The Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art

Rantakatu 7, 65100 Vaasa, Finlandia

Simona Bertolaso

Vaasa

Share

Distance
Duration
Type
Arte, Teatri e Musei
Hosted in
Inglese
Facility
Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

The Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art offers a cross section of the history of newer art, reaching all the way from international modernists to Finnish contemporary artists. The basic exhibition, which is founded on the art collection of Simo Kuntsi from Vaasa, is one of the most important collections of modern art in Finland.
The museum’s alternating exhibitions raise current themes and trends of the art world. The Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art was opened for the audience in February 2007 in the former customs warehouse in the inner harbour of Vaasa. The customs warehouse was designed by architect Ernst Theodor Granstead in 1875. The Kuntsi foundation was established in 1970 by consul Simo Kuntsi, who brought his growing collection of 121 artworks to his former hometown Vaasa. The operating principal of the foundation has been from the beginning to offer the audiences in Vaasa contemporary art, and to collect and display new and recent phenomena of the art world.

image map