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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

Gustafsson&Haapoja: Museum of Becoming

Until 17.1.2021
HAM

Museum of Becoming on kolmen teoksen kokonaisuus, jossa etsitään uudenlaisia tapoja ajatella ihmistä.

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Gustafsson&Haapoja: Museum of Nonhumanity, 2016 (näyttelynäkymä) / Photo:  Terike Haapoja
Gustafsson&Haapoja: Museum of Nonhumanity, 2016 (näyttelynäkymä) / Photo: Terike Haapoja

Vilho Lampi

Until 18.10.2020
HAM

This exhibition presents Lampi’s key works from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Vilho Lampi: Omakuva, 1932 (yksityiskohta) / Turun taidemuseo. Photo: Kari Lehtinen
Vilho Lampi: Omakuva, 1932 (yksityiskohta) / Turun taidemuseo. Photo: Kari Lehtinen

Genderfuck 1900

Until 25.10.2020
HAM mix

The exhibition opens astonishing perspectives on the issue by turning attention to forgotten history.

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Tuntematon esiintyjä, valokuva ensimmäisen maailmansodan ranskalaisten sotavankien teatteriesityksestä Saksassa 1914─1918. Yksityiskokoelma.
Tuntematon esiintyjä, valokuva ensimmäisen maailmansodan ranskalaisten sotavankien teatteriesityksestä Saksassa 1914─1918. Yksityiskokoelma.

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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ove Jansson: Juhlat kaupungissa, 1947 / Photo: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli
ove Jansson: Juhlat kaupungissa, 1947 / Photo: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

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News

The City of Helsinki’s review proposes that Helsinki Art Museum HAM be organised as a foundation and located in the Suvilahti gasholders

27.8.2020 10:17
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The purpose of the City of Helsinki’s review was to clarify the roles that the Art Museum’s exhibition operations, Helsinki Biennale, and public art have in Helsinki’s art and culture field, as well as in relation to the international field. It is proposed in the review that HAM be organised as a foundation, it be …

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New public work of art from Tommi Toija in Alppila Upper Secondary School in Helsinki

25.8.2020 10:23
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A new public work of art by artist and sculptor Tommi Toija (born 1974) has been completed in the courtyard of Alppila Upper Secondary School in Helsinki. The work King of the Hill (Kukkulan kuningas) is a figure standing on top of a sphere, ready to embrace the world with their arms spread wide. Water …

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Tatu Tuominen’s Fairy Tale Palaces takes over daycare centre floors in Maunula

18.8.2020 9:42
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A new piece of public art commissioned according to the percentage financing principle has been completed in Helsinki: visual artist Tatu Tuominen’s (born 1975) six-part Fairy Tale Palaces stretches across the floors of a daycare centre in Maunula. Located on three different floors of the building, the parts making up the work consist of floor …

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Mobile Workforce by Rauni Liukko on display at HAM Corner

15.6.2020 8:13
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HAM presents selections from the museum’s collection in HAM corner. During the summer of 2021 Rauni Liukko’s Mobile Workforce from 1977 is on display. The exhibition can be viewed from the street during all hours of the day. This provides HAM with an opportunity to engage audiences with art outside the museum’s opening hours and …

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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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