Poikilo Museums

Poikilo Museums

Kouvola Art Museum opened on 1 August 1987 when the second part of Kouvolatalo (Kouvola-house cultural centre) was completed. The Art Museum focuses on modern and contemporary Finnish art.

The Poikilo Museums in Kouvolatalo include Kouvola Art Museum and City Museum, Kouta Gallery and Poikilo Gallery.

The Art Museum focuses on modern and contemporary Finnish art.  The City Museum shows exhibitions related to the history of Kouvola.

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Poikilo Museums

Varuskuntakatu 11
45100 Kouvola

Tue - Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00, Mondays closed.

1.5. 12:00-17:00, 18.6. 11:00-16:00, 23.12. 11:00-16:00, 31.12. 11:00-16:00

Closed on 1.1., 6.1., 10.4.–13.4., 1.5., 19.6.–22.6., 6.12., 24.12.–26.12.

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Kouvolan kaupunginmuseo Poikilo – City Museum

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The exhibitions of the City Museum showcase the history of Kouvola.

The Kouvola City Museum, based in the Kouvola House, was opened to the public in November 2015.  A media installation created by the internationally acclaimed artist Charles Sandison, who is based in Finland, has been installed in the staircase of the City Museum. The light installation is called Joki (The River) and is made up of local historical documents, pictures and words relating to river Kymi, which flow to greet the visitors.

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Kouvolan taidemuseo Poikilo – Museum of Art

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Kouvola Art Museum Poikilo is the only art museum in the Kymenlaakso region. The museum was opened in 1987. The museum’s exhibition spaces are located in the Kouvola House, which also houses the office of the Poikilo museums as well as the picture archives and customer service.

The museum of art shows changing exhibitions.

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Manor Houses of Kouvola

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The manors of Kouvola will enchant the whole family.

The Manor Houses of Kouvola exhibition, opening on 28 November in the Poikilo Museums, captivates viewers with its interiors. The exhibition shows what life was like on ordinary days, high days and holidays in Kouvola manor houses. Velvet, abundance, crystal, candlelight and silverware. Stories, photographs, magnificent artefacts and beautiful costumes.

Manors were at the forefront of social change. They contributed to the development of agriculture, industrialisation and civilisation. The exhibition highlights the implications for individuals and families.

Miss Jacobina Charlotta, a nineteenth-century lady of the manor, guides children through the exhibits. For children there is also a workshop and fun activity room.

Alexander Reichstein’s delicate figures will light up the park at Kouvola House from the opening up to 8 December.

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Phenomena and Objects

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Phenomena and Objects – Timo Heino, Jaakko Tornberg, P. Timo Vartiainen Waste No. 6, How Great – Jan Ijäs, at Kino Poikilo The exciting 2021 season at Poikilo museums opens with two exhibitions at Poikilo Art Museum, Phenomena and Objects and Waste.

Both exhibitions offer an interesting and arresting illustration of our relationship with materiality. The works on display can be viewed from the perspectives of consumption and criticism, material cycles, waste and recycling, and the symbolism of matter and materials. The exhibitions are open from 3.2 to 25.4.2021.

Phenomena and Objects is an exhibition of works by Timo Heino, Jaakko Tornberg, and Timo P. Vartiainen. Each artist has a unique approach to the materials used in his art.

Kino Poikilo is showing How Great (45 min), the sixth part of a series of films about waste by media artist and film director Jan Ijäs, who has won a number of international awards. The ironically named documentary film deals with the relationship between the Internet and addiction, censorship, ecology and survival. It was filmed in Finland, South Korea, Ghana and Turkey.

Photo: Jan Ijäs, still from the film How Great, 2019

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