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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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Summer has arrived in HAM Shop, bringing with the beloved Helsinki and Tove Jansson products! Get the most creative gift ideas and make discoveries from our range of art books, posters, jewellery, craft supplies and unique exhibition merchandise.

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Current exhibitions

Dance! Movement in the Visual Arts 1880–2020

Until 11.9.2022
HAM

The arched halls of Tennispalatsi will be filled with works in which dance reflects both life force and intensity as well as stillness and fragility.

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

Something Strange is Afoot…

Until 5.2.2023
HAM

Something Strange is Afoot... is a group exhibition themed around sensory experience, time, movement and interactions.

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Osmo Valtonen: Ellipsografi, 1983 / Photo: HAM/Kirsi Halkola
Osmo Valtonen: Ellipsografi, 1983 / Photo: HAM/Kirsi Halkola

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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Helsingin kaupungintalo, ravintola Kaupunginkellari. Tove Jansson maalaa freskoa Juhlat maalla. / © Foto Roos / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo
Helsingin kaupungintalo, ravintola Kaupunginkellari. Tove Jansson maalaa freskoa Juhlat maalla. / © Foto Roos / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

News

The Outsider Art Festival OAF is coming to HAM 12–21 August 2022

3.8.2022 14:23
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The 2022 Outsider Art Festival features a multidisciplinary programme of art with over 20 events to be held in different parts of the city and online. Under the direction of OAF guides, participants can look forward to singing karaoke at Kansalaistori square, discovering art exhibitions at HAM and the Pertti’s Choice gallery in Hakaniemi, and enjoying the energy of live …

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Vogue classes, Fabulous documentary screening and a lecture on ballroom culture

3.6.2022 12:16
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HAM x BALLROOM During Helsinki Pride Week on 27.6.-28.6. you can participate in vogue classes, get to know ballroom culture in a lecture and see the documentary Fabulous! The whole program is in English and it’s co-organized with the artist Anneli Kanninen. Anneli is one of the trailblazers of the Finnish ballroom scene starting from …

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Alicja Kwade’s public works from the Helsinki Biennial find a permanent home in Kalasatama

1.6.2022 8:12
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In June, Helsinki’s Kalasatama will gain two new public works of art by Alicja Kwade. Originally seen in Vallisaari in summer 2021 as part of the Helsinki Biennial, the two pieces, titled Big Be-Hide and Pars Pro Toto, are now being permanently relocated to Kalasatama. Both works are editions created for Helsinki of concepts that …

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Artist Pearla Pigao’s interactive work completed at Vuosaari Upper Secondary School

25.5.2022 9:31
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The music- and technology-oriented Vuosaari Upper Secondary School in Helsinki has unveiled a new public artwork that allows you to play music with your body movements. Artist Pearla Pigao’s interactive installation Discoterium spans the airspace of the building’s stairwell. Discoterium consists of eight circular, hand-woven textiles. The patterns of the textiles are based on audio …

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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)