The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Hat, Postcard and Other Items of Material Evidence on View at Alvar Aalto Museum
On show are documents linked with the personal history of the architect Alvar Aalto.
JYVASKYLA.- Hat, postcard, and other items of material evidence is an exhibition telling stories about the objects acquired by the Alvar Aalto Museum or donated to it in recent years. These stories are given extra punch by material selected from the Drawing, Photographic and Document Archives.

On show are documents linked with the personal history of the architect Alvar Aalto, plus furniture, light fittings, building components and models of buildings designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto. The cavalcade of objects is supplemented with photographs and drawings which knit together tales of how each of the items developed – how each of the objects was conceived, how each has been used, and what stages it has gone through on its journey.

One of the exhibits taken from the collection is a sofa suite that belonged to a family from the town of Rauma on the west coast of Finland. On display, too, are lesser-known, one-off items of furniture, such as a rattan serving trolley, a prototype chair that never went into production, and a sofa with a seat pressed to shape from plywood. Furniture components derived from lengthy product development also have a place in the exhibition, for example, different versions of straight legs for tables. It was typical of Alvar Aalto’s work that design extended right down to the details of buildings. Examples of this on show in the exhibition are door handles and ceramic tiles that were used for internal and external wall cladding and for cladding columns.

Aino and Alvar Aalto’s wedding and their subsequent honeymoon forms a story of its own in the exhibition. Objects associated with Alvar’s clothing and sporting pursuits tell us more about the architect’s personal history.

The collections of objects at the Museum are the most extensive of their type in the world and the drawings collection is unique. The Museum’s collections of photographs and documents are treasure chests of information from which almost nothing is missing. This exhibition brings out some of these treasures for the public to see.

The visual appearance of the exhibition has been designed by the interior designer Professor Simo Heikkilä.







Today's News

December 15, 2008

30,000 People Visit University Museum of Contemporary Art Since Opening Two Weeks Ago

Power of Role Play Examined in National Museum for Women in the Arts Original Exhibition

Il Bellissimo Panarama: Views of Italy at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Exhibition Celebrates Variety and Complexity of Art from Africa

Hat, Postcard and Other Items of Material Evidence on View at Alvar Aalto Museum

artnet Launches Alexander Calder Sale Featuring 36 Prints and Works on Paper by the Artist

The Museum of Modern Art Celebrates the Legendary Films of Douglas Fairbanks

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Receives Donation of Hundreds of Artefacts

Watershed Conservation at the Heart of Film Society's January Documentary

Museo d'Arte della Provincia di Nuoro Presents Man Ray: Unconcerned but not Indifferent

Philanthropists James and Suzanne Mellor to Fund Scholarly Publication for the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Loughborough University Student Wins Advertising Competition

Margaret Olley Donates Degas Drawing to National Gallery of Australia

Cleveland Museum of Art Hosts First-run Film Fridays

Clyde Porter, FAIA, Selected as 2009 Recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Saint Louis Art Museum Announces Bond Rating

National Gallery of Art Seeks School Docents for Student Tours

66 South London Teens to Create Original Pieces of Dance Inspired by National Gallery Collection

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Neanderthals and humans were both living in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years

2.- First major exhibition to explore the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy opens at LACMA

3.- Carlo Mollino's idealized vision of the female form in new book published by Damiani/Crump

4.- Tate Britain displays works by Frank Auerbach from the collection of Lucian Freud

5.- In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb; Largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece

6.- Lambert Collection opens an ambitious project housed at the Sainte-Anne Prison

7.- Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore announces the first 18 artists in the CCA Residencies progamme

8.- Historic Kings Theatre is transformed into major New York Performing Arts venue

9.- Thirteen's American Masters Series co-produces new documentary about photographer Dorothea Lange

10.- Sotheby's New York to offer 548 Edward Weston photographs as a single lot this September

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site