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HAM

Helsinki Art Museum, Helsingin taidemuseo, Helsingfors konstmuseum

HAM – an art museum that is the size of Helsinki

The Helsinki Art Museum, HAM, looks after an art collection that belongs to the people of Helsinki, which includes over 9,000 works of art. Almost half of these works are on display in parks, streets, offices, health centres, schools and libraries, to brighten up everyone’s day. HAM draws attention to modern art and contemporary art in its exhibitions which are held principally at the Tennis Palace.

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Current exhibitions

Ellen Thesleff – I Paint Like a God

Until 26.1.2020
HAM

The show will highlight Thesleff’s trailblazing and evolving art alongside texts, photographs and archive materials about her life.

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Genderfuck 1900

Until 12.4.2020
HAM mix

The exhibition opens astonishing perspectives on the issue by turning attention to forgotten history.

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Tove Jansson

HAM

The works of Tove Jansson (1914–2001) are amongs the most cherished pieces in the HAM collection. HAM has dedicated some of its galleries to an exhibition of the artist's life and works.

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Lasse Juuti: QUEUE

Until 12.1.2020
HAM gallery

In this exhibition we see paintings next to each other, on each others heels. In terms of their size and shape they seem to refer to statues and monuments, even make distant references to persons or alphabets.

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Tove Jansson Gallery to be gain a fresh new look

21.11.2019 12:30
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The works of Tove Jansson (1914–2001) are amongst the most cherished pieces in the HAM collection. HAM has dedicated some of its galleries to an exhibition of the artist’s life and works. In the gallery’s new hanging, Tove Jansson’s frescoes Party in the City (1947) and Party in the Country (1947) are joined by 13 …

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A new public artwork by Artist Antti Immonen to the Coffee block in Vuosaari

28.10.2019 8:59
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The artwork Odd cup of Coffee by Artist Antti Immonen will be inaugureted in the corner of Kahvikatu and Kahvipavunkuja in Vuosaari on Wednesday 30.10.2019 3.00 pm. The artwork tells in an ingenious way of the birth of coffee. According to the artist, the basic idea of the work is the discussion that emerges when …

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Where did the Three Smiths go?

14.10.2019 15:13
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How would you feel if the Three Smiths statue was missing from Helsinki city centre? It will now disappear into a box for a while as part of the opening of the State of Mind – Helsinki 1939–1945 joint exhibition by HAM Helsinki Art Museum and Helsinki City Museum. By covering the statue with a …

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Temporary artwork to exhibit the local history of Kalasatama

7.10.2019 12:36
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Two temporary works of public art will be completed in Kalasatama in Helsinki. Both works are bound to their location, but take different approaches to the micro history and local culture of Kalasatama and its adjacent areas. Pasi Rauhala’s Flamigos breathes life into the flamboyance of flamingos that once lived in Korkeasaari Zoo, and Tatu …

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© HAM / Maija Toivanen
© HAM / Maija Toivanen

Join the HAM Club

The HAM Club is open to everyone and offers experiences, benefits and surprises for members. As a member, you’ll be among the first to get access to new exhibitions, in addition to which you’ll receive invitations to openings and special guided tours for club members. How does a guided tour of the Ai Weiwei @ Helsinki exhibition before the official opening sound?

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(notice that all information will be sent in Finnish)