International airport stages composer exhibition

International airport stages composer exhibition


norman lebrecht

February 22, 2015


No prizes for guessing where.

Helsinki Airport is running a major photographic exhibition on Jean Sibelius and Finland in the 1930s to the 1960s.

Get early to gate area 32–38. More info here.


The exhibition consists of five different sections displaying the versatility of the production of three Finnish artists, Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan and Claire Aho , and celebrating their life’s work spanning half a century.

Art Gallery’s exhibition includes unique photos of Sibelius at his home in Ainola. The photos are part of a larger exhibition totalling 230 photos.

Air travellers are treated to views of city life in Helsinki in the 1930s captured by Aho & Soldan as well as Claire Aho’s stunning shots of Helsinki in 1968



  • Alberto Martinez says:

    This is what a country that respect its own culture does.

  • Anon says:

    Simply marvelous.