The first museum in Finland specializing in contemporary art was founded in Pyynikki in 1966 and later moved to Hatanpää. The museum's own premises no longer house exhibitions; the projects are carried out in different locations around the city. These urban art projects have come to the forefront during the last few years, and some particularly imaginative or provocative displays have become topics of widespread discussion. The permanent collection has a time-span of almost a hundred years, but the emphasis is clearly on the latter part of the twentieth century. A majority of the works have been acquired through donations, or from the city's original collection of contemporary art. The highly esteemed sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen is represented by a total of 70 works. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also responsible for the maintenance of public works of art, such as statues, in Tampere.
Arts & Museums
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