Kuopio Art Museum
Kuopio Art Museum is the regional art museum of North Savonia. The museum is responsible for visual art services, including exhibitions, research and documentation of visual arts in the area. Art education plays a central role in the museum activities.
The art collections include primarily Finnish art from the end of the 19th century to the present. The art museum continuously displays special exhibitions, mainly Finnish contemporary art: paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and media art. The main themes of the museum’s collections and exhibitions are landscape and nature, as well as the human–environment relationship.
Kuopio Art Museum is the throbbing heart of art in the centre of Kuopio, only a short distance from the Market Place. Kuopio Art Museum has operated since 1980 in an Art Nouveau building originally built as a bank in 1904.
Monday closed, Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 10.a.m.-7 p.m., from Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10€/ 6€, free admission for persons under 18.
Understanding the Big Picture 30 October 2020 – 28 February 2021
Artist photographer Nanna Hänninen’s works entwine personal experiences, the individual’s relationship with the surrounding world, historical events, the state of the environment and the structures of society. Working with a seemingly reduced visual idiom, the artist has the ability to depict broad themes in which the individual’s world of experience is combined with a wider frame of reference.
The art of Nanna Hänninen of Kuopio has been on show in various parts of Europe and in the United States. Her works are included in both Finnish and international collections. The exhibition presents her main series of works from the various stages of her career.
The Artist’s View
The Kuopio Art Museum’s collections exhibition celebrates the museum’s anniversary year. It tells of the history of art in Finland, and of the collections of over 7,000 works managed by the museum. A significant portion of the works are donations from art collectors and organisations. People have collected works of art as a culturally focused pastime, for the love of art, and to support Finnish art. There are also collections that were originally created for the founding of the Kuopio art Museum, which took place in 1980 after decades of planning.