Visiting Museums in Turku

I am really interested in different kind of art. So, I wanted to visit as many museums as I can during my stay in Turku. A lot of exchange students have Get Finterlational course. I had it too. It was really great course because we had chance to do a lot of interesting activities and visit museums too. One of events was Artsy Tuesday at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art. We had chance to visit Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art and see exhibition Time to Sprout by Kaarina Kaikkonen for free. She makes sculptures out of recycled materials such as paper, and second-hand clothing and shoes. She has become one of the leading artists of Finnish art thanks to her work in sculpture and installations. We saw works from the beginning of her career until today. I really interested in modern art so I like this exhibition a lot. Especially works from man shirts.

We also had chance to visit Turku Art Museum for free with TUO. But it was not a problem if you missed this day because every Friday after 4pm you can visit it for free. I did it not once.

Unfortunately I had to pay for entrance into Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova. Museum of history and temporary art. But it was worth because we saw exhibition Made in Spain – Works from the Matti Koivurinta Foundation art collection. There was Salvador Dalí, Guillem Nadal, Pablo Picasso, and more famous artist’s works. We also got to know more about Turku city history in this museum.

If you live in Turku and you are interested in art you must to visit at least few museums because there is a lot of interesting exhibition to see.

Text and picture by Julija Jurkute