EXHIBITIONS

2.12.2016 to 26.2.2017
Ars Nova
An exhibition produced by Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will present an extensive collection of the works of painter Päiviö Pyöttiälä (1924–2006). The works of the artist born into a railway worker's family take the viewer into surrealistic industrial landscapes and examine the flaws of society through humor.
Okko Pöyliö, Vartiovuori, 2016, yksityiskohta, lyijykynä paperille
2.12.2016 to 26.2.2017
Takkahuone
A drawing installation by visual artist Okko Pöyliö features a dystopian scene of Turku. In 2015, Pöyliö worked for four months at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova’s artist residence.

COLLECTION AND PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

 Sulho Sipilä: Nameday table,1927, oil on canvas, 75,5x75,5cm, photo: Klaus Koszubatis
23.9.2016 to 26.2.2017
Ars Nova
This display of the museum collection aims to review various art genres regarded as traditional. There will be a selection of sketches, landscape paintings, still lifes and portraits to see.
Perusnäyttely
The ruin area of Aboa Vetus includes the remains of six medieval buildings through which the route open to visitors runs. The urban character of the area can be seen in the ruins and the old cellars. The Convent Riverfront, one of medieval Turku's main streets, still runs through the museum area today.
skull of a cat
In the excavations carried out over the years on the site of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum, more than a tonne of animal bones have been discovered. The exhibition illustrates the fascinating history of animals

COMING

  • 10.3.2017 to 28.5.2017
    Ars Nova
    The video installation Madame B is a re-interpretation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary, set in the modern day.
  • 10.3.2017 to 5.11.2017
    Ars Nova
    An opportunity to learn more about the artists behind the key works of the collection.
  • 10.3.2017 to 28.5.2017
    Takkahuone
    An artist known for his elaborate woodcuts presents a video work. The captivating work addresses growth, loneliness and ability to cope.
  • 8.6.2017 to 27.8.2017
    Ars Nova
    The main summer exhibition Gestures Towards the Self will focus on self-photography through the work of ten major Finnish artists.
  • 8.9.2017 to 5.11.2017
    Ars Nova
    The award exhibition of the Young Artist of the Year shows some of the most interesting Finnish contemporary art.
  • 17.11.2017 to 8.4.2018
    Ars Nova
    The eighth Turku Biennial provides space for themes that artists consider most topical in Finland during its 100th anniversary: the new works will portray the most interesting current subjects and ideas. Sixteen artists working in Finland will participate in the Biennial. In addition to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, works will be on display in Gallery Å of the Artists' Association of Turku in winter 2017. The artists are: