Contemporary art by the river
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM) is the Turku City Art Museum named after the famous Turku born sculptor, Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966). For nearly 50 years this modernist white museum building has been reflected in the Aurajoki river, becoming part of the cultural landscape on the east bank. The middle-aged museum isn’t content to just rest on its laurels, but is presenting new and experimental art projects. In addition to changing exhibitions, the programme includes various cultural events, lectures, concerts and theme days for families.
Tyko Sallinen (1879–1955) was a famous forerunner of Finnish modernism and expressionism who is best known for his landscapes and paintings of peop
His brush reached the height of its expressiveness in the 1910s, when Sallinen’s works caused the first controversies in Finnish modernism.