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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

Lallukka – Life in the Home of Artists

Until 24.10.2021
HAM

The works selected for the exhibition tell the story of the Artists’ Home, while also providing broader views of the phenomena in art and society.

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Per Olov Jansson: Viktor Jansson (Faffan) ateljeessaan Lallukassa, 1951 / © Per Olov Jansson | Moomin Characters
Per Olov Jansson: Viktor Jansson (Faffan) ateljeessaan Lallukassa, 1951 / © Per Olov Jansson | Moomin Characters

Perttu Saksa – White Arc

Until 4.4.2021
HAM mix

In the White Arc exhibition, Saksa focuses on portraying how the essences of the objects emerge.

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Perttu Saksa: Valkoinen Kaari, 20192020 / Photo: Perttu Saksa
Perttu Saksa: Valkoinen Kaari, 20192020 / Photo: Perttu Saksa

Gustafsson&Haapoja: Museum of Becoming

Until 17.1.2021
HAM

Museum of Becoming on kolmen teoksen kokonaisuus, jossa etsitään uudenlaisia tapoja ajatella ihmistä.

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Gustafsson&Haapoja: Museum of Nonhumanity, 2016 (näyttelynäkymä) / Photo:  Terike Haapoja
Gustafsson&Haapoja: Museum of Nonhumanity, 2016 (näyttelynäkymä) / Photo: Terike Haapoja

Tove Jansson

Until 31.12.2022
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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Tove Jansson: Juhlat kaupungissa, 1947 / Photo: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli
Tove Jansson: Juhlat kaupungissa, 1947 / Photo: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

Inka Bell: Passage

Until 10.1.2021
HAM gallery

The works in the exhibition are multidimensional studies of coloured surfaces clashing and the various ways in which they are organised.

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News

Art in sports sanctuary – Olympic Stadium and HAM Helsinki Art Museum collaboration

17.11.2020 13:00
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HAM Helsinki Art Museum  and the Olympic Stadium have launched a new collaboration whereby the renewed Stadium will start to expose works from the HAM collections.0 In Finland’s largest events arena, art will reach and be enjoyed by new audiences which also makes the cooperation scheme interesting by international standards.    Through their collaboration, the …

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Help to crochet a coral reef for Helsinki

17.11.2020 12:41
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The Helsinki Satellite Reef is an artwork that will be created for the Helsinki Biennial together with residents of Helsinki. It is based on the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Australian sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim. Pieces of coral reef will be crocheted for the artwork, and the individual pieces will be assembled into one work …

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Rhizome Project by Other Spaces introduces schoolchildren to bodily learning at Tehtaankatu Comprehensive School

26.10.2020 12:58
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A new work of art to be implemented with the Percent for Art principle has been started in Helsinki involving the pupils and staff of Tehtaankatu Comprehensive School for the next two school years. Rhizome Project by the Other Spaces collective is a series of experiential and bodily workshops at the school. The workshops look …

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Exhibition of Finnish art and design collected by HAM to tour Japan in 2020–2022

23.10.2020 8:40
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The Finnish Design for Everyday Life – Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature exhibition produced and curated by HAM Helsinki Art Museum will tour four museums in Japan in 2020–2022. The exhibition is partly based on the Modern Life! – Finnish Modernism and the International Dimension exhibition that celebrated Finland’s 100th anniversary year and was exhibited …

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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)