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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

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

Vilho Lampi

Until 18.10.2020
HAM

This exhibition presents Lampi’s key works from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Genderfuck 1900

Until 27.9.2020
HAM mix

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

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Tuntematon esiintyjä, valokuva ensimmäisen maailmansodan ranskalaisten sotavankien teatteriesityksestä Saksassa 1914─1918. Yksityiskokoelma.
Tuntematon esiintyjä, valokuva ensimmäisen maailmansodan ranskalaisten sotavankien teatteriesityksestä Saksassa 1914─1918. Yksityiskokoelma.

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 © Per Olov Jansson
Tove Jansson © Per Olov Jansson

Enni Suominen: Mortarium

Until 9.8.2020
HAM gallery

The installation by Enni Suominen centres around small fresco paintings.

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Enni Suominen: Mortarium, 2020 / Photo: Enni Suominen
Enni Suominen: Mortarium, 2020 / Photo: Enni Suominen

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Mobile Workforce by Rauni Liukko on display at HAM Corner

15.6.2020 8:13
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HAM presents selections from the museum’s collection in HAM corner. During the summer of 2021 Rauni Liukko’s Mobile Workforce from 1977 is on display. The exhibition can be viewed from the street during all hours of the day. This provides HAM with an opportunity to engage audiences with art outside the museum’s opening hours and …

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Temporary public work of art brings remnants of a made-up past to Kalasatama

10.6.2020 8:43
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A new temporary public work of art has been completed in Helsinki’s Kalasatama. Entitled Made-up past and displayed at Englantilaisaukio square, the new work by artist Raimo Saarinen consists of sculpture-like ruins taken over by vegetation. The seemingly time-worn structures are made of plastered and painted lightweight concrete blocks. The work combines modern building materials …

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Sculpture by Ai Weiwei in Helsinki Central Library Oodi

1.6.2020 10:56
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More public art will be seen in the Central Library Oodi, as HAM Helsinki Art Museum places one of the pearls of its collection there. Divina Proportione (2012) by artist Ai Weiwei has found its place above a light shaft between the second and third floor of the library. HAM Helsinki Art Museum showed Ai …

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Helsinki’s libraries, museums and centres for sports, culture and youth activities gradually resume operations

8.5.2020 9:24
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The City of Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division has begun preparations to start reopening its services, in accordance with recent government decisions to ease coronavirus restrictions. The country’s largest cities, in the metropolitan area in particular, are currently planning a coordinated return of services at libraries, museums, and cultural, sports and youth centres. On Friday, …

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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)