Admission with Museum Card

Wäinö Aaltonen - The Joy of Creating

Tampere Art Museum, Tampere

  • 4.2.2023–21.5.2023

The extensive retrospective exhibition presents sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen’s art from the 1910s to the 1960s.


The extensive retrospective exhibition presenting Wäinö Aaltonen’s art from the 1910s to the 1960s is based on his monumental works created in Tampere and Turku.

The statues on Hämeensilta Bridge in Tampere on subjects taken from the ancient local peasant culture and the statue of the runner Paavo Nurmi in Turku are among Wäinö Aaltonen’s most notable public works. Over time they have become symbols and emblems of the spirit of these cities and indeed of Finland more generally.

The exhibition examines the creative process behind Aaltonen’s monumental works through extensive photographic material, sketches, plaster models, tools and smaller works related to the large public monuments. Also on show are sketches that have not previously been exhibited to the general public.

Wäinö Aaltonen – The Joy of Creating sheds light not only on the sculptor’s monumental projects but also on his creative process and views of the function of art manifested in smaller works that were unfettered by the restraints of public expectations.

The exhibition Wäinö Aaltonen – The Joy of Creating has been produced in cooperation with the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in Turku.

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Tampere Art Museum
Puutarhakatu 34, 33230 Tampere

041 730 3104

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

2022: 12 / 5 €
2023: 13 / 6 €
Perjantaisin klo 15-18 ilmainen sisäänpääsy. Museokortilla vapaa pääsy.

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Museossa maksuvälineinä käyvät käteisen ja yleisimpien luottokorttien lisäksi myös Smartum-setelit, ePassi, Tyky Kulttuurisetelit ja Virike-setelit (Edenred).

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 09:00-17:00
Wed 09:00-17:00
Thu 09:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Closed during exhibition changes.

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