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Alvar Aalto Museum, Aalto2, Jyväskylä

The Alvar Aalto Museum is open in the new Aalto2 Museum Centre. Aalto2 Museum Centre is a meeting point of architecture, design and cultural heritage in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The new permanent exhibition AALTO – Work and Life presents the life and work of Alvar, Aino and Elissa Aalto. Exhibition has been supported by Alva, Artek and Saastamoinen Foundation.

Video highlights of Diverse Design exhibition

Alvar Aalto Museum presents world´s finest private Aalto collection. DIVERSE DESIGN – 30 YEARS OF PASSIONATE COLLECTING . Pertti Männistö’s Aalto collection.

DIVERSE DESIGN – 30 YEARS OF PASSIONATE COLLECTING – Curators’ favourites (in Finnish):


The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto

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. The exhibition was on display at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery in 2020.

Exhibition: The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery 14.5–25.10.2020. Photo: National Pensions Institute (1953-56), Helsinki. Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation.

International exhibitions

The international exhibitions organized by the Alvar Aalto Museum highlight the importance of the Aalto heritage in contemporary culture and reinforce Aalto’s status as one of the key exponents of modern architecture. Aalto’s modern architecture and design speak to a wider public with an interest in culture and the built environment. Exhibitions on Aalto themes are organized more or less throughout the world.

Aino & Alvar Aalto – Shared Visions. Small is beautiful – ideal homes for everyone exhibition in Tokyo, Gallery A4 launched a three-part series of exhibitions highlighting the key themes of the Aaltos’ design work, collaboratively arranged by the Alvar Aalto Museum and Japan’s Takenaka Corporation.

The exhibition Aino and Alvar Aalto. Shared Visions. Innovations in Wood Bending Technology & Design of Furniture  was on show at the Takenaka Carpentry Museum in Kobe, Japan on April 15 until July 7, 2020.

The final exhibition in the series Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions at Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (March 20 – June 20, 2021) and Hyogo Prefectural Art Museum, Kobe (July 3 – August 29, 2021) combines the contents of the two  previous shows into an extensive touring exhibition.

Photo: Katariina Pakoma.

Online exhibitions


Story of the architect’s life.

Aino Aalto

Life and career of the architect.

Elissa Aalto

Read more about the architect Elissa Aalto.

A Stool Makes History

(Google Cultural Institute)

The restoration of Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg

(Google Cultural Institute)

Säynätsalo Town Hall


Paimio Sanatorium


The restoration of Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg exhibition has been published in Googlen Cultural Institute.