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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

Ellen Thesleff – I Paint Like a God

Until 26.1.2020
HAM

The show will highlight Thesleff’s trailblazing and evolving art alongside texts, photographs and archive materials about her life.

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Tove Jansson

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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Old Age

Until 20.10.2019
HAM mix

Old Age exhibition takes a candid but respectful look at ageing.

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Jenni Toikka: Reel

HAM gallery

Jenni Toikka (born 1983) is a Finnish contemporary artist. The technical characteristics offered by moving images for reconstructing narrative and shaping the perception of time are possibilities that she has explored in numerous works.

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News

Tove Jansson’s Resting after Work under conservation from 2 August to 20 September

30.7.2019 13:22
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Tove Jansson’s Resting after Work will be under conservation from 2 August to 20 September. During the years Resting after Work has gotten dirty and partly damaged. HAM’s conservator will be repairing the work during opening hours. The audience has the possibility to follow the conservation work and ask questions. Tove Jansson received the first …

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Mark Niskanen ja Jani-Matti Salo: Ohikulkijalle

For the Passerby by Mark Niskanen and Jani-Matti Salo to be unveiled in Baana bicycle corridor

24.6.2019 17:19
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For the Passerby, a new public artwork by Mark Niskanen and Jani-Matti Salo, will be unveiled at the Lapinlahdenkatu underpass in the Baana bicycle corridor on 27th June at 3 pm. Mounted in a standard advertising light box, the work is based on motion and ephemerality and will appear different to every passer-by. The subtle …

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New Public Sculpture by Jacob Dahlgren to be Unveiled at Capellanaukio Square in Kalasatama

28.5.2019 14:27
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The new public sculpture will bring colour and playfulness to the Kalasatama residential district. Early One Morning, Eternity Sculpture by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren is a pink, serpentine steel sculpture. According to the artist, it is like the game where you draw a figure with a single line without lifting the pen from the paper. …

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Four-Metre Bronze Sculpture by Maria Stereo Installed in Vallila

23.5.2019 10:32
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Funded within the Percent for Art programme, the new public artwork is a large relief that takes its inspiration from the cuckoo clock. Artist Maria Stereo’s four-metre bronze sculpture Timeless will be installed in the courtyard of the city’s Adult Education Institute on Teollisuuskatu in Vallila on Tuesday, 4 June 2019. There are no hands …

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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)