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 identitites. The following artists are featured:
June 9th – September 24th
American artist Jacon Hashimoto's works will be extensively displayed at WAM in the summer of 2017. Hashimoto's large-scale but minimalistic and colourful installations blur the line between the works and the space they occupy.
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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French master of black-and-white photography Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) was, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the great pioneers of photoj
Doisneau is best known for his charming, playful and almost surreal photographs of everyday life.
Wonderland (2013) makes use of the conventions of music videos and hip hop culture to give voice to angry and frustrated youths living in Istanbul.
Turkish artist Halil Altındere explores political, social and cultural codes in works that often focus on resistance against marginalisation and po
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.
The museums galleries are filled with the works of American artist Jacob Hashimoto.
Hashimoto's art blur the line between the works and the spaces that they occupy.
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.