The permanent exhibition at the Åland Art Museum provides an overview of the development of art on Åland from the mid-1800s up until the present day. Parts of the permanent exhibition, the contemporary part in particular, are continually renewed and new acquisitions are displayed annually. In the series Min favorit, cultural figures can choose their favourite piece of art from the collections and in their own words explain their choice in a video. A new cultural figure gets to do this every year and so far the people who have participated include the talk-show host and writer Mark Levengood, Sweden’s Consul General on Åland Ingrid Iremark as well as Berndt Arell, Director of Nationalmuseum, incorporating Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.
The Åland Art Museum’s changing exhibitions are a major part of art life on Åland. Every year, 6-7 exhibitions are arranged, the largest of which is the summer exhibition, lasting some three months. Apart from displaying pieces from the museum’s collections, the venues are often used for arranging external exhibitions of high quality. In so doing the museum strives to function as a forum inspiring the local population, but also as a cultural bridge between the islands and coastal countries of the Baltic Sea.