Järvenpää Art Museum has changing exhibitions throughout the year. Järvenpää Art Museum’s collections consist of art by Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofeldt.

Exhibitions Now

Permanent exhibition: Eero Järnefelt & Venny Solda-Brofeldt from 2 May 2023

In May 2023 Järvenpää Art Museum opened a new permanent exhibition, which displays artworks by artists Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofelt. Järvenpää Art Museum has comprehensive art collections, which encompasses art by Lake Tuusula artists’ community members Eero Järnefelt (1863–1937) and Venny Soldan-Brofelt (1863–1945). In 2023 we are celebrating the 160th birthday of both artists.

The exhibition takes visitors to Lake Tuusula, Venny’s and Eero’s artist homes, from seaside to all the way St. Petersburg and Paris. The public was invited to take part to selection process and their favourites are now on display in the exhibition.

The exhibition also pays attention to younger visitors. At the desk request for a basket, which contains activities for children. One can find delightful details in surprising places. Can you find Venny’s studio?

Changing exhibition: The Music of Architecture – Villa Kokkonen as a Home 6.4.-31.8.2024

A house designed around a grand piano 

Villa Kokkonen is a unique home designed by Alvar Aalto for his friend, the composer Joonas Kokkonen. Designed around a grand piano, the house is a Gesamtkunstwerk, where interior design and architecture merge into one. The house was precisely positioned between the trees on the plot.

“In principle I do not draw private houses any more, but I will do so for you. And when I do draw for you, it will not be any assistant’s work.” – Alvar Aalto

The first sketch of the house was drawn on a white tablecloth at the restaurant Perhelä in Järvenpää. The vivid sketch was inspired by Kokkonen’s habit of walking around his grand piano while composing. The building is divided between a study and common spaces for the family. 

The exhibition tells the story of Villa Kokkonen. The multimedia exhibition highlights the architectural Gesamtkunstwerk created through the collaboration of composer Joonas Kokkonen and architect Alvar Aalto. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the everyday life of the composer and his family. Unprecedented film material of Joonas Kokkonen and items from the artist’s home are on display. Aalto’s architectural drawings, as well as photographs and a scale model, reveal the construction phases and unique details of the house. Additionally, visitors to the exhibition can virtually step inside Villa Kokkonen. With VR glasses, you can, for example, visit the heart of Villa Kokkonen – Joonas Kokkonen’s living room.

April Wed-Sun 10-17
May-August Tue-Sun 10-17