Currently in the museum

Harri Turunen, Nemesis 2019

Nov 7, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020
Brothers Turunen

Reijo and Harri Turunen are North Karelian brothers and artists, whose recent works centre around the theme of climate change.

Reijo Turunen’s (b. 1953) drawings make an association between the traditional art medium, charcoal, and the current discussion on climate change and carbon footprint. His landscapes also depict Finland’s valuable carbon sinks, forests and wetlands. Reijo Turunen studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in the 1970s. Above all, he sees art as a means of communication.

Harri Turunen (b. 1960) uses many different materials and techniques. His latest works have been inspired by the inevitable changes of life, such as the death of his mother a few years ago, as well as the climate change. Harri Turunen studied in Kankaanpää Art School in Western Finland in the 1980s. In his artistic work, he often concentrates on humane themes, e.g. equality and human rights.

Pictured: Reijo Turunen, Hiilinielu suo 2019; Harri Turunen, Nemesis 2019 (detail).


Coming up

Juhani Linnovaara, Yökarnevaalit 2008

Feb 20 – May 31, 2020 Endless Stories:
Selected Works from the Rolando and Siv Pieraccini Collection

A selection of Finnish graphics from Kerava Art Museum, including artists Juhani Linnovaara, Esa Riippa, Marjatta Hanhijoki, Lars-Gunnar Nordströmi and Paul Osipow, etc.

Pictured: Juhani Linnovaara, Yökarnevaalit 2008. Rolando and Siv Pieraccini Collection, Kerava Art Museum. Pbhoto by Pekka Elomaa


Jun 11 – Oct 4, 2020 Camilla Vuorenmaa

Camilla Vuorenmaa (b. 1979) combines painting and woodcut technique in her works, which expand outside the frames of a traditional painting. She was awarded the Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize in 2015 and the International Solo Award in 2013.

Pictured: Camilla Vuorenmaa, Mummies 2017. Painting and woodcut, 240 x 180 cm. Photo by Jussi Tiainen

Permanent Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibitions

Joensuu Art Museum houses an interesting collection of art from Finland and around the world, mainly donated to the museum by private collectors. The permanent exhibitions include Finnish art from 1850s to modern days, Greek and Roman antiquities, Eastern Orthodox icons, catholic church art from Southern and Central Europe, and a collection of Chinese art, in which the oldest artefacts are from 1600 BCE. The museum's collections of antiquities and Chinese art are among the most significant ones on public display in Finland.

Icons, Joensuu Art Museum Arla

Chinese art Resetti

Picture 1: Icon collection. Picture 2: Finnish paintings and furniture from the late 19th century. Picture 3: Chinese sculptures from the 16th and the 18th century. Picture 4: Finnish Modernism from the 1950s, bronze sculpture on the right by Giacomo Manzù (Italy).



Kirkkokatu 23
80100 Joensuu

Opening hours

Tuesday 11–16
Wednesday 11–20
Thursday-Sunday 11–16
Closed on Mondays


7/5/3 €
Children under 7 free
Museum Card

Customer service

+358 13 337 5388