Finnish American Virtual Museum
What FAVM does. FAVM provides written and visual information focusing on the aesthetic contributions of talented Finnish American and Finnish artists and crafts people, which is freely accessible to anyone and everyone globally via the Internet. FAVM hopes that the presentation of various visual arts will reveal significant insights into the essential and complex character of the Finnish culture. Although the personal expressions and accomplishments by trained artists and self-taught folk artists, past and present, are many and varied, is there a common denominator? FAVM is interested in presenting a tasteful potpourri of artistic diversity, both historic and modern. Unlimited virtual galleries permit unparalleled numbers of simultaneous exhibitions. FAVM offers to review culturally relevant material for consideration for no-cost posting on this website. Contact FAVM is a totally self-supporting virtual museum, which can only be visited on the web.
What FAVM doesn’t do. FAVM doesn’t charge admission because there is no physical building, and therefore, no burdensome utilities bills, no insurance payments and no vehicles to purchase, fuel and maintain. FAVM does not consume costly energy or generate pollutants that degrade the Ozone layer. FAVM has no membership drives, because there are no members and no dues. FAVM doesn’t accept private or public donations. FAVM requires no fund-raisers and doesn’t sponsor bake sales. FAVM doesn’t have a collection of physical objects. FAVM does not publish printed exhibition catalogs. Exhibitions do not have restrictive time limits. FAVM makes no grant applications, holds no meetings and has no elected executive board. FAVM has no staff members. There are no dances, no special events, no lectures, no tour guides, no docents, no volunteer workers, no security guards and no gift shop. FAVM doesn’t sell souvenirs. FAVM doesn’t hold classes. FAVM accepts no advertising and has no commercial pop-ups. FAVM does not have financial motivations.
FAVM Blog. FAVM invites global commentary related to Finnish heritage and culture, especially the visual arts. Do you have personal stories, relevant news or knowledge of exciting or different arts and crafts that you would like to share? Contact the FAVM Blog by emailing the Director at email@example.com.
FAVM Director. Gene Kangas, Art Professor Emeritus, is FAVM’s Director. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. (read profile)
FINNISH AMERICAN VIRTUAL MUSEUM