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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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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

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 25.7.2021
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

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 25.4.2021
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

Contemporary art event Helsinki Biennial will be held in summer 2021

7.4.2021 10:32
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The inaugural Helsinki Biennial will be held this summer from 12 June to 26 September 2021 on Vallisaari island and in mainland Helsinki. It will be available to audiences as allowed by the COVID-19 restrictions. All announced artists and artist groups, as well as one new arts collective, will take part in the biennial. “Implementing …

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Valid recommendations and restrictions to be extended in Metropolitan Area until 30 April 2021

24.3.2021 15:12
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In its meeting on 24 March 2021, the coronavirus coordination group decided to extend the locally valid restrictions and recommendations concerning private events, recreational activities, the use of public premises and remote work until 30 April 2021. Public premises All public customer spaces will remain closed throughout April with the exception of the guided recreational …

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New public art works for premises intended for children and youth

22.3.2021 8:12
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Three new public works of art created with the help of the percentage financing principle were completed in 2020 for spaces used by children and young people of Helsinki. Susanne Gottberg’s work Pielisjärvi Revisited was exhibited at the renovated Ressu Upper Secondary School in Kamppi. In Malminkartano, Konsta Ojala’s eight-part work New Horizons was completed in …

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Customer premises for culture and leisure remain closed in March

1.3.2021 10:18
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City of Helsinki’s customer premises for culture and leisure will remain mostly closed for the entire duration of March. Leisure activities for children and young people born in 2007 or later will be suspended at City of Helsinki’s indoor and outdoor facilities as of 1 March. As regards artificial ice rinks, restrictions on the maximum …

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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)