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from 25 Nov 2016

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 new collection exhibition presents highlights from the classics alongside unrealised dreams – works that for some reason never became part of the collection. Read further

TYKO SALLINEN
15 Sep 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Tyko Sallinen (1879–1955) was a famous forerunner of Finnish modernism and expressionism who is best known for his landscapes and paintings of people, particularly of his first wife, Helmi Vartiainen, known as Mirri. Sallinen’s brushstrokes became particularly expressive in the 1910s, when his works caused the first controversies in Finnish modernism. The vivacious celebration of colour in those works was later replaced by a more broken, earthy palette, but his idiom remained distinctive, particularly in depictions of people. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with HAM Helsinki Art Museum. Read further


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NOORA SCHRODERUS: THE DOG SHOW
17 Nov 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

The dog is a fundamental element of human culture, both past and present. The works in sculptor Noora Schroderus’s Dog Show are made with hair from the artist’s own dogs and from numerous other canine donors. Read further


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MARJO LEVLIN: DIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL II
17 Nov 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Dividual Individual II (2017) talks about racial biology and investigates the scientific studies and propaganda work that the Florin Commission (today Föreningen Folkhälsan) carried out in Swedish-speaking areas in Finland between 1913 and 1916. Alongside archival material, the work also includes butterflies as a reference to Finland’s first professor of genetics, Harry Federley, a world-renowned zoologist and lepidopterist who was also a eugenicist and secretary of the Florin Commission. Read further

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