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Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art

Itaeinen Rantakatu 38, Turku 20810, Finland
+358 3 5822620850
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Jacob Hashimoto exhibition

I can't speak for other exhibits at this place, but the Hashimoto exhibition was excellent and WAMs... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
Niklas N
Modern museum with nice art exhibitions

Located by Aura river. Spacious and light interior. Good cafe with terrace next to entrance... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
SakiJR
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Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art - or more familiarly WAM - is the Turku City art museum. The focal point of the exhibitions is modern and contemporary art. WAM displays c:a four exhibitions annually.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Itaeinen Rantakatu 38, Turku 20810, Finland
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+358 3 5822620850
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

I can't speak for other exhibits at this place, but the Hashimoto exhibition was excellent and WAMs spaces were well utilized for it.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Located by Aura river. Spacious and light interior. Good cafe with terrace next to entrance. Beautiful building.

Thank SakiJR
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

WAM is a really wonderful space, and the perfect setting for the Jacob Hashimoto exhibition - which is mind blowing in both its scope and intricacy! The three dimensional objects are an exploration of the interfaces between a painting and a sculpture - and many...More

Thank Lorna K
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited Jacob Hashimoto's exhibition and photography museum Peri's exhibition You gaze is a loaded gun. As a first timer in WAM I would have liked to have a bit better signs where to go and what to see (or then I just didn't notice the...More

Thank Katariina M
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Not really a must see sight, but if you are an art lover this is easy to catch art museum next to river.

Thank Kreivi
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

WAM is a real gem, always happy to visit! They usually had small but excellent exhibitions, very well curated and interesting; both Finnish and International artists. The museum building is purpose-built as a museum and has very interesting architecture. A specialty is a large fish-tank...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

We came here to see Wäinö Aaltonen's famous statues before they go back to the Parliament House in Helsinki. This was really worth the visit. Also the kids really enjoyed because they were welcomed to draw with staff. Really recommend.

Thank Essi_Inari
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Yes, I've been living over 40 years in Turku and for the last 30 years I've been passing by this museum going to work. I've been telling myself over and over again that I should visit "WAM", but for some reason I have visited all...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Museum itself is worth seeing. The building is awesome, so inspirating building with spare space. And Paavo the Great by Wäinö Aaltonen... Hats off!

Thank Pilkku
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Easy access, very informative visit. Highly recommend if you want to learn about finnish Wäinö Aaltonen and his art (statues, paintings etc).

Thank Sakari L
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