THE CITY OF COLOURFUL CLOTH
Our permanent exhibition City of Colourful Cloth tells how Forssa evolved from a group of farming villages of the middle of the 19th century into a modern industrial city.
It tells how Axel Wahren founded Forssa and how “cotton angels” came to work in the factory. It tells about the time when the river through the city got blue, green or red, depending on the dyeing plant. It also tells about later days when rotating machines produced kilometres of colourful cloth, and when houses were made of concrete.
FORSSAN MUSEON GALLERy 2019
15.1.- 3.2. Maria Mäki: Somnia. Photography
5.2.-3.3. Tiina Poutanen: Lähdesuojaotukset ja onnelliset ihmiset. Paintings
5.3.-31.3. Noora Ylipieti: Toisia palveleva rakkaus. Paintings
2.-28.4. Pasi-Mikael Huovinen: Sammumaton liekki. Iconography
30.4.-12.5. Forssan Lasten ja nuorten kuvataidekoulun kevätnäyttely
14.5.-17.6. Tiina Karhu, Aet Ollisaar, Tuiti Paju: Tekoälytön. Textile
19.6. -14.7. Hanna Järvenpää: Textile and photography
16.7.-11.8. Kristina Seppänen: Raggirl and Flying Rockinghorse
13.8.-1.9. Päivi Keski-Pomppu: Mirage.Jewelry
2.9.-29.9. Leena Illukka, Silja Puranen, Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen: Nyrjähdys, venähdys, murtuma. Textile and installations
1.-27.10. Lotta Leka: Graphics
29.10.-24.11. Outi Silfvenius: Textile art
26.11.- 5.1.2020 Rykkeri
RONTTISMÄKI factory workers' house museum
Experience the living of local industrial workers and craftsmen in the 1880´s in a complex of three wooden houses. The Workers House Museum is open during events in the summer time. All the events are free of charge. You can visit or book a tour outside the events by contacting the museum staff in advance by email or phone:
Location: 2. Linja 5-7, Forssa
Unfortunately the Textile museum is closed. The museum is undergoing a large scale inventory and will be open again in the future as a textile centre that aims to display and preserve the textile heritage of Forssa region. The collection that includes the industrial textile heritage from the year 1847 until 2009 is a focal point in Forssa museums ongoing projects.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR OWN EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM ART GALLERY?
Application season for the year 2020 in Museum art gallery has begun. If interested, please send in your application including exhibition plan, CV, photographs of your previous work or exhibitions and your preferred time for the exhibition.
Exhibition times will be delt during the summer season. We will contact the artists chosen for the year of 2020 during the summer of 2019.
Gallery space is approximately 80m2.
Rent for the exhibition space is: 80 € for the first week + 40 € every week after that (includes VAT24%). Standard exhibition time is 4 weeks, but exceptions can be made.
Application time closes 31st of May 2019
For more information + sending in your application please contact us via phone or email: