The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto
The exhibition invites us to appreciate landscapes as an integral part of Aalto’s architectural legacy.
The museum’s main exhibition this year, The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto, showcases Alvar Aalto’s (1898–1976) design with the emphasis on the connection between architecture and the surrounding landscape and nature.
The landscape was an integral aspect of architecture for Alvar Aalto. From early on, he was interested in how a building can be blended into its environment. He was a master at fusing his buildings with their natural surroundings, inviting nature to become one with his architecture. The exhibition takes a comprehensive look at how various features of the landscape influenced Aalto’s design process and his special sense for the art of landscaping, mastering all kinds of projects from small-scale gardens to large-scale plans.
From August until October, the museum will hold guided tours of the exhibition in English and Finnish.
Themed tours of the Muuratsalo Experimental House, and workshops for children and adults will be arranged in Finnish.
You can also explore the themes of the exhibition on an individual tour of the Jyväskylä University campus area.
Guided tours of the exhibition
Public guided tours at 2 pm on Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, in English. A guided tour is included in the price of admission.
More details of the guided tours of the exhibition and the individual tour of the University Campus area here.
The exhibition will be in the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery until October 25, 2020. The exhibition concept was devised by Professor Emeritus Tom Simons, with texts by curator Teija Isohauta. It has been co-produced by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Alvar Aalto Museum
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