Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by the Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival for creative professionals working in the field of visual arts.
The aim of the residency is to create new connections between artists, researchers and curators. In addition to studio and housing, the residency offers contacts with local art professionals and possibilities for community-based projects of with people of Mänttä.
Housing for the residency is located in the culturally and historically valued park milieu on the lake Melasjärvi. Besides housing, guests at residency can enjoy working facilities of the Art Nouveau style building, Aleksanterin linna located alongside Serlachius Museum Gustaf.
Serlachius Museum Gösta is located in Joenniemi manor, which Gösta Serlachius let built to his private residence in 1935. The manor has exhibited art since 1945. Its exhibitions display the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundations’ collection that is one of the largest private collections in Scandinavia. In summer 2014 Gösta will expand, as the new exhibition spaces of the pavilion will be opened beside the manor. The renewed Gösta will be a meeting place of both old and new art from Finland as well as from foreign countries.
Serlachius Museum Gustaf is located in the former head office of G. A. Serlachius paper combine in the centre of Mänttä. Gustaf is known for its own special voice in exhibition making. The museum's exhibitions demonstrate cultural history by means of dramaturgy and visualization.
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