The artists Helene Schjerfbeck and Tyko Sallinen are among the most famous artists who have worked in Hyvinkää during the past hundred years. Their central works have been created here. Also the artists Jalmari Ruokokoski, Anton Lindforss and Yrjö Saarinen have lived and worked in Hyvinkää. The vibrant art scene is emblematic also of the current Hyvinkää. There is still an exceptionally large group of artists living and working here.
The collections of the Hyvinkää Art Museum consist of Finnish art, mainly from artists who have lived and had an impact on Hyvinkää and its surroundings. The collections consist mainly of art that was created in or after the 20th century. The collections of the Hyvinkää Art Museum are made up of the museum’s own collection, the city’s collection, the donation collections kept by the museum and deposited individual works. The collections include altogether over 2,200 works.
Of the collections, the Karin and Carl Eric Sonck’s is usually exhibited (the exception is larger changing exhibitions); it consists of the paintings and drawings of artist Yrjö Saarinen. Four of artist Helene Schjerfbeck’s works are exhibited as a part of the collection exhibition.