Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions

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Due to the state of emergency, all our exhibitions are temporarily closed. The exhibitions will resume after the state of emergency has ended.

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was one of Finland’s most famous architects. His dedication to meticulous design that adopted the perspectives of users, and to architecture rooted in regional cultures and societies, grew out of the deeply held beliefs of another Aalto, his wife Aino (1894-1949). This exhibition traces the 25-year story of their synergistic relationship and sharing of ideals, from when Aino met the still-unknown Alvar until her death long before his, and features documents and distinctive materials from the family archive.

Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions


Saturday, March 20 – Sunday, June 20, 2021
Setagaya Art Museum


Closed: Mondays except May 3, and Thursday, May 6.
Hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM (last entry: 30 minutes before closing time)
For more information, visit the museum’s website


Photo: Alvar Aalto: Armchair 41 “Paimio”, 1932. Alvar Aalto Foundation. Photo: Maija Holma