A national specialist museum and science centre focusing on Finnish forest culture, Lusto is an exhibition and cultural centre amid the famous Punkaharju lakes and eskers and a fine setting for first-rate culture, nature and conference tourism. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the 2018 season features three special exhibitions.
Paavo Halonen – Sculptures and Assemblages is on from April 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019. The items made from natural materials and recycled goods may be surprising and provide new perspectives on objects from the past.
ITE Art in Southern Savonia (April 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019) focuses on self-taught, contemporary folk artists from the Southern Savonia region, all using wood in a variety of ways and sculpting with chainsaw and chisel. The exhibition has been arranged in partnership with the Union for Rural Culture and Education.
Opening on June 6, 2018 is a photo exhibition devoted to local Punkaharju photographer Anni Hemminkinen on until January 6, 2019. “Miss Hemminkinen” (1879–1966) was an itinerant photographer who immortalised inhabitants and tourists in the region. The exhibition is part of a project run by the Punkaharju Cultural Society and the other part is on at the Punkaharju Hotel.
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