“Palazzo Strozzi and other Aalto posters from different decades” opens at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery in Jyväskylä this Friday. The exhibition, curated from the Museum’s own collections, includes some eighty eye-catching Aalto posters from the 1950s up to the present. This is the first time that the posters have been displayed on this scale in a gallery exhibition.
These impressive, colourful posters are a piece of Alvar Aalto’s and the Alvar Aalto Museum’s history. They also reflect the development of poster graphics over the last sixty years.
“The posters are a record of the handiwork of numerous graphic artists. Their sources of inspiration include Aalto’s buildings and sketch drawings, along with details from his designs,” says the Museum’s Chief Curator Katariina Pakoma.
The posters were created for Aalto exhibitions in Finland and abroad, and for Aalto-related symposiums and seminars, as well as to give Artek’s angle on Aalto’s production.
The exhibition also includes photographs and texts giving the background to the events.
All visitors to the exhibition will be included in a prize draw for a genuine, framed, original exhibition poster for the 1966 exhibition of Aino and Alvar Aalto’s production at Palazzo Strozzi in Milan.
Palazzo Strozzi and other Aalto posters from different decades
Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery 8.2–17.3.2013
More about the exhibition:
Educational Curator Mari Murtoniemi, tel: +358 (0)400 254 708, email@example.com, Alvar Aalto Museum