The Turku Biological Museum opened on 15 July 1907. The story of the museum starts in 1902 when the Turku City Council received an anonymous donation for 50 000 marks for an unspecified purpose. Later it was revealed that the donation had been made by Alfred Jacobsson, the vice consul for Sweden, and his wife Hélène.
- 22.4.–22.5. Minna Salonen & Minttu Saarinen
- 27.5.–3.7. Elina Katara
- 8.7.–14.8. Lauri Tujula & Maiju Hukkanen
The Old Town Hall Gallery
- 22.4.–22.5. Ilona Romunen
- 27.5.–3.7. Nelli Pietiläinen
- 8.7.–14.8. Jasu Appu
20th October, 2017–14th January, 2018
The exhibition brings together works of contemporary art, which explore the body-related conceptions and presentation conventions prevailing in our culture today. Several works scrutinize the materiality of the body and the expression of identities. The following artists are featured:
Contemporary art by the river
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM) is the Turku City Art Museum named after the famous Turku born sculptor, Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966). For nearly 50 years this modernist white museum building has been reflected in the Aurajoki river, becoming part of the cultural landscape on the east bank. The middle-aged museum isn’t content to just rest on its laurels, but is presenting new and experimental art projects. In addition to changing exhibitions, the programme includes various cultural events, lectures, concerts and theme days for families.
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The collection exhibition presents acquisitions and donations from the time of the museum’s first director, landscape artist Victor Westerholm.
During Westerholm’s tenure the collection of the Turku Art Society grew to consist of precisely 400 works.
Tyko Sallinen (1879–1955) was a famous forerunner of Finnish modernism and expressionism who is best known for his landscapes and paintings of peop
His brush reached the height of its expressiveness in the 1910s, when Sallinen’s works caused the first controversies in Finnish modernism.
Gustav Vasa became King of Sweden in 1523 and started the Reformation.
The Game of Power exhibition introduces the cultural transformation in the post-Reformation era, focusing on the effects of each monarch.
WAM open until 11 pm: Hashimoto exhibition, art workshop, jazz, science and science fiction
At WAM’s Night of the Arts, you can enjoy the e
Hashimoto’s works are mainly constructed of minimalistic kite-like elements that the artist repeats and varies in different ways.
The Old Town Hall and Brinkkala galleries are part of The Museum Centre of Turku.
The history of the Christmas tree of Turku Cathedral is presented at the Brinkkala attic gallery exhibition with old photos, articles and wooden discs sawn out of trunks of previous Christmas trees between the year 1980 and 2016. The exhibition opens on 25 November.