Current Exhibitions

Jyväskylä Art Museum
Kenen luonto? (Whose Nature?)
In March Jyväskylä Art Museum will be taken over by the largest photography project on the subject of nature in Finland: Kenen luonto? (Whose Nature?), brings nature photographers and art photographers together for the first time. Curated by Juha Suonpää, the project’s opening exhibition presents diverse interpretations of nature by 22 well known photographers. This exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Luovake Center for Creative Photography. Parts of the Kenen luonto? exhibition are also shown at Galleria Ratamo as well as at the Museum of Central Finland.

Galleria Ratamo
27.3.–25.4.2021 Heikki Willamo: Mielen kuvia -valokuvia eläimistä 

Craft Museum of Finland
Permanent exhibition: Craft: A Touch of Life
Permanent exhibition: Dressed with Pride
Permanent exhibition: A Journey in Time

9.1.–18.4.2021 Treasures of the Bazars
The year will be kicked off by an exhibition that had to be rescheduled from 2020 due to the pandemic; Treasures of the Bazars showcases traditional textiles and jewellery from Morocco from the private collection of art collector Tuomas Sopanen. Pastoralism and traditions appear clear in these utility textiles and decorations.

Until 18.4.2021 The Magic of Tradition – Leena Jääskeläinen and Carelian traditional costumes
Exhibition, in which Leena Jääskeläinen who has been researching traditional Karelian national costumes for 40 years, presents sarafans and feresis, i.e. straight sarafans. Finished costumes are complemented by work drawings made by Jääskeläinen during her field trips around Karelia. 

Museum of Central Finland
Permanent exhibition: Exploring Central Finland
In the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Central Finland, you can listen to the stories and memories as told by people from Central Finland, marvel at the beauty of the evolving environment, pop in to see a film, read comics about the early days of Jyväskylä, feel the magic of the smoke sauna and relive glorious moments of sports history, or immerse yourself in rap music. Children can play hopscotch and other traditional playground games, visit the old farmers’ market and create cave paintings using modern techniques. And what did Jyväskylä look like when Alvar Aalto was a young lad, over a hundred years ago?

16.1.-5.4.2021 3rd Wave - The 73rd annual exhibition of the Jyväskylä Artists’ Association
The 3rd Wave exhibition is both a momentary look at today and a harbinger of change to come. The works selected for display form their own complex wholes. The artists create reflections in time, both towards the future and towards the past, placing the present into a rupture. The works highlight the current rupture occurring in our relationship with nature, consumption, and the structures of society, even as they elevate into focus the fundamental questions of humanity. The seemingly regional perspective offered by the artists thus turns out to be very universal in truth.

27.3.–16.5.2021 Whose Nature? Central Finland
Whose nature? brings nature photographers and art photographers together for the first time.

Alvar Aalto Museum
7.1. - 25.4.2021 Diverse Design – 30 Years of Passionate Collecting

Finnish Air Force Museum
The permanent exhibition consists mainly of aircraft, engines and aircrew equipment which has been used by the Finnish Air Force. The equipment of Air Force Signals Museum has its own section, which is being renewed at the moment. A large collection of scale models gives a wider perspective to the whole field of aviation.

Höyry-galleria
27.3.-25.4.2021 Pekka Suomäki
29.4.-31.5.2021 10 + 1 Art Collective