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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.

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The holiday shop is full of lovely gift ideas from bundles of candles to ornaments, art books, jewellery and craft supplies. Come and shop without having to queue!

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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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Greta Hällfors-Sipilä & Sulho Sipilä

Until 14.8.2022
HAM

Greta and Sulho’s shared life and art is a fascinating topic that raises many questions. The works convey the joy of life and, at the same time, loneliness and melancholy.

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Greta Hällfors-Sipilä: Yö, 1931 / Photo: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo/Mari Valio
Greta Hällfors-Sipilä: Yö, 1931 / Photo: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo/Mari Valio

Come Back as a Flower

Until 9.1.2022
HAM mix

Come Back as a Flower is a group exhibition weaving delicately around the Silueta series (1973–1977) by Ana Mendieta.

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Ana Mendieta:  Silueta Works in Mexico, 1973-1977 / Photo: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli
Ana Mendieta: Silueta Works in Mexico, 1973-1977 / Photo: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

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

Elis Hannikainen and Vappu Jalonen: Distress Run

Until 9.1.2022
HAM gallery

The exercising bodies in Distress Run are awkward and in need of support. Distress Run consists of a video work, text installations, sculptural objects, sound, and light. Distress Run repeatedly situates exercising bodies, placing them within desires, norms, the matter of a body.

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Elis Hannikainen ja Vappu Jalonen: still-kuva videoteoksesta I on Ice (2021)
Elis Hannikainen ja Vappu Jalonen: still-kuva videoteoksesta I on Ice (2021)

Online exhibition: Politics of Care

Until 30.4.2022
Online exhibition, Verkkonäyttely

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Azar Saiyar: Historia valuu kynsien alta, 2017  / still-kuva videosta
Azar Saiyar: Historia valuu kynsien alta, 2017 / still-kuva videosta

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Samir Bhowmik’s film Lost Islands on show in HAM Hall

3.11.2021 13:43
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Samir Bhowmik’s film Lost Islands is based on a work of art with the same name. The piece was exhibited at the 2021 Helsinki Biennial, spreading into the surroundings of Vallisaari and taking viewers on a journey to explore the island’s actual and imagined infrastructure and technology. The guided walking tour followed the topography of …

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New public artworks completed around Helsinki

2.11.2021 10:21
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Six new artworks implemented with the percent for art principle were completed around the city, in various facilities used by Helsinki residents of different ages. Three new daycare centres have received works by Leena Kangaskoski, Ninni Luhtasaari and Maija Luutonen. Works by Petri Ala-Maunus and Jaakko Leeve were completed in school buildings. Works by Jenni …

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Outsider Art Festival arrives at HAM 19.-22.8.2021

11.8.2021 8:02
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Outsider Art Festival will take over Helsinki from 19 to 22 August and invites everyone to celebrate cultural equality! OAF gives voice to the outsider artists by presenting a vibrant collection of music, visual arts, performing arts, films, and life stories. OAF is a partner festival of Helsinki Festival. Festival’s website: outsiderart.fi/en/  Events held at HAM: …

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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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© 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)