Exhibitions
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25 Nov 2016 – 4 Nov 2018

During landscape painter Victor Westerholm’s term as the first director of Turku Art Museum 1891–1919, the collections of the museum came to comprise altogether 400 works of art acquired by purchase or as a donation. Many of these works have subsequently become undisputed classics of Finnish art. The collection exhibition presents highlights from the classics alongside unrealised dreams – works that for some reason never became part of the collection. Read further

AXEL HAARTMAN – ALI MUNSTERHJELM – SANTERI SALOKIVI
14 Sep 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

Axel Haartman, Ali Munsterhjelm and Santeri Salokivi were not just fellow artists, but also leading figures of impressionism and post-impressionism based colour painting in Turku in the early 1900’s. In accordance with their Parisian teachings, the artists would capture the surroundings without forgetting the social aspects of reality. Munsterhjelm specialised in landscapes and urban art, particularly perspectives of the River Aura, while Haartman focused on still lifes, interiors, human portraiture and landscapes. Of the trio, Salokivi’s favourites were portraits, as well as city landscapes. Rear further


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JAAKKO NIEMELÄ: NOSTALGIA
14 Sep – 18 Nov 2018

Jaakko Niemelä’s artistic work has since 2012 involved a research project on the theme of seafaring and memories of his father, a sea captain. Nostalgia tells about the breaking and disintegration of large structures, about resignation and longing, destruction, decay and ending. Read futrher


 

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MIKHAIL KARIKIS: AIN'T GOT NO FEAR
14 Sep – 18 Nov 2018

Ain’t Got No Fear (2016) depicts the growing up of 11–13-year-old boys on Isle of Grain in the industrialised marshlands of South-East England. Couched in the idiom of music videos, the work offers glimpses of a life hovering between childhood and adulthood, shunning authority and adult supervision and dominated by friendship and play. Rear further

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