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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

Gilbert & George: THE MAJOR EXHIBITION

HAM

Gilbert & George - THE MAJOR EXHIBITION will be their first significant exhibition held in the Nordic countries during the last two decades and showcases pictures exhibited for the first time in Finland.

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I Was Waiting for You – Paavo Westerberg’s selection from the Bäcksbacka Collection

Until 7.4.2019
HAM

Playwright, theatre and film director, screenwriter Paavo Westerberg was given carte blanche to curate an exhibition from works in the Bäcksbacka Art Collection at HAM. He approached the task as a storyteller, from the emotional perspective.

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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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Old Age

Until 20.10.2019
HAM mix

Old Age exhibition takes a candid but respectful look at ageing.

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Riikka Keränen: Deep Stretching

Until 24.2.2019
HAM gallery

The exhibition is a sculpture installation that spreads itself onto the surfaces of the gallery. The materials used in the sculptures are from the environments of my own life, the yard, the studio, my home, rubbish bins, walks in the forest and journeys.   

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Paweł Althamer’s sculptures on show at HAM Corner starting 16 February

13.2.2019 9:46
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Sculptures from Paweł Althamer’s (b. 1967) Almech series will be on display in the HAM Corner gallery on street level at Tennis Palace from 16 February onwards. The sculptures are part of the Paweł Althamer: I (am) exhibition, which showcases the Polish artist’s wide-ranging and often surprising output from more than three decades. The Almech sculptures …

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THE MAJOR X-MAS PARTY 1 Dec 2018

14.11.2018 9:25
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Escape Christmas songs by heading to THE MAJOR X-MAS PARTY! On Saturday 1 December, HAM will host an open Christmas party where you can laugh your head off on the first-ever guided stand-up tours to be held in Finland, have your portrait taken in a comical photo booth and use your admission receipt to participate …

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Guerrilla Girls at HAM 1.9.2018

14.8.2018 9:05
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The Graffiti exhibition at HAM culminates in a visit by Frida Kahlo, founding member of the Guerrilla Girls, who has been active in the group since its inception. Frida Kahlo has given gigs around the world. At HAM she will give an experiential account of the activities of the Guerrilla Girls in the past 28 …

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The Virtual Orchestra: Sibelius 360

11.6.2018 9:38
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Better than the front row – Take your seat onstage, right in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen!

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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)