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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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Paweł Althamer: I (am)

Until 8.9.2019
HAM

The exhibition by Polish artist Paweł Althamer (b. 1967) will showcase his diverse and often surprising output from more than three decades.

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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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Anssi Pulkkinen: No Point Here – Indefinite horizons and deviated structions

Until 4.8.2019
HAM gallery

The objects and installations in this show merge seamlessly with the syntax of the exhibition architecture.

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News

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

28.5.2019 14:27
News

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
News

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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Invitation for ideas for the Helsinki Biennial in summer 2020

29.4.2019 9:02
News, Uncategorized

The City of Helsinki and HAM Helsinki Art Museum are organising a contemporary art biennial in 2020 on Vallisaari Island in Helsinki. The biennial will be curated by HAM Helsinki Art Museum. Artists from Finland and abroad will be selected to create temporary site-specific works for the biennial. The works will engage in a dialogue …

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Paweł Althamer’s sculptures on show at HAM Corner starting 16 February

13.2.2019 9:46
News

Sculptures from Paweł Althamer’s (b. 1967) Almech series will be on display in the HAM Corner gallery on street level at Tennis Palace from 16 February onwards. The sculptures are part of the Paweł Althamer: I (am) exhibition, which showcases the Polish artist’s wide-ranging and often surprising output from more than three decades. The Almech sculptures …

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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)