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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.

Who we are

Helsinki Biennial

Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that will bring outstanding contemporary art to maritime Helsinki. The first Helsinki Biennial will be held in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island 12.6.–26.9.2021. Helsinki Biennial will present 40 international artists or groups of artists from both Finland and around the world.

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Current exhibitions

Katharina Grosse: Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us

Until 23.1.2022
HAM

Defying the conventions of two-dimensionality, Grosse’s paintings can be considered a form of intervention, painting as she does over architecture and surfaces while paying no heed to boundaries, or as a membrane between different realities.

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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

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

Mario Rizzi: BAYT (HOME), 2013-2019

Until 26.9.2021
HAM sali

HAM will show BAYT (HOME), the film trilogy of Mario Rizzi, as part of the Helsinki Biennial.

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Al Intithar 2013 / Film Still / Courtesy the Artist & Sharjah Art Foundation
Al Intithar 2013 / Film Still / Courtesy the Artist & Sharjah Art Foundation

Iiris Kaarlehto & Inka Kynkäänniemi: Circa 2020

Until 8.8.2021
HAM gallery

In the exhibition, consisting of a video work and sculpture and object installations, Iiris Kaarlehto and Inka Kynkäänniemi use speculative fiction, exaggeration and humour to approach images of future life.

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Still-kuva videoteoksesta Circa 2020, (2021)
Still-kuva videoteoksesta Circa 2020, (2021)

Everyday Strangeness

Until 30.9.2021
Online exhibition, Verkkonäyttely

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News

HAM will re-open to the public in a limited capacity on 8 June

27.5.2021 16:10
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HAM Helsinki Art Museum will re-open to the public in a limited capacity on Tuesday 8 June 2021. The re-opening will coincide with the opening of German artist Katharina Grosse’s exhibition Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us at Tennispalatsi. Grosse is internationally renowned for her large spatial paintings that she spray-paints over objects, architecture …

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The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends changing the personal limits for public events

20.5.2021 18:01
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At its meeting on Thursday 20 May 2021, the Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommended that the Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency continue its decision to ban all indoor and outdoor public events and general meetings for a limited period of time, however, that from 1 June 2021 onwards a maximum of 10 …

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The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group decides on the staggered opening of services

11.5.2021 18:28
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In its meeting on Tuesday 11 May 2021, the Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group decided that, due to the development of the epidemic, some services in the area can be opened in a staggered and limited manner as of 17 May 2021. The coordination group’s decision is in line with the ‘children and young people …

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The coronavirus coordination group stipulated that public customer spaces will remain closed until 16 May

27.4.2021 17:47
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The coronavirus coordination group stipulated that all public customer spaces will remain closed until 16 May 2021, with the exception of the guided recreational activity time slots reserved for children aged 12 or less. This includes all of the City’s cultural centres and museums. In accordance with the previous guidelines of the Metropolitan Area coronavirus …

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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)