Tartu Art Museum is an open and welcoming museum, full of exciting encounters with new and old art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Tartmus builds bridges between the past and the present and speaks to contemporary people on important topics. Tartmus was founded in 1940 to collect, preserve, and promote contemporary art. Tartmus is located in a crooked house in Tartu Town Hall Square, built in 1793. The house has been slanted by 5.8 degrees due to the banks of the marshy River Emajõgi. This means that the house is more tilted than the Pisa Tower. The art collections and the professional library are located at Rüütli 23.