August

Uno Ullberg exhibition
Museum of Finnish Architecture
Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki

Uno Ullberg (1879–1944) was among the most distinguished figures in Finnish 20th-century architecture. Most of the works by Ullberg are located in his native Vyborg, where he was actively involved in the city’s economic and cultural scene.

In Helsinki, Ullberg is best known for his later works as the architect of the Bensow building and the old Children’s Hospital (currently HUS Park Hospital)

The exhibition opening at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in the spring of 2020 is the first thorough retrospective on the life’s work of the most prominent Finnish architect to have hailed from Vyborg. The exhibition illuminates the persona of Uno Ullberg, casting a view over his seminal works. The attention is focused on the architect’s exceptionally influential work in Vyborg.

The exhibition is curated by Head of Archives at the Museum of Finnish Architecture Petteri Kummala. It is linked to an extensive research project undertaken by the association the Uno Ullberg -seura ry, which will also yield a comprehensive monograph. The authors contributing to the publication include experts in architecture and cultural history from Finland and Russia.

Further information about the exhibition on the Museum of Finnish Architecture’s website here.