The installation exhibits colour samples from various natural elements distilled or ground onto a microscopic slide.
On each slide, the artist has painted images of nature spirits related to the animist worldview with transparent paint.
Uncertain Horizon exhibition observes the changing sea around us.
Things that we have taken for granted and considered immutable might become uncertain in the future, and the chains of consequence can be unexpecte
WAMx – international window for exchange in Turku
In March 2019, WAM, the City Art Museum of Turku, launched WAMx, an operating model new to the Finnish art museum scene. It is a process with the primary idea of annually inviting an international expert to plan an exhibition programme in co-operation with the museum. The co-operation seeks new themes and entities that discuss current phenomena from interesting artists.
- in Finnish on Sundays at 2:00 pm
- in Swedish on 25th Oct, 29th Nov, 27th Dec at 3:00 pm and on 10th Jan at 3:00 pm.
From the playground to the museum
Modern art is very accessible to children. It is a good idea to include art museums in early childhood education. Children don’t need to understand the art to enjoy it, and they often come up with creative and surprising interpretations. You can come lift your spirits in the museum on a rainy day, or come provoke your thoughts on a nice sunny day. You can easily leave the children’s raincoats and other clothes in the museum’s coat rack.
Brighten up the school day
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art offers many ways to revitalise your teaching. Modern art often awakens the senses and takes a stand on political issues and history. Fine arts can morph into literature, carry knowledge on other cultures or illustrate the physics of light and colour. Think outside the box and include the museum in your curriculum.
The museum building is designed by Irma and Matti Aaltonen. Wäinö Aaltonen himself took part in the designing process. Aaltonen travelled a lot, and he had got acquainted with different museums during his travels and exhibitions abroad.
4 June - 19 September 2021
Anu Pentik - In the beginning there was a seed
WAM’s galleries are filled with Anu Pentik’s spatial and narrative collection of her latest artistic work. The extensive exhibition displays ceramics skillfully shaped into ﬂoating seeds, burned trees and other reﬂections of the various stages of life.
6 March – 16 May 2021
This exhibition examines the changing sea around us. Things that we have taken for granted are uncertain and causal chains are surprising in the future. Changes in the horizon and emotions reflected by the sea are pondered over in the exhibition with the help of the works of contemporary international and Finnish artists.
Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966) was the most important sculptor in the early years of Finland's independence. Aaltonen made several public sculptures of great national value, including the figures in the House of Parliament in the 1930's. The cityscape of Turku is embellished with a total of 11 outdoor sculptures by the artist. In Runeberg Park stands Turun Lilja (Lily of Turku). Opposite is Paavo Nurmen patsas (Statue of Paavo Nurmi).
The museum shop is a great place for anyone looking for art books and postcards. You will also find fun giftware and souvenirs as well as local design.
NB. Cash is not accepted for the time being.
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art is located right by the city centre by the Aurajoki river, approximately a fifteen minute's walk away from the market square. The best route by foot is across the Teatterisilta bridge.
If you travel by car, there are several parking options: There are free 1-hour parking places in the front of the museum, 2-hour parking spots on the uphill street next to the museum, and on the Itsenäisyydenaukio side on Paavo Nurmen puistotie, there are parking places where you can leave your car for as long as you like.
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art is partially accessible
You can access the museum terrace from Paavo Nurmen puistotie, where there is an entrance without steps. There is a ramp and an automatic door by the main entrance. The lobby and Café Wäinö are fully accessible, as are the toilets in the lobby.
NB! The lift is not in use right now.
Enjoy a cup of coffee on the sunniest terrace in Turku
In addition to visiting the museum, you should definitely take a break and relax for a moment in the atmospheric Cafe Wäinö. The beautiful Aurajoki scenery and the sunniest terrace in Turku really crown your art experience. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a drink, and go through the exhibition in your mind once more. The aquarium adds an interesting element to the atmosphere of the cafe.
- adults 10 €
- groups (min. 10 persons) -25 %
- reduced price 5 €
- 7–15 yrs. 4 €
- family ticket 24 €
Free admission is granted for children under 7 year olds, kindergarten groups, comprehensive school groups and upper secondary groups (from Turku) as well as the teachers entering with the groups.
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.
“The pyramid harnesses healing energy from its tip, while its four faces retell vital stories of feminine-masculine alignments.”
Ilmaisella sisäänpääsyllä halutaan tukea nuorten hyvinvointia koronapandemian keskellä ja tarjota nuorille mielenkiintoista tekemistä tieteen, tait
The exhibition examines, by means of contemporary art, the changes in horizon and the emotional states reflected by the sea.
While doing that, “The Things We Are Made Of” transgresses the borders between the human body and the nature, thus the ‘good’ old notion of “the ot
An origin story explains why something is the way it is: why the world has the distinct characteristics and qualities that it does and the place of
For this work, Vardarman has created collages of images taken from space, which show opencast mines, located in eleven different countries, which