Exhibitions and guided tours

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Exhibitions in WeeGee's museums

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EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

UNTIL 8 MAR 2020
TATSUO MIYAJIMA: SKY OF TIME
Tatsuo Miyajima (b. 1957) is known for his experiential, philosophical works reflecting on time and eternity. His signature use of ever-changing digital LED counters symbolizes the ceaseless flow of time and our place in the vast universe.

UNTIL 26 JAN 2020
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: OTHER FACES
William Kentridge comments on social injustice in his art and draws on the violent history of South Africa and reflections on it today. He examines the collective trauma caused by apartheid and civil war by exploring individual experiences.

UNTIL 26 JAN 2020
MICHAEL JACKSON: ON THE WALL
The exhibition includes some 100 works of art, brings together leading contemporary artists’ interpretations of Michael Jackson. It features 48 established international artists from Andy Warhol to Isa Genzken, Kehinde Wiley and Jordan Wolfson. Inspired by the pop icon, the artists have examined the impact and influence of Jackson’s life and art on our culture and our ideas.

UNTIL 26 JAN 2020
ADEL ABIDIN: MICHAEL
Adel Abidin’s video installation Michael is a sarcastic exploration of our time, which revolves around the glorification of money and fame. The pop star is compared to a prophet who has a flock of followers, all following him blindly.

UNTIL 1 MAR 2020
INTERWOVEN
Textile holds emotions and stories. Interwoven is an exhibition exploring ties between art and textile design, including a glimpse of bold new materials used by experimental designers. It interweaves fibres, techniques, textures and diverse materials into a tapestry fusing the legacy of contemporary art, ancient handicrafts, new technology and futuristic visions. A timeless source of warmth and security, textiles preserve an important fragment of human history, while also carrying on ancient techniques and narratives from generation to generation.

ALL YEAR
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.

ALL YEAR
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

UNTIL 2 FEB 2020
EYES ON THE HORIZON
The Eyes on the Horizon exhibition tells about seaside Espoo from the perspective of changes faced in livelihoods, leisurely pursuits and in nature over the years. The maritime scenery leads visitors to explore marine themes and atmospheres. You can stop to study, play, dive and fish. On a route marked by navigation markers you can get acquainted with the stories and sea-related memories of the residents of the Kivenlahti neighborhood in Espoo.

ALL YEAR
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.    


Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä

UNTIL 7 MAR 2021
VEHICLE PLAY
Set out on a journey led by the pilot, the sea captain or the train driver! In this special exhibition we take a look at travels and traveling, vehicles and traffic safety, from the viewpoint of the child and through play. We display traffic-related tools of play and playful vehicles. Together with the child we ponder on the history of travel and on traffic responsibilities, playfully and insightfully.  In the activity based and memorable exhibition you will get to step inside the world of traffic, hop on different vehicles and test your knowledge on traffic regulations.

UNTIL 30 AUG 2020
CHILDREN OF THE EIGHTIES -POP UP EXHIBITION
The Toy Museums pop up exhibition Children of the Eighties is dedicated to the wonderfully terrible 1980s. Take an adventure in the fascinating world of pastel-coloured ponies, crimped hair and cassette tapes.

ALL YEAR
TOYS AHOY
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 5 JAN 2020
TONY GRANHOLM – MY LIFE IN OBJECTS AND DRAWINGS
An exhibition on the life´s work of goldsmith and designer Tony Granholm (1966-2018), based on his donation to the museum. Granholm´s extensive collection includes jewellery, sketches and early works.

UNTIL 5 JAN 2020
80 YEARS OF JEWELLERY AND SKILL
Handsome jewellery and the skills of goldsmiths tell the story of 80 years of goldsmith education in Finland.

ALL YEAR
MAKING TIME
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

Art hour:
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).

Pram dates:
First Thursday of each month at 12 noon.

Artefact quarter:
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.

Guided tours:
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.

Guided tours:
First Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm. 

Guided tours for families:
Every Sunday at 3 pm.

 

Finnish Museum Of Horology

Guided tours:
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

info@emmamuseum.fi

KAMU – Espoo City Museum
Tue-Sun at 11 am – 5 pm 
09 816 57052

kaupunginmuseo@espoo.fi

Finnish Toy Museum
Mon-Fri at 9 am - 4 pm
050 590 0137

lelumuseo@hevosenkenka.fi

Finnish Museum of Horology
050 535 9767

johanna.jarviniemi@kellomuseo.fi