THE WIRKKALA CABINET AT WEEGEE. The life's work of Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) and Rut Bryk (1916–1999) is entrusted to the care of the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation. EMMA manages the estimated 2,000 object owned by the foundation, including works of art, design objects, prototypes and archive material. Venini
The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection represents a broad cross-section of Finnish painting. The cornerstone of the collection is Finnish expressionist art of the 1910s, the main artists being Tyko Sallinen, Ilmari Aalto, Marcus Collin and Anton Lindforss. Over half of the works in the collection belong to the extensive body of contemporary art. The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection constitutes EMMA's permanent collection.
EMMA is currently making its largest ever project since its opening: the entire Saastamoinen Foundation collection exhibition will be renewed by the end of 2015. The reorganisation of the permanent exhibition will take place in three phases, the first of which opened to the public on 19 November 2014. The new display will be completed just in time for EMMA’s 10th anniversary in 2016. Pekka Jylhä: Luola saaren rannalla
Raimo Utriainen (1927-1994) was a pioneer of Finnish abstract sculpture. He studied sculpture, architecture and mathematics and stressed the connection between these three in his art. The Raimo Utriainen Art Collection comprises some 150 sculptures as well as paintings, drawings, watercolours and studies. The works were deposited in EMMA in October 2006.
Since 2003 the artistic legacy of Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) and Rut Bryk (1916-1999) has been entrusted to the Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk Foundation. The collection comprises more than two thousand pieces created by Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk and includes protypes ranging from glass tumblers to industrial machines. The collection placed on deposit with EMMA is, in global terms, a rare and significant collection of the design legacy of an artist-designer couple.
The Espoo Museum of Modern Art Collection was started during the 1950s, and it currently comprises some 2 500 works, including works for city offices, institutions and outdoor areas. Works from the collection are also on show in the art museum. The Collection consists primarily of post-war Finnish art and gives a diversified picture of Finnish art from various decades as well as an insight into international, more specifically Nordic art, from the same period.