Exhibitions and guided tours
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Exhibitions in WeeGee's museums
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
UNTIL 17 FEB 2019
FUTUROMANIA - DESIGNING FUTURE LIVING
The exhibition introduces utopian plans for cities and housing from leading 1950s and 1960s Finnish designers, including Aarne Ervi, Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Armi Ratia, Aarno Ruusuvuori, Matti Suuronen and Tapio Wirkkala. A contemporary aspect to the exhibition is brought by the new participatory installation by Aamu Song and Johan Olin (COMPANY). The exhibition is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Futuro house at the Exhibition Centre WeeGee.
UNTIL 12 AUG 2018
MERET OPPENHEIM: MIRRORS OF THE MIND
The exhibition is a wide-ranging showcase of works by Meret Oppenheim, a highly influential figure within the surrealist movement. The exhibition forms part of EMMA’s exhibition series on international modernists. Meret Oppenheim (1913–1985) is hailed as one of the most important and original talents to emerge from the surrealist movement. Her intellectual playfulness, experimentation and the feminism so present in her life and work remain relevant to his day. Oppenheim covered and disguised ordinary everyday items, such as clothes, accessories and furniture, lending them a new, and unexpected, lease of life.
12 SEPT 2018–6 JAN 2019
In the coming autumn, EMMA will exhibit paintings and photographs by Outi Pieski, as well as her extensive and materially rich installation. The artist draws on Sámi culture and brings the topical question of minority culture to the fore. Pieski combines colours, shapes and methods used in traditional Sámi arts and crafts while referencing the Nordic landscape. The exhibition is the artist’s 2017 Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize Exhibition.
UNTIL 6 JAN 2019
NO ORDINARY MOMENTS
In No Ordinary Moments, works from EMMA’s existing collection line up alongside our latest acquisitions to present a series of small, everyday miracles and highlight surrealist influences in contemporary art. The exhibition builds bridges between Oppenheim’s world and the present day. Fantastical and strange, the reality created by the works, quite unlike the one that surrounds us, channels the sub-conscious and the subliminal. Featured artists include Oscar Furbacken, Jeppe Hein, Juhana Moisander, Miikka Vaskola, Anna Estarriola, Ernst Billgren, Malin Ahlsved and Nabb + Teeri.
BRYK & WIRKKALA VISIBLE STORAGE
The collection on display contains items from the personal working archives of Rut Bryk (1916–1999) and Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985). Alongside sketches, drawings, photographs and prototypes, it contains a large number of artworks as well as rare models that never made it into production. This unique visible storage gives a more in-depth insight into the collection than a conventional exhibition, providing visitors with an entirely new style of access through independent exploration and discovery.
TOUCH – THE SAASTAMOINEN FOUNDATION COLLECTION EXHIBITION
Touch brings together a broad selection of contemporary art by Finnish and international artists with a focus on humanity. In recent decades, art has focused on questions surrounding identity, corporeality, the human and our interaction with the world that surrounds us. The works in this exhibition offer new perspectives on what it means to be human, inviting visitors to reflect on their own sense of humanity, in interaction with the artworks on display.
KAMU Espoo City Museum
A THOUSAND STORIES ABOUT ESPOO
This exhibition tells the story of Espoo – its people, villages, manor houses, parties and everyday life. It also offers visitors new insights into Finland and the Finnish people and how Espoo became the second largest city in Finland.
UNTIL 21 OCT 2018
A SHATTERED LIFE – ESPOO IN THE FINNISH CIVIL WAR
This exhibition explores the fates of Espoo residents caught up in the Finnish civil war. Issues like hate speech and social divides that are widely debated today were an everyday reality for people a century ago. How did the political turmoil that preceded the civil war manifest itself in Espoo? What happened in Espoo during the war? What was life like after the war? This exhibition focuses on first-hand accounts and stories that shed light on people’s experiences on both sides of the conflict. All of them show that life is always more nuanced and complex when viewed up close.
Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä
UNTIL 26 AUG 2018
MÄNG + PELI=100! FINLAND AND ESTONIA TALK GAMES
This joint exhibition by the Finnish Toy Museum and Tartu Toy Museum celebrates the two countries’ 100 years of history through toys, seeking similarities and discovering differences. Come along and discover why Lotte the dog is so popular in Estonia, and much, much more!
18 SEP 2018 – 6 JAN 2019
BIRTHDAY OF THE LEGO BRICK
The Lego brick turns 60 years old in 2018. Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä is participating in the celebrations with a Lego build point, quick tours of Lego history, Lego hunts and a series of Lego-themed workshops. We are also exhibiting a WeeGee house made of Lego bricks, and Lego classics from different decades.
UNTIL 3 MAR 2019
A HOUSEWARMING – PLAYHOMES AND HOME PLAY
A special exhibition by the Toy Museum, A Housewarming is a tribute to everyday life and the way our domestic routines are reflected in children’s play. Toys, playgrounds, photographs and children’s drawings are used to illustrate the role of the home in the lives of children across time. Activity areas throughout the exhibition invite visitors to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into some housework in urban and rural homes alike.
The Finnish Toy Museum’s permanent exhibition is a chance for visitors to discover children’s nurseries and playrooms from years gone by, to reflect on the vital importance of play as an activity, to consider how children’s games have evolved over time, and to remember their own childhood and favourite toys. Here, the teddies have got together for a meeting and the hobby horses are prancing in the stables. The Löylymäki miniature railway shows village life in the 1950s.
Finnish Museum of Horology
UNTIL 7 APR 2019
A CENTURY OF GIFT-GIVING – KULTAKESKUS JEWELLERS AT 100
Finnish design and craftsmanship take centre stage in this exhibition showcasing a series of moving true-to-life stories. The centenary exhibition of Kultakeskus Jewellers comprises jewellery that, for a century, has been an integral part of everyday life and special occasions in Finland.
The Museum of Horology’s permanent exhibition displays a range of timepieces, with a particular focus on clocks and watches manufactured and worn in Finland. Visitors will have the chance to learn all about timekeeping, from the earliest sundials to the most sophisticated wristwatches. Let’s journey through time!
Weekly guided tours in museums
EMMA – Espoo Museum Of Modern Art
Every Friday at 6 pm and Sunday at 1 pm (free admission on Fridays).
KAMU – Espoo City Museum
Seniors’ historical afternoons:
Every Wednesday at 2 pm (free admission).
First Thursday of each month at 12 noon.
Every Friday at 5:15 pm (free admission).
Stories of another kind (R18):
First Friday of each month at 5:30 pm (free admission).
Family museum hour:
Every Saturday at 12 noon.
Every Sunday at 2 pm.
KAMU's weekly guided tours, lecture series and many other events can also be found at KAMU's event calendar.
Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä
Children’s creative Saturday:
Every Saturday at 1 pm.
First Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm.
Guided tours for families:
Every Sunday at 3 pm.
Finnish Museum Of Horology
Guided tours of the permanent exhibition on the first Saturday of every month at 1:30 pm.
Guided tours of special exhibitions on other Saturdays at 1:30 pm.
Guided tours for groups on request
In addition to weekly guided tours and workshops, the museums offer guided tours for groups on request in Finnish, Swedish and English. Group sizes and prices vary by museum. The group can hold up to 25 people. Guided tours are reserved separately for each museum.
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Mon-Fri at 10 am - 2 pm
043 827 0941
KAMU Espoo City Museum
Tue-Sun at 11 am – 5 pm
09 816 57052
Finnish Toy Museum
Mon-Fri at 9 am - 4 pm
050 590 0137
Finnish Museum of Horology
050 535 9767