Conference: Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form

Ateneum Hall

The conference will dig deeper into the themes of the Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form exhibition. The speakers include the director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Tommi Lindh; the chief curator at the Vitra Design Museum, Jochen Eisenbrand; and the interior architect Ben af Schultén.
The event will be held in Finnish and English.

Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card. Free admission for Friends of Ateneum: get your admission sticker at the ticket office.


13:00 Director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Tommi Lindh An Introduction to Alvar Aalto. In English.

13:30 Chief curator Jochen Eisenbrand, Vitra Design Museum: Northern Lights: The Aaltos and László Moholy-Nagy. In cooperation with: Goethe Institute. In English.

14:15 Break

14:45 Practices at the Aalto office. The discussion participants are the architect Vezio Nava and MSc. Soc. Jussi Rautsi. The interviewer is the architect Jonas Malmberg of the Alvar Aalto Foundation. In Finnish.

15:30 Interior architect Ben af Schultén: The Artek philosophy. The interviewer is the director of the Ateneum Art Museum, Susanna Pettersson. In Finnish or English.

16:15 Artist Caitlin Yardley (Australia/UK). Mobile Composition. A presentation of new work responding to the interior of Maison Louis Carré, Alvar Aalto’s only building in France, and the art collection of its former owner. In English.

In cooperation with: Alvar Aalto Foundation

Opening hours

Tue, Fri 10am–6pm
Wed, Thurs 10am–8pm
Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Mondays closed

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.


Admission fees

15 € Normal admission
13 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds
14 € S Privilege Card holders

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

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