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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

I AM NOT WHAT YOU SEE Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Until 16.4.2023
HAM

I am not what you see presents the versatile artistic works of Danish-Filipino Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (born 1970) and sheds some light on her persevering work on the themes of identity, ethnicity, gender, interpersonal relationships and society.

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Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: I am not what you see, 2021 /  Photo: Bjarke Johansen
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: I am not what you see, 2021 /  Photo: Bjarke Johansen

Softy

Until 16.4.2023
HAM

Softy exhibition is mainly based on HAM collections´ artworks made using various hand crafting techniques coupled with different soft materials.

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Viggo Wallensköld

Until 12.3.2023
HAM

Above all, Wallensköld demonstrates human understanding and acceptance of experiences of being different and feeling like an outsider.

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Viggo Wallensköld: Talvi, 2008 / Photo: HAM/Hanna Kukorelli
Viggo Wallensköld: Talvi, 2008 / Photo: HAM/Hanna Kukorelli

Tove Jansson

Until 31.12.2023
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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Helsingin kaupungintalo, ravintola Kaupunginkellari. Tove Jansson maalaa freskoa Juhlat maalla. / © Foto Roos / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo
Helsingin kaupungintalo, ravintola Kaupunginkellari. Tove Jansson maalaa freskoa Juhlat maalla. / © Foto Roos / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Kaija Hinkula – Stargazer

Until 26.2.2023
HAM Galleria

The solo exhibition of Kaija Hinkula, Stargazer, in the HAM Gallery presents new sides of the artist’s boundary-breaking expression.

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News

HAM has been awarded an EcoCompass certificate

1.2.2023 14:13
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HAM Helsinki Art Museum has been awarded an EcoCompass certificate for identifying and addressing environmental issues in accordance with the EcoCompass environmental management system.  Responsibility and ecological sustainability are HAM Helsinki Art Museum’s key values. The museum complies with the EcoCompass environmental management system, which guides the museum’s strategy and ensures that its operations are …

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HAM Gallery exhibition slots for 2024 and 2025 open for applications

16.1.2023 14:43
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HAM Gallery is a HAM exhibition space focusing on showcasing topical and new contemporary art. It is located in Tennispalatsi and admission to the gallery is always free of charge. HAM Gallery consists of two rooms with a combined floor area of 155 m2 (84 m2 and 71 m2). The length of exhibition slots is …

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HAM’s new art museum director selected

12.1.2023 10:12
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The Board of the HAM Helsinki Art Museum Foundation has selected Arja Miller, MA, as the new director of the art museum. Arja Miller moves to the new role from her current position as the chief curator at EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art. She will start at HAM on 20 March 2023. ‘The position …

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Helsinki Biennial 2023 Announces Preview List of Artists and Title: New Directions May Emerge

9.12.2022 14:03
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Helsinki Biennial 2023 reveals New Directions May Emerge as the title of its second edition, which will take place from 12 June to 17 September 2023. The biennial brings together around 30 established and emerging artists and collectives from Finland and across the world. Curated by Joasia Krysa, the biennial reflects on some of the …

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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)