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Located in the heart of the city, this museum houses various genres of art including surrealism, expressionism and cubism. It also has a collection of Italian 14th-century pieces. The main emphasis, however, lies on Finnish art from the mid-18th Century to the 1960s; you will find the work of Isak Wacklin, and that of Wäinö Aaltonen, whose statue of Aleksis Kivi stands directly opposite the museum. The museum also boasts of an interesting bookstore and fabulous cafe. Call ahead to know more.
The Cable Factory houses a set of spaces such as official areas, restaurants, museums, studios and galleries, as well as tiny band rehearsal rooms and two radio stations. The building is utilized to the smallest nook. Until the 1980s the Cable Factory was what the name implies, and the interiors vary in shape and size. Although every room has been thoroughly renovated, the basic feeling is still as austere as that of a factory. This does not discourage a wide range of activities from taking place here, you can catch art festivals, exhibitions, theater, dance and musical performances. The impressive 100-meter (328-foot) Sea Cable Hall (Merikaapelihalli) is frequently used for performances, and has seen events featuring thousands of people, wild horses, motorcycles and symphony orchestras.
The WeeGee Exhibition Center contains five different museums, a gallery for modern art, a digital art center, a souvenir shop and a restaurant-cafeteria with a cabinet for private occasions. Fifteen different exhibitions take place there every year. This is the place to get to know the local art, history and culture.