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Will and Vision: Celebrating 50 Years of the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation Collection

Pori Art Museum, Pori

  • 30.4.2021–29.8.2021

Maire Gullichsen (1907–1990) was the true powerhouse behind the founding of the Pori Art Museum. The year 2021 marks the passage of 50 years since the establishment of the Maire Gullichsen Foundation and 40 years since the inaugural exhibition of Pori Art Museum.

 

Will and Vision: Celebrating 50 Years of the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation Collection
Hall, April 30 – August 29, 2021

The year 2021 marks the passage of 50 years since the establishment of the Maire Gullichsen Foundation and 40 years since the inaugural exhibition of Pori Art Museum. The exhibition Will and Vision – Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation Collection 50 Years celebrates these landmark events by presenting a selection of Finnish and international art from the foundation’s collection.

Maire Gullichsen (1907–1990) was the true powerhouse behind the founding of the Pori Art Museum. In 1971 she established a foundation bearing her name and donated to it some 300 artworks from her collection. Following Gullichsen’s wishes, art from her foundation formed the core collection of the Pori Art Museum, opened in 1981, and it has since then set the tone for the museum’s strategy in presenting topical art.

The foundation continued to develop the collection in line with Maire Gullichsen’s conception of art. Today the collection comprises 535 works, much of it modernist Finnish art. The jubilee exhibition focuses on works acquired for the collection from 1971 onwards.

Building the collection was, for Maire Gullichsen, just one aspect of her extensive life’s work within the field art of. The show in the Pori Art Museum examines the significance of Gullichsen’s vast domestic and international networks in the creation of the art collection.

Image: Pori Art Museum opened in 1981

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