Caj Bremer’s ”World of Dreams” series (2015–) is shown at Gallery Ratamo. About this 30-image series, the artist explains: The idea for the images in World of Dreams came about when there was a partial eclipse of the sun in 2015. I didn’t have much time to photograph the eclipse. Or to figure out how. I found a solution and after seeing the result, I decided to continue. That is how ”World of Dreams” began.
Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of architect Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It enjoys a position all of its own in the history of modern architecture. Säynätsalo town hall is a building with many functions: municipal administration (until 1993), library, residential spaces, business premises and guest rooms. Aalto designed the town hall as a complete work of art, and this can be seen in the details and in the furniture designed specifically for the building.
Emma Ainala offers a view into a world in which young women play the main role. The women perform as if on stage with an array of draped fabrics and an abundance of goods, or surrounded by water and luscious nature. Their regard is focused on the viewer or just beyond, the faces might have more than two eyes, looking through a mask. Their bodies are twisted into many positions – one woman stands on her head, another stretches like an acrobat and a third sits in lotus position. Who are these woman, and in which mythology do they live?
Ville Heimala ∙ Katri-Maria Huhtakallio ∙ Aura Kajas ∙ Tiia Matikainen ∙ Lotta Mattila
We tend to have a great desire to compare our qualities and characteristics with animals. The five sculptors of The Other Nature of Ceramics exhibition bring out their personal relationship with nature and art making as well as tell about their thoughts behind their works. They observe the surrounding nature and interpret it sculpturally through ceramics.
National costumes are made and used by women and men of all ages, including professionals in the field of national costumes as well as individuals who are interested in particular costumes or making handicrafts.
5.4.–9.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum, Gallery
Caj Bremer is a leading name in Finnish photographic art, with a narrator’s voice that clearly stands out among photographers. His oeuvre of over half a century is a unique contemporary chronicle that has become part of shared memory and has shaped the conceptions of Finns regarding themselves and their recent history. Caj Bremer’s photographs are based on a strong presence, human warmth and compassion. Underlying his life’s work is the sincere aim of telling about things through his own experience.
5.4.–8.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum Gallery
Caj Bremer, Photographs from the 1950s–1960s
April 5th – June 8th, at the Jyväskylä Art Museum
Integration of immigrants is taken care of by state, municipalities, educational institutions, churches and associations. According to the Finnish law municipalities coordinate migrant intregration work at the local level. An integration programme (kotouttamisohjelma) has been drawn up in Jyväskylä.
Multicultural Center Gloria in Jyväskylä offers a space for multicultural, ethnic associations and groups for their activities. It is open for everyone, whether they are Finns or immigrants.
The Heart of Jyväskylä Development Project presents optional locations for cultural and art institutions
The project is looking into various scenarios regarding the type of activities and locations. It aims at developing the operations of the City Theatre, Symphony Orchestra, City Art Museum, Finnish Handicrafts Museum, City Library and Adult Education Centre in terms of activities, premises and facilities.
Cancelled: Jyväskylän päivät wishes everyone welcome to celebrate 183 years old Jyväskylä!
This year’s Jyväskylä Days will run from 16–22 March with a busy programme of events taking place across the city. The main celebration on 21 March is open to all and will take place at the Forum Shopping Centre. Celebrations to mark Jyväskylä’s 183rd birthday will be taking place 16–22 March. With a programme involving lots of free events and birthday deals for everyone from babies to grandparents, the festive week is a chance to rediscover your home city and what it has to offer.
The Information Service of the Craft Museum of Finland is operated nationally and internationally, seeking answers to questions related to handicrafts and actively providing information on museum collections to researchers and students in the field.
With the help of the information service, the Craft Museum of Finland promotes craftsmanship and appreciation of handicraft and makes expert information available to the general public.
Handcrafted objects as well as objects and collections related to hand made things are available in many of our country's museums, but the Craft Museum of Finland is the only one that focuses solely on craft themes and topics.
For example, the museum records the history and themes of craft education and training at various levels, as well as the history of artisans and professionals in the arts and crafts sector and home industry.
The collections of the museum now consist of 53 000 objects. The basic collection is made up of the old surviving collections that have been moved to Jyväskylä. It is our aim to add to the collection with careful selection and planning. From the present day we keep essential phenomena of the handicraft culture for the collection. Quality is more important than quantity in the collections at the moment.
The National Costume Center of Finland is responsible for preserving the national costume culture of the Finnish-speaking Finland.
The center conducts research and provides education and guidance on the subject. They organizes exhibitions and events. The National Costume Center of Finland is located in the Craft Museum of Finland premises in Jyväskylä.
The Conservation Center is a national institution, specializing in the following:
Due to the current situation of COVID-19, no workshops will be held until 31.3.2021.
Get inspired in tailored workshops!
Doing crafts with our friends or family is fun! With your dearest and nearest everyone will get inspired about new and easy handicrafts.
We will tailor our wokshops to fit your needs. You don't have to have any experience about handcraft in advance, for it's all about having fun and trying crafts together.
A short guided tour is included in all workshops as well as guidance in the workshop and material use.
Due to the current situation of COVID-19, no guided tours will be held until 31.3.2021.
For groups we recommend touring the exhibitions under the guidance of the guide. Pre-ordered guided tours will be organized in the time that you wish. We will be happy to tailor a tour to your group.
For guided tours, the ideal size is 25 people, for larger groups we recommend two guides. There is a lot to see in the museum, so after the guided tour you should also book some time to explore the museum.
List of available newspapers and magazines 2018
Main library, 2nd floor
The Children's and Young Adults' Department is a place for learning and enjoyment. Whether you are looking for poetry, facts about the Vikings, music, comics or story books, we can help you! If you have to make a presentation, our staff will guide you in searching for information.
Self-service Libraries of Jyväskylä
In addition to the normal opening times, the following libraries have self-service times.
During these times, the library staff is not present but you may access the library with your own library card and pin code.
October 31 – December 10,2017
Eeero Järnefelt (1863–1937)
Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood)
Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum
Welcome to the Orava Family’s home from the 1960’s!
Visitors can roam around freely touching furniture and objects as they wish. You can also play the piano, draw, listen to the radio or flip through the family album.
How did cloths from the 60’s look and fell? All of the clothes, shoes and accessories left in the vestibule can be touched and tried on.
Just remember to respect the Orava family’s home, possessions and artwork.