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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

Graffiti

Until 9.9.2018
HAM

Graffiti, explores the historical roots of graffiti and its present manifestations, with particular focus on the links between Helsinki graffiti culture and the international field.

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Graffiti: Kalasatama/Fiskehamnen, 2014 • Arabia, 2016 • Kalasatama/Fiskehamnen, 2015
Graffiti: Kalasatama/Fiskehamnen, 2014 • Arabia, 2016 • Kalasatama/Fiskehamnen, 2015

Air de Paris

Until 12.8.2018
HAM

Air de Paris exhibition is a walking tour through 1930s Paris, following in the footsteps of Leonard Bäcksbacka.

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Adrien Holy: Ravintolassa, 1939 © Photo: HAM / Yehia Eweis
Adrien Holy: Ravintolassa, 1939 © Photo: HAM / Yehia Eweis

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

Jussi Kivi: DEEP DOWN UNDER

Until 29.7.2018
HAM mix

Jussi Kivi’s works are the result of urban exploration in underground tunnels, urban wastelands and industrial zones, the places most people do not even notice.

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Jussi Kivi: Rummun vankila, Eesti, puolivedenalainen maisema, 2015 © Jussi Kivi
Jussi Kivi: Rummun vankila, Eesti, puolivedenalainen maisema, 2015 © Jussi Kivi

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News

HAM esitteli Cris af Enehielmin teoksia 19.5.-24.9.2017.

Works by Cris af Enehielm at Kanneltalo Gallery

19.4.2018 13:20
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Cris af Enehielm (b. 1954) is known as a provocative visual artist. The exhibition at Kanneltalo Gallery displays a collection of af Enehielm’s paintings and performance art, with a strong female perspective. The works of the 1980s have been influenced by cartoons and the advertising world. The artworks are from the collections of the HAM Helsinki …

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Mick La Rock & Blade © HAM / Maija Toivanen

A new piece of artwork for Baana from Blade, the living legend of graffiti, and from the established graffiti maker Mick La Rock

27.3.2018 21:42
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Baana will receive its share when Graffiti, the grand spring exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum, brings international icons of the field to Helsinki. In conjunction with the exhibition, Blade, the living legend of graffiti, and the Amsterdam-based graffiti maker Mick La Rock, will create a new wall painting at the Antinkatu underpass. If we manage …

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HAM Gallery artists for 2019 have been selected

19.3.2018 11:56
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HAM received alltogether 308 applications for HAM Gallery exhibitions 2019. Seven artists were offered the opportunity to hold an exhibition at the gallery.

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Two works of community art for Jakomäki in spring 2018

1.2.2018 19:14
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In the spring of 2018, Riikka Kuoppala and Kaisa Salmi will produce two works of community art in Jakomäki, which have been commissioned by HAM.

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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)