Wäinö Aaltonen teostensa keskellä Hirvensalon ateljeessa vuonna 1923. Kuva: Atelier Alppila, Wäinö Aaltosen arkisto, Turun museokeskus.

WÄINÖ – “Would that my heart were stone”

3D virtual exhibition
Suomi, English, Svenska

Have you ever walked on the Railway Square in Helsinki, crossed the Hämeensilta bridge in Tampere, or visited WAM, Turku City Art Museum, along the River Aura? In that case, you will have inevitably come across works by artist Wäinö Aaltonen.

About the exhibition

Known as a master of public art and a national sculptor of his time, Aaltonen has earned his place in Finnish art history. What kind of person was he behind all this?

The entirely virtual exhibition in the digital museum, WÄINÖ – “Would that my heart were stone”, celebrates the impressive career of the artist and delves into the early decades of his life. The exhibition familiarises us with the artist’s career from the perspective of two cities. The journey starts in Turku – the city where Wäinö’s childhood home, places of study and the first studios are located. Later, we will follow his steps to Helsinki.

Production: Turku Museum Centre


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