Art in the city
EMMA’s collections are on public display around the city of Espoo. A large number of works are on permanent display as outdoor monuments or public art in schools, hospitals, municipal centres and public swimming pools. EMMA also coordinates major public art projects on behalf of the City of Espoo, including workshops, events, performances and exhibitions outside the museum.
Ilona Niemi: Personae mythologicaeIlona Niemi's new work is on display in a fence surrounding a construction site in front of the Exhibition Centre WeeGee. The artwork is a collection of 28 soulful creatures based on Finnish mythology. Personae mythologicae is commissioned by WeeGee and will be on display throughout 2020.
Espoo Hospital is home to the largest selection of art from the Emma Collection that is deposited outside the museum. The works are displayed in patient rooms throughout the hospital. The presence of art in the hospital has a positive, healing effect on everyone in the building – patients, their loved ones and also the hospital staff.