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Tumpkin’s Time

Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli

  • 12.10.2024–2.3.2025

Mikkeli Art Museum's exhibition year ends with the three-dimensional Tumpkin’s Time exhibition created by artist Alexander Reichstein, based on children's poems by Kirsi Kunnas (1924–2021).


2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kirsi Kunnas (1924–2021), a beloved poet, children’s author, translator and Academician. Artist Alexander Reichstein has created the three-dimensional exhibition Tumpkin’s Time based on Kunnas’ nursery rhymes, bringing the captivating characters to Mikkeli Art Museum. In the exhibition, the main characters of her poems take visitors on an adventure under the canopy of the Wonder Tree full of surprises and hidden details from the poems. The original illustrations deepen the exhibition experience and allow visitors of different generations to identify the era they recognise. When it was first published in 1956, Tiitiäisen satupuu (Tumpkin’s wonder tree) book of nursery rhymes reformed Finnish children’s poetry and rhymes. Poems which focus on the world of children inspired the poet to continue working on the subject until 2020, when she published a collection of poems entitled Tiitiäisen metsä (Tumpkin’s forest). The poems brimming with humour, playfulness and verbal revelry are accompanied by the insightful illustrations of some of the best Finnish illustrators of their time – Maija Karma, Julia Vuori, Kristiina Louhi, Christel Rönns, Pia Westerholm and Silja-Maria Wihersaari.

The Tumpkin’s Time exhibition was originally produced by Päivälehti Museum (now known as Merkki, the Media Museum and Archives). The exhibition has also been displayed in the Moomin Museum, and the collection of illustrations presented there was curated by producer Minna Honkasalo.

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Museum contact details

Mikkeli Art Museum
Maaherrankatu 18-20, kauppakeskus Akseli 2.krs

040 129 5090

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Mikkeli Art Museum, Maaherrankatu 18-20, kauppakeskus Akseli 2.krs


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

6/3/5/0 €. Pääsymaksu 6 €, eläkeläiset, opiskelijat, työttömät 3 €, yli 12 henkilön ryhmät 5 €/hlö. Alle 18 v. ilmaiseksi.

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Opening hours

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

Exceptional opening hours: Open 20.6. 10-16, closed 21.–23.6.2024.

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