With her multifaceted life's work, Tove Jansson (1914-2001) became one of the key artists in Finnish visual art during the postwar golden age of modernism.
Like her entire generation, Jansson wanted to create art in her own terms, but only few have accomplished this with such originality. As a visual artist, illustrator and author, Jansson expanded and transformed her expression tirelessly up to the last years of her life. Her works are a reflection of an entire life philosophy, eliciting enthusiastic responses from children and adults alike in all countries where her works are known.
Jansson’s immense international success made her one of the best-known Finnish artist in the world. The year 2014, with Jansson’s 100th anniversary, is another great opportunity to take a new look at her entire body of work.
To celebrate this anniversary, we have opened the “Tove 100” website portraying Tove Jansson’s art and life from different perspectives. We wish the work of this well-loved artist will inspire aspiring artists as they strive towards new accomplishments.
Moominvalley, permanent exhibition
Tove Jansson: Life, Art,Work (Sort of Books)
biography by Boel Westin,Jan 2014
Tove Jansson, Labora et amare
biography, Tuula Karjalainen, 2014
(fi-Tammi, se-Schildts&Söderströms, eng-Penguin)
Documentary about Tove Jansson, UK, Dec 2012
Moominland Tales: the life of Tove Jansson
Moomintales every friday at 14.00, and an exhibiton corner about Tove Jansson13.12.2013-31.5.2014
Benny Törnroos 27.5.2014, 17.30 in Swedish, 18.30 in Finnish
Centennial Charity Project
Unicef is the official charity partner during 2014
Money will be raised by selling anniversary Moomin products
Documentary about Moomin Characters Oy Ltd,
shown on MTV in Finland twice and in Sweden in 2014
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Moomin Concerts
Library Bus, "Skidi", illustrated with moomins.
Tove 100- anniversary coin issued 30.1.
Mint of Finland
A Tove Jansson stamp will be released on January 31.2014
Touring exhibition in Pirkanmaa region museums, from February 2014 -
Moomin concerts 26.4. Järvenpää, 3.5. Olso Norja, 29.5 Eurajoki, 7.6 Espoo, 12.6. Espoo, 30.7 Teuva, 2.8. Tolkkinen, 3.8. Mustio, 8.8. Kemiö, 16.8 Esbo, 30.8. Porvoo, 21-22.9. Espoo, 12-13.12 Espoo
Dancing Moominvalley, Dance Theater, Oulu 19-20.5, Tampere 15.6, Viikinsaaren Paviljonki 24.6, 8.7, 22.7, 29.7, Kiuruvesi 2.10
Dance Theatre MD’s repertoire
YLE radiotheater archive, Tove Jansson reads her own books
Spareparts Puppet Theatre; Moominpappa at Sea
Map of places in Helsinki that in some way relate to Tove Janssons life and art
Tove Jansson art exhibition 14.3.-7.9. 2014
The Ateneum exhibition moves to Japan for a five art museum tour (2014-2015)
Tove Jansson 100- lectures every monday at 18-19.30, 17.3-12.5.2014
Oulu City Library
Finnish Embassy Exhibition of Tove Janssons life and the Moomins
Finnish Embassy Bulgaria
Tove 100 events in Porvoo
Moomin exhibition, Matsuya Ginza Departmentstore, 16.04.-06.05.2014
Finland days in Steinach, May-June
The House of Literature, Tove event for the whole family 3 May 2014
Universitat de Barcelona, lectures and discussions on Tove Jansson 5.-7.5.2014 (18:30-20:30)
Nairobi Cultural Festival 10.5.2014
Tove Jansson, Stories from the Moomin Valley; Kraków Kids and Youth Literature Festival 12.5-18.5
Tove Jansson, Stories from the Moomin Valley; Warszawa Kids and Youth Literature Festival 19.5-25.5
Royal and Derngate & Polka Theatre; Northampton , Moominsummer Madness, 22.5-1.6.2014
Royal and Derngate
Avistegnernes Hus, Galleri Oscarsborg, Oslo
Exhibition: Det store eventyret 2 4.5. - 30.9.2014
Literary event, focus on Finland, 26.5.-2.6.2014
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit
Mugs with a history- Moomin, Arabia museum, exhibition 5.6-31.8.2014
Moominworld is open 7.6.-10.8.2014 10am-6pm and 11.-24.8.2014 at noon-6pm
"The Summer Book", at the Unicorn Theatre, 7.-29.6.2014
Royal and Derngate & Polka Childrens Theatre
Moominsummer madness 11.06.- 16.08.2014
Polka Childrens Theatre
Tove and the archipelago exhibition
Porvoo, Finland 11.7. – 30.8.2014 at Taidetehdas
Fellach, Germany, 22.7-30.9.2014
Moomin exhibition, Sapporo Marui Imai Departmentstore, 23.07.-03.08.2014
Per Olov Jansson; photo exhibition
Porvoo, Finland 8.8. - 30.9. 2014, at Kulttuuritalo Grand
Literture seminar: "All things are so very uncertain, and that's exactly what makes me feel reassured."
8. - 10.08.2014 Visit Porvoo
Moomin exhibition, Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art, 09.08.-07.09.2014
Toves 100th birthday 9.8, performance of Toves songs and poems by Birgitta Ulfsson
Exhibition with Per Olov Jansson´s and C-G Hagström´s photographies of Tove, 5.9-27.9.2014
The Children's Square at the book fair, Schildts & Söderströms / Raben & Sjögren / Bulls
documentary about Tove (Charlotta Airas)
Göttingen, Germany, October
New York Review Books releases the novel The Woman Who Borrows Memories, Selected Stories, in October 2014
Animated feature film
premiers 10.10.2014 in Finland
Tove Jansson, Stories from the Moomin Valley; Kraków 18th International Book Fair in Krakow 23.10-26.10
Moomin Characters and Finnish publishers have a Tove Jansson stand 24.-27.10.
Kulturtreff, Rodenbruch, Germany, November
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit
The Nordic Library Week 10.11.2014, loud reading event with the theme "Trolls in the North"
Tove Jansson Centennial Conference, Stockholm University 27th-28th November 2014 Boel Westin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre play based on the short story "The Fir Tree"
Iller Kulturproduktion; Stockholm
Tove and Moomin Comic strip exhibition January 2015
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