March 5, 2020
Amos Rex Awarded New Cultural Destination of the Year in Europe at LCD Berlin Awards
Amos Rex Museum has won the prestigious LCD (Leading Culture Destination) Award for New Cultural Destination of the Year – Europe. The awards, coined “the Oscars for Museums” by the international press, were presented at the annual LCD awards ceremony in Berlin on 4 March 2020.
Since opening in August 2018, the Amos Rex Art Museum has made a big impact on the cultural scene in Helsinki, attracting over half a million visitors during its first year. Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet. The iconic functionalist Lasipalatsi building (i.e. Glass Palace) and the new gallery spaces under its undulating square, provide 10 000 m2 for unique experiences both below and above ground, as well as on the silver screen of Bio Rex. Amos Rex’s exhibition programme extends from the newest, often experimental, contemporary art to 20th-century modernism and ancient cultures.