FREE GUIDED TOURS: THE CITY OF COLORFUL CLOTH
City of Colourful Cloth
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.
GALLERY MOLETTI 2021
5.-24.1.2021 Markus Suhonen. Kuuportti.
26.1.-21.2.2021 Marjatta Oja. Kehystetyt virheet.
16.3.-4.4.2021 Riikka Lenkkeri: Yötä vasten. Maalauksia.
9.4.-25.4.2021 Forssan Lasten ja nuorten kuvataidekoulu.
27.4.-9.5.2021 Keramiikka-artesaanien lopputyönäyttely, FAI.
11.5.-6.6.2021 Heidi Piippo. Kanssakulkijat. Paperiveistoksia.
9.6.-29.6.2021 Johanna Pöykkö: Rakentaja. Tekstiili- ja tilataidetta.
6.7.-1.8.2021 Uute ry: Uutos. Nykytekstiilitaidetta.
3.8.-22.8. 2021 Jenni Kalsola: Ruusutarha. Nykytaidetta.
21.9-17.10.2021 Markku Arantila: Akvarelleja
19.10 -14.11.2021 Neuliaiset ry: Vahva valkoinen. Luovaa tilkkuilua
17.11.-5.12.2021 Minna Soraluoma. Kuvataidetta.
7.12.2021-2.1.2022 Midori Tsunoi: Tekstiilitaidetta
The picture is form an art exhibition by Noora Ylipieti - Toisia palveleva rakkaus, 2019.
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:
+358 40 6734786
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 2022 starts in April 2021. 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.
Application time for the year 2022 starts 1st of April and closes on 31st of May 2021
Applications are now closed, and we will notify when they are open again for 2023.
Exhibition times will be decided during the summer season. We will contact the artists chosen for the year of 2022 during the summer of 2021.
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.
For more information + sending in your application please contact us via phone or email: