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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

Gilbert & George: THE MAJOR EXHIBITION

HAM

Gilbert & George - THE MAJOR EXHIBITION will be their first significant exhibition held in the Nordic countries during the last two decades and showcases pictures exhibited for the first time in Finland.

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I Was Waiting for You – Paavo Westerberg’s selection from the Bäcksbacka Collection

Until 7.4.2019
HAM

Playwright, theatre and film director, screenwriter Paavo Westerberg was given carte blanche to curate an exhibition from works in the Bäcksbacka Art Collection at HAM. He approached the task as a storyteller, from the emotional perspective.

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Ulla Jokisalo – Imaginations of Freedom

Until 27.1.2019
HAM

Ulla Jokisalo’s (b. 1955) exhibition Imaginations of Freedom explores how the artist endeavours to practise artistic freedom.

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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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Focal Point

Until 31.1.2019
HAM corner

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News

THE MAJOR X-MAS PARTY 1 Dec 2018

14.11.2018 9:25
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Escape Christmas songs by heading to THE MAJOR X-MAS PARTY! On Saturday 1 December, HAM will host an open Christmas party where you can laugh your head off on the first-ever guided stand-up tours to be held in Finland, have your portrait taken in a comical photo booth and use your admission receipt to participate …

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Guerrilla Girls at HAM 1.9.2018

14.8.2018 9:05
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The Graffiti exhibition at HAM culminates in a visit by Frida Kahlo, founding member of the Guerrilla Girls, who has been active in the group since its inception. Frida Kahlo has given gigs around the world. At HAM she will give an experiential account of the activities of the Guerrilla Girls in the past 28 …

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The Virtual Orchestra: Sibelius 360

11.6.2018 9:38
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Better than the front row – Take your seat onstage, right in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen!

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Seagull by Villu Jaanisoo points up Helsinki’s maritime location

7.6.2018 9:22
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A new denizen of Helsinki will alight on the ledge at the north end of Tennis Palace on Helsinki Day, 12 June 2018. Artist Villu Jaanisoo’s Seagull is a portrait of the tenacious and alert bird that has adapted to life in the Finnish capital. The fibreglass figure is over six metres tall. Commissioned by …

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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)