Artworks from EMMA in the city | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the biggest museums in Finland.

Artworks from EMMA in the city

Olavi Valavuori, Spektri, 1972, h. 357 cm, w. 287 cm, Leppävaara swimming hall. Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA
Pekka Kauhanen, Art Policeman, 2006, bronze and steel, h. 450 cm. Pohjantie and Ahertajantie roundabout, Tapiola. Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA
Leena Luostarinen, Niilin valtiatar, 1996, oil on canvas, h. 250 cm, w. 180 cm, Sello library, music section. Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA
 Kain Tapper, Vaalea Kolmio, 1989, sculptured and painted birch, h. 168 cm, w. 189 cm, Espoo Cultural Centre. Photo: Ari Karttunen
EMMA Collection is the largest and oldest of EMMA’s collections, having been accumulated since the 1950s. The collection includes over 2,600 works. Originally the City of Espoo Art Collection, the collection became the EMMA Collection in 2002 with the founding of the Espoo Art Museum Foundation, which runs the museum opened to the public in 2006.


A considerable part of the works in the EMMA Collection are constantly on display in public spaces in Espoo, either in outdoor areas such as monuments or in the lobbies and corridors of schools, hospitals, nurseries, day centres and swimming pools, where the city’s residents have the opportunity to see them.