Torbjörn Damm · Dany Danino · Tom Huck · Catherine Keun · Jean Le Gac · Patrick Merrill · Ernest Pignon-Ernest · Tomas Regan · Teemu Saukkonen · Kiki Smith · Hanna Vihriälä · Camilla Vuorenmaa · Dominik Wlodarek · James Ensor · Oskar Kokoschka · Pentti Lumikangas · Alain Jacquet · Matti Waskilampi · Marjatta Hanhijoki · Tapani Mikkonen · Albrecht Dürer · Jacques Callot · Anton van Dyck · Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn · Giovanni Battista Piranesi · Francisco Goya · Suzuki Harunobu · Kitagawa Utamaro
3.6.–18.9. lower gallery
– Recently I began studying the rhythm and possibilities of line in my art. The process has been intense and the pieces have become increasingly more passionate and bold. In my work I have a kind of lust for line, tells the painter Sami Korkiakoski.
June 3 - September 18
Alvar Aalto Museum, Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä
April 15 - May 22
Color and steel meet in the retrospective exhibition of two masters of their field. Sculptor Anne Alho (1955–2010) and visual artist Juhani Petäjäniemi (1956–2015) passed away relatively young, yet they left an indelible mark on Jyväskylä – both with the works of art they produced, and as teachers as well. The exhibition presents Anne Alho’s sculptures and Juhani Petäjäniemi’s paintings from the art collection of the City of Jyväskylä.
April 15 - May 22, Holvi, lower gallery
Pekka Suomäki is a visual artist who details our modern way of living and our complicity in the current state of the world. Suomäki’s assemblages and collages bombard the viewer with conflicting emotions, and the thoughts provoked by his pieces continue to niggle at the back of the mind even in the comfort of one’s own home. Suomäki boldly throws before us unpleasant – even dubious – subject matters. His criticism is biting, haunting, and disturbingly accurate, yet also gentle, understanding, and laced with humor as well.
4 March–10 April Holvi, lower gallery
4 March–15 May window gallery of the Craft museum of Finland
The exhibition is a retrospective of Eila Minkkinen’s multifaceted body of work. The artist’s metal sculptures are displayed in Jyväskylä Art Museum, and her jewellery and glass sculptures are showcased in the Craft Museum of Finland. Born in Central Finland’s Konginkangas in 1945, silversmith-sculptor Minkkinen casts, solders, welds, and grinds. In her hands, copper, steel, silver, bronze, and recycled materials are all turned into sculptures and jewellery.
Short films by artists and citizens
19 October – 3 December
Exhibition Our Land! shows works by Finnish videographers. These videos are products of the Yle's (Yleisradio, Finnish broadcasting company) archival film clips. Dozens of video amateurs also used the same material to make new videos. The language of the videos is Finnish.
Mika Taanila represents the cream of the professional videographers, whose films were simultaneously shown in both London, England and the opening of this exhibition in Jyväskylä. Taanila has made three videos from the Yle archives.
Fine art a key to finnish identity
On June 9th, 2017, the exhibition One Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings, opens at the Jyväskylä Art Museum. The exhibition shows a selection of significant Finnish artwork from between the 1800’s to the 2010’s. These pieces are presented from a new perspective which is made through a variety of different interpretations. Fine art helped build Finnish identity but do we interpret those images differently today.
”The subject of my artwork deals with our trek through time as people, the hard, sometimes merciful daily life. I can only describe what I feel… I don’t believe in touristic vacations, going to the sea or dramatically withdrawing into seclusion. Just like Vilho Lampi, I believe – there are berries to be picked on the bank of my own creek.”
April 20 – May 27, Lower gallery
This spring, the Jyväskylä Art Museum turns it’s regard to the budding generation of young artists. In correlation with the museum’s main exhibition ”Generation”, which presents work by artists aged 15–23 from around Finland, the museum’s lower gallery shows work by Jyväskylä’s own youth.
March 16 – September 3, 2018
− My work deals with identity, constructs of power and human relations in which reality and desire do not always meet. My work often includes irony, humour and cynicism, but they are also honest illustrations of my real thoughts and feelings.
− My photographs often deal with quite personal themes. For a long time the underlying theme has been mental health and inner struggles in my head. How do light and shadows take turns and avoid each other, how does it feel to be driven into a corner?
March 9 – April 15, Lower gallery
– MORPHEUS is a double exhibition which takes place in the two cities of Kokkola and Jyväskylä simultaneously. Kokkola is the city of my birth, the place where I spent the years of my childhood and youth. Jyväskylä is the city of my adult life; where I came to study in 1981. I am still on that road. The artwork shown in this exhibition was exposed to daylight between 2014 and 2018.
a Journey through dreams and layers of the mind
Jun 6 – Oct 7, 2018
The Jyväskylä Art Museum exhibition production, Other Realities takes the viewer on a journey into a world which is both familiar and unknown.
– In choosing the artwork, our attention was particularly drawn to inexplicable, mystical and dreamlike pieces, says the Museum’s Head Curator Jukka Partanen.
The purpose of this exhibition is intended to act as a reminder that the power of art is precisely in its ability to drift beyond reality.
Jyväskylä Art Museum nurtures the cultural heritage of visual arts in Central Finland, producing and transmitting experiences and knowledge of pictorial culture in interaction with its community. In addition, the museum creates and develops new forms and models of activity.
Events and workshops are free of charge unless otherwise stated.
11.11. Father's day, Sunday, 11–16
29.11. Exhibition opening 18-20
6.12. Independence day, Thursday, Closed
23.12. Eve of Christmas Eve, Sunday, 11–16
24.12. Christmas Eve, Monday, Closed
25.12. Christmas Day, Tuesday, Closed
26.12. Boxing day, Wednesday, Closed
31.12. New Year's Eve, Monday, Closed
1.1.2019 New Year's Day, Tuesday, Closed
Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre includes Galleria Ratamo along with both printmaking and photography studios, and is geared for those interested in creating, experimenting and learning printmaking and photographic techniques.
Galleria Ratamo primarily represents printmaking and photography, and shows roughly twelve exhibitions per year.
- The Jyväskylä City Art Collection (over 3500 works)
- The Collection of the Association of Finnish Graphic Artists (over 5000 works)
- The Collection of the Finish Cultural Foundation of Central Finland
- A part of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation´s collection (deposition)
- A Part of The Artists´ Assosiation of Finland (deposition)
- A Part of Collection of the Finnish Savings Bank (deposition)
Juha Suonpää, The Sauna Girl, Konginkangas, 2011, photographic essay ”I followed in Akseli’s footsteps”. The Jyväskylä City Art Collection. Photo: Jari Kuskelin. Juha Suonpää has identified the precise location and landscape of Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s The Sauna Girl painting (1904) and taken picture in spring 2011 from the same spot placing cardboard puppet of Gallen-Kallela’s model in the picture.
Email addresses: first firstname.lastname@example.org unless mentioned otherwise
Leena Lokka, Head Curator (exhibitions, public relations)
Tel. (014) 26 64395
Mobile. 050 542 0527
Tiina Ekosaari, Gallery Assistant
Tel.(014) 26 64389
Seija Heinänen, Curator, Research
Tel. (014) 26 64394
Mobile. 050 054 2082
Jyväskylän Art Museum Holvi
tel. 014 266 4391
Open Tues-Sun 11am-6pm
Closed on mondays
Entry fee 6 € /3 €
Free entry on Fridays