Casa Haartman

Casa Haartman - An artist’s home in Naantali | Closed for the summer 2020

A unique artist home in Naantali

In the centre of Naantali you will find Casa Haartman, the historic home and studio of Finnish artist Axel Haartman and his wife Hedvig. The building was designed by Finnish architect Erik Bryggman in 1925. The classical building and its richly decorated interior form a unique and authentic environment.

Some of the finest Finnish artists of the 19th and 20th century are represented in Casa Haartman’s art collection, such as Victor Westerholm, Fanny Churberg, Wäinö Aaltonen and Helene Schjerfbeck, as well as multiple artworks by Axel Haartman himself.

Axel Haartman (1877-1969) was born in Turku, Finland, but grew up at Saustila estate in Sauvo, 40 km southeast of Turku. He often drew inspiration from motives in his home or in the lush garden. His wife Hedvig (née Stolpe) was his favourite model. He was not only an artist but also a writer, a critic, an illustrator and, as head of Turku Art Museum, a prominent figure in the Finnish art scene.

Axel and Hedvig Haartman considered their home as Axel’s finest work of art and wanted it to be preserved in its original condition. The association Hedvigs Minne r.f. maintained Casa Haartman from 1970 to 2017. In 2017 Casa Haartman was donated to the Åbo Akademi University Foundation.

Guided tour by appointment, max. 15 persons/group.

Casa Haartman is open during summertime | Closed for the summer 2020

Check the opening hours on www.casahaartman.fi

Visits every hour with the guide at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
The tour is held in Swedish on Saturdays at 1pm.

Entrance fees:
Adults 5 €
Pensioners and unemployed 4 €
Children and students 2 €

Bookings and information:

casa.haartman@stiftelsenabo.fi
tel. +358 (0)40 6744930 or +358 (0)40 8669777

Guided tours in June, July and August

For more information:
www.casahaartman.fi