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The Alvar Aalto Museum’s autumn exhibition brings the public face to face with seven decades of sketches and drawings by the architect Eric Adlercreutz (b. 1935). It tells us about his work as an architect and his passion for drawing.

The drawings in the exhibition allow us to study the architect’s way of working, as the drawer’s pen seeks ways of enacting the dialogue between a building and its surroundings. A freehand sketch develops through multiple stages into a meticulously refined architecture-competition entry.  Adlercreutz has also been recording street views and landscapes in Finland and the Mediterranean region on his sketch pads. In addition, the works chosen for the exhibition include delicate, yet powerfully expressive drawings of animals and human portraits, the earliest being from the 1950s. Adlercreutz has created abstract acrylic paintings and coloured-pencil drawings of architecture as a spatial experience which offer us a viewpoint onto the architect’s creative play with line, form and colour.

The exhibition has been curated by Juha-Heikki Tihinen, PhD, and designed by Eric Adlercreutz.
It has been mounted in a collaboration between Pro Artibus Foundation and the Alvar Aalto Museum.

Sketches and drawings from 1950 – 2018

Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery, September 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä
+358 40 135 6210
open 11-18, Tue-Sun



Event info

27.9.2019 - 5.1.2020 Tue-Sun 11-18
Alvar Aalto Museum, Gallery Jyväskylä
6 / 4 € Free admission with Museum Card