Fine art from near and far. The Tampere Art Museum covers themes of art history as well as phenomena related to contemporary visual arts both in Finland and abroad. The art museum is known especially for its exhibitions, the Young Artist of the Year event, and the large number of its publications.
The museum’s collection includes about 14,000 works of art, mainly by Finnish artists from the early 19th century onward. Works of the artists selected as Young Artist of the Year and the collection of the Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art provide a good dose of contemporary art. The Tampere Art Museum also has objects on loan, such as items from the Guild of Medallic Art in Finland.
The museum is in a granary building designed by C.L. Engel and completed in 1838. Next to the museum is the Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing with its café Amurin Helmi, which is open all year.