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Galleries and Art Museums in Turku.

TurkuART.fi presents art museums and artist-run galleries in Turku. On the website you will find locations, opening hours, information on possible entry fees as well as current and upcoming exhibitions. The TurkuART.fi -website is maintained by Turku Artists’ Association.

Map of museums and galleries in Turku

Turku Art Museum Turku Art Museum

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Kunsthalle Turku Kunsthalle Turku

Köysiratagalleria Köysiratagalleria

Turku Book Café Turku Book Café

Gallery Joella Gallery Joella

Titanik Titanik

Gallery Jänis Gallery Jänis

B-gallery B-gallery

Gallery Barker Gallery Barker

Art Chapel Art Chapel

Aura Gallery Aura Gallery

Makasiini Contemporary Makasiini Contemporary

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Turku Art Museum
Kuva: Vesa Aaltonen

Turku Art Museum

Aurakatu 26
20100 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)2 262 7100

turuntaidemuseo.fi

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 11-19
Sat-Sun 11-17

12/10/7 € or Museum card
free admission for visitors under 16 years

Turku Art Museum ’s diverse and high-quality exhibitions introduce the fascinating world of art, from classics to the freshest contemporary art. In addition to the varied exhibition programme the museum offers many other events as well as the beautiful atmosphere in which to meet and relax. In cosy Café Victor you can break for a coffee or a light lunch and in the summertime enjoy one of the most fantastic views over the city. Visit also the museum shop for delicate items, beautiful gifts and necessities.

Now + Upcoming:

18.9.–17.1. Birger Kaipiainen
5.2.–23.5. Sigrid Schauman

Kokoelma:
7.7.– Pari sanaa keräämisestä

Studio:
27.11.–17.1. Anna-Maija Aarras: Présence
5.2.– 21.3. Hertta Kiiski: Alkuliemi

Pimiö:
27.11.–17.1. Pia Andell & Mina Laamo: Four Tricky Pony
5.2.–21.3. Marco A. Castillo: Generación

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Aboa vetus & Ars nova

Itäinen Rantakatu 4–6
20700 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)207 181 640

www.aboavetusarsnova.fi

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 11–19

10 / 7 / 5,5 €

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, the museum of history and contemporary art, is a unique cultural attraction in Turku. The museum, opened in 1995, is maintained by the Matti Koivurinta Foundation. Aboa Vetus is an underground area of ruins, where the genuine constructions tell the history of the oldest city in Finland. The exhibition halls of Ars Nova are located in the Rettig palace which was completed in 1928. Contemporary art as well as the art collection of the foundation are presented here. The two galleries, Takkahuone and Omatila, located within the museum have their own exhibition programmes.

Now + Upcoming:

27.11.2020–4.4.2021
Young Artist of the Year 2020: Aapo Huhta
Ars Nova: The Museum Collection Exhibition
Takkahuone | Antti Oikarinen: Almost Nothing

wam

The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Itäinen Rantakatu 38
20810 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)2 262 0850

www.wam.fi

Opening hours:
Tue 10–17
Wed-Thu 11-20
Fri-Sun 10-17

10 / 5 / 4 €
free admission for visitors under 7 years

The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM) is the Turku City Art Museum named after the famous sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966) from Turku. This middle-aged museum isn’t content to just rest on its laurels, but is presenting new and experimental art projects. The event programme includes various cultural events, lectures, concerts and theme days for families. The museum is also home to the Wäinön valinta museum shop and pleasant Café Wäinö.

Now + Upcoming:

9.10-10.1. Rosa Barba: Touched By The Same Breath Of Air 29.1.–16.5. Epävarma horisontti

WAMx:
6.11.2020-31.1.2021 Ulrike Mohr: C6 (Carbon)
5.2.2021- Elsa Salonen

Kunsthalle Turku

Kunsthalle Turku

Vanha Suurtori 5
20500 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)40 350 1954

turuntaidehalli.fi/

Opening hours:
Wed-Sat 12–18, Sun 12–16

Closed: 31.10.2020, 6.12.2020,
21.12.2020–6.1.2021

Free entrance

Kunsthalle Turku is a centre for visual arts run by two NGO's: Photographic Centre Peri and Turku Artist's Association. The kunsthalle, located in the Old Town House of Turku, serves contemporary art exhibitions of interest to the public as well as an Artoteque, a library with photography books and PeriLab, a digital studio for visual artists. Kunsthalle Turku's Banquet Hall on the third floor hosts up to 150 persons and it is available for rent for various events and parties.

Now + Upcoming:

13.11.–20.12.2020
Iso galleria | Essi Maaria Orpana: Such is the Silence
Pieni galleria | Turun Taiteilijaseura: WINTER SALON 2020
Aulagalleria | Turun Taidelainaamo: X-mas Art Fair

8.1.–7.2.2021
Iso galleria | Noora Nio-Juss: Välinen tila – The Space Between
Pieni galleria | David Steinberg: Ouroboros
Aulagalleria | Turun Artoteque: Artoteque Pique Nique (curator Mirjami Schuppert)

12.2.–14.3.2021
Iso galleria | Jussi Eerola & Martti Jämsä: Wait and See
Pieni galleria | Sofia Okkonen: Honey Please
Aulagalleria | Ord och Inga Visor -exhibition

Köysiratagalleria

Köysiratagalleria

Linnankatu 56
20100 Turku

Google Maps

Köysiratagalleria (Facebook)

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 12–17

Free entrance

Köysiratagalleria is a showroom for the fine arts program at the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences. The gallery showcases mainly artwork by photography and fine arts students, and presents pedagogic art projects. Köysiratagalleria welcomes you to see the work of a new generation of artists!

Köysiratagalleria (Facebook)

Turku Book Café

Turku Book Café

Vanha Suurtori 3
20500 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)2 469 1396

www.kirjakahvila.org

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 12-18

Free entrance

Turku Book Café is a mostly volunteer-run co-operative vegan café hosting a variety of cultural and societal events ranging from reading circles to band nights in the old centre of Turku. Book Café also hosts monthly changing art exhibitions that include painting, photography, comics and mixed media. Alongside two larger exhibition spaces there is also a small cabinet with invited exhibitions.

Now + Upcoming:

12/2020 Arwen Meereboer, cartoons
01/2021  Matilda Matsi, paintings
02/2021  Marjaana Melentjeff, paintings
03/2021  Laura Tahvanainen, graphics

Gallery Joella

Gallery Joella

Läntinen Rantakatu 21
20100 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)2 232 9996

www.turun-taidegraafikot.fi

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 12–18
Sat-Sun 12–16

Free entrance

The Turku Printmakers Association has run Gallery Joella since 1986 in the same space by the riverside. The gallery holds about 14 exhibitions a year from various fields of visual arts, and its sales collection presents framed and unframed graphic prints from Turku as well as from guest artists.

Now + Upcoming:

12.11.–6.12. Jarkko Rantanen: Puutarhatutkielmia

Titanik

Titanik

Itäinen Rantakatu 8
20700 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)45 899 8772

www.titanik.fi

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 12–18
Sat-Sun 12–16

Free entrance

Titanik, the biggest contemporary art gallery in Turku, is located by the shore of Aura river. Titanik was founded in 1988 by Artists’ Association Arte. Since its establishment, Titanik has become widely known as an important showroom for new, unestablished Finnish contemporary art. Arte runs, not only Titanik, but also Titanik sound art residency programme, which provides residency opportunities for international artists for 1-3 months. Titanik hosts a lot of special events, such as gigs, performances and the annual Super Public Art School Summer event, which are open to the public and always free of charge.

Now + Upcoming:

3.–5.12.2020 XS-festival
Ida Hillerup Hansen ja Nadja Leham: Work-in-Progress –  Planning Pleasure Love Desire 
Ana Teo Ala-Ruona, Ami Karvonen ja Anni Puolakka: Caly Erotics – Metsän sylissä

11.–20.12.2020 
Laura Jantunen

Gallery Jänis

Gallery Jänis

Jarrumiehenkatu 3
20100 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)50 308 2803

Gallery Jänis (Facebook)

Opening hours:
always

Free entrance

Gallery Jänis is a non-profit window gallery run by three artists. Exhibitions open up to the public realm thus becoming a part of everyday life and easily accessible to all. Gallery Jänis exhibits a broad range of artforms and wants to show the versatility of art.

Now + Upcoming:

28.11.–27.12.2020  Mira Piitulainen: Minun unieni katolla

B-Gallery

B-Gallery

Aninkaistenkatu 5
20100 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)44 284 3581

bgalleria.net

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 12–18
Sat-Sun 12–16

Free entrance

B-GALLERY is a non-profit contemporary art gallery founded in 2005 in Turku, Finland. The main purpose of B is to provide an inexpensive and easy-approach gallery space for young emerging artists. In addition to the regular two or four-week temporary exhibitions in the main space the gallery has a Project Space which focuses on experimental performance and installation art. B-gallery hosts also a variety of different workshops, experimental music clubs, croquis-drawing and other happenings.

Now + Upcoming:

3.–20.12.2020 
Tiina Majabacka: Tukahdutettu resitatiivi
Projektitila | Jose Salminen: Spills

Gallery Barker

Gallery Barker

Raunistulantie 25
20300 Turku

Google Maps

www.galleriabarker.com

Opening hours:
See the opening hours of each exhibition on the website or Facebook

Free entrance

Gallery Barker is located in Raunistula, on the top floor of the old Barker weaving mill. The old industrial building creates an unique atmosphere to the gallery. The goal of the gallery is to function as a low-threshold space for both fledgling artists and those who have worked with art for a longer time. The aim is to present versatile art in every form. The space also provides a good scene for small scale multi-art-form events. Mahdollisen tila association is responsible of autumn's events in the gallery.

Now + Upcoming:

11.–22.12. Lounatar: SÄRÖT
16.12. Äänikirjaklubi – Soundbookclub, part 4

Art Chapel

Art Chapel

Seiskarinkatu 35
20900 Turku

Google Maps

+358 44 938 1605

www.taidekappeli.fi

Opening hours:
Mon-Wed, pe 11–16
Thu 11–18.30
Sat-Sun 12–15

Free entrance

Art Chapel in Hirvensalo in Turku is an ecumenical church that shows changing art exhibitions in it’s gallery all year around. Most of the exhibitions are sales exhibitions.

Now + Upcoming:

1.12. – 31.12. Merihelena Leskinen, Mare Balticum – merimaalauksia muinaiselta Itämereltä

Aura Gallery

Aura Gallery

Yliopistonkatu 7
20100 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)207 181 640

www.aurangalleria.com

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 11–17
Sat 11–14
Sun 13–17

Free entrance

Info coming soon.

Now + Upcoming:

1.12.–31.12.2020  Kristina Isaksson
12.1.–31.1.2021 Winter Fair ´21
2.2.–21.2.2021  Riitta Nelimarkka
23.2.–14.3.2021  Lotta-Lucia Laine