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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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HAM Shop is full of lovely gift ideas, art books, posters, jewellery, craft supplies and unique exhibition merchandise. Check out our new Dance! exhibition products. You can also buy tickets in advance!

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

Between Objects

Until 29.5.2022
HAM

Between Objects presents artworks acquired for HAM’s collection over the past 10 years in dialogue with artworks by contemporary artists from Estonia.

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Maiju Salmenkivi: Light Carnival, 2011 / Photo: HAM/Hanna Kukorelli
Maiju Salmenkivi: Light Carnival, 2011 / Photo: HAM/Hanna Kukorelli

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

Lora Dimova & Leda Vaneva: Hybrid Existence

Until 12.6.2022
HAM Gallery

Hybrid Existence explores the human self as a fluid construct, an expression beyond the parameters of the physical body.

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Lora Dimova: Unearthed, 2022 (detail) / Photo: Lora Dimova
Lora Dimova: Unearthed, 2022 (detail) / Photo: Lora Dimova

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News

Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko’s work of art entitled Foundation near completion in Tapulikaupunki

10.5.2022 9:12
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The Tapulikaupunki district of Helsinki is about to receive its first public work of art. Artists Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko are building a set of sculptures that shows the footprint of Tapulikaupunki residents. Entitled Foundation, the work originates from participatory workshops at which pupils of Maatulli Lower Stage Comprehensive School and their guardians worked …

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Joasia Krysa to curate second edition of Helsinki Biennial opening June 2023

31.3.2022 14:03
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Helsinki Biennial announces the appointment of Joasia Krysa as curator of its second edition, taking place 12 June – 18 September 2023. Celebrating the synthesis of art and the environment, the biennial will return to the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island in the Helsinki archipelago, whilst building upon its inaugural edition through a greater presence …

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Next HAM Gallery artists have been selected

28.3.2022 13:40
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HAM received altogether 477 applications for becoming HAM Gallery exhibitions. Eight artists were offered the opportunity to hold an exhibition at the gallery. A jury consisting of HAM curators Heli Harni and Saara Karhunen with Nayab Ikram and Ramina Habibollah as external representatives made the selection. The jury presented their proposal to the director of …

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Artists for HAM Corner residency program have been selected

22.3.2022 10:59
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HAM and Zodiak – Center for New Dance have invited six dance artists or artist groups, selected through an open call, to work at Tennispalatsi’s HAM Corner. The residency will take place during HAM’s Dance! Movement in the Visual Arts 1880–2020 exhibition, which depicts dance, dance-like movement, and corporeality in visual arts. Through the artists-in-residency, dance …

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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)