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Kajaani Art Museum
Address and contact information
Linnankatu 14, 87100 Kajaani, FINLAND
tel. +358 (0)44 710 0545
Kajaani Art Museum was opened to the public in April 1993. The museum's exhibition rooms are located in the former police house designed by architect Eino Pitkänen. Completed in 1936, the building is an example of pure functionalist style. The fenced yard outside its northern wing leads to the old Town Hall which dates back to 1831.
One of the main tasks of the museum is the provision of art education. Through its exhibitions of both international and local works of art the museum aims to present a broad and comprehensive picture of art to wide audience from all social groups.
Sun – Tue, Thu, 10 – 17, Wed 12 – 20, Fri-Sat closed
Tickets: Admission free
Exhibitions / 2018
YARN VISIONS 11.2.–6.5.2018
Liisa Hietanen, Hyäryllistä-group, Rósa Sigrún Jónsdóttir, Elina Juopperi, Melek Mazici, Annukka Mikkola, OLEK & Michelle P. Dodson, Ulla Pohjola, Sonja Salomäki, Suvi Solkio, Minna Soraluoma, Sanni Weckman
Art meets handicrafts when artists making yarn-based works breathe new life into traditional handicraft methods and themes. The exhibition shows how handicrafts perceived as “soft” can be used to take a stand, and how you can paint with yarn and sculpt with traditional textiles. In collaboration with Kerava Art Museum, curated by Doctor of Arts Minna Haveri.
VEXI SALMI’S COLLECTION 24.5.–26.8.2018
Beloved Finnish songwriter Vexi Salmi has assembled a prominent art collection over several decades. The summer exhibition presents works from the collection including the latest in Finnish contemporary art and German Expressionism from between the world wars which Nazi Germany called Degenerate Art. In collaboration with Hämeenlinna Art Museum where Vexi Salmi has donated his collection.
A SELECTION FROM OUR COLLECTION 7.10.–18.11.2018
The people of Kajaani own a high-class collection of contemporary art based on a prominent selection of Finnish art from the 1980s and 1990s. A selection of old and new from the Kajaani Art Museum Collection highlights some of the newest donations and acquisitions that are joining our collection’s crown jewels.
LIKE A BLOSSOMING BRANCH 2.12.2018-27.1.2019
Artist Urho Kähkönen from Kuhmo outlines the fundamental questions of being human and what responsibilities it entails. His works also examine presence and memories and their evanescence. The exhibition further includes social art works by special needs groups that he has worked with. A part of the artist’s own works have been created in Andalusia in Spain.