Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions

Setagaya Art Museum

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[Image: (L) Aino and Alvar Aalto at New York World’s Fair Finland Pavilion, 1939 Alvar Aalto Foundation, (R) Alvar Aalto, 41 armchair Paimio, 1932 design, Photo: Tiina Ekosaari Alvar Aalto Foundation]

Ends in 36 days

*Setagaya Art Museum is temporarily closed until May 31, 2021 as a preventive measure against the further spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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.



from March 20, 2021 to June 20, 2021
Reservations required.


Adults ¥1200, Seniors 65 & Over ¥1000, University and High School Students ¥800, Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥500.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.


Address: 1-2 Kinuta-koen, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0075
Phone: 03-3415-6011

17 minute walk from the South exit of Yoga Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi line; From the North exit of Yoga Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi line, take the Tokyu bus and get off at Bijutsukan.

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