The art museum’s collections are a reflection of our time
The collection of the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, donated to the City of Rovaniemi, is one of Finland’s most significant contemporary art collections. The collection, which currently comprises almost 3,500 works and is growing every year, provides a representative picture of the development of Finnish contemporary art from the 1940s to the present day.
The collection shows how the content and methods of art have changed over the years. The earliest works are mainly graphic art, small sculptures and paintings. The size of the works has increased and they now include various experiments with materials as well as installations, photo and video art.
The City of Rovaniemi’s collection is located mainly in the city’s units, public spaces and offices. The city’s collection and other smaller collections managed by Rovaniemi Art Museum include approximately 2,000 works. The focus of the collections is on the works of artists born in Lapland or currently living there.