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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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Current exhibitions

I AM NOT WHAT YOU SEE Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Until 16.4.2023
HAM

I am not what you see presents the versatile artistic works of Danish-Filipino Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (born 1970) and sheds some light on her persevering work on the themes of identity, ethnicity, gender, interpersonal relationships and society.

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Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: I am not what you see, 2021 /  Photo: Bjarke Johansen
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: I am not what you see, 2021 /  Photo: Bjarke Johansen

Softy

Until 16.4.2023
HAM

Softy exhibition is mainly based on HAM collections´ artworks made using various hand crafting techniques coupled with different soft materials.

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Viggo Wallensköld

Until 12.3.2023
HAM

Above all, Wallensköld demonstrates human understanding and acceptance of experiences of being different and feeling like an outsider.

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Viggo Wallensköld: Talvi, 2008 / Photo: HAM/Hanna Kukorelli
Viggo Wallensköld: Talvi, 2008 / Photo: HAM/Hanna Kukorelli

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

Eeti Piiroinen: Renerving

Until 8.1.2023
HAM Galleria, HAM Gallery

Eeti Piiroinen (they/them) is a trans and non-binary artist, writer and performer. Their work deals with embodiment, pleasure and trans futurity.

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Eeti Piiroinen: Dusty Eye, 2022 / Photo: Eeti Piiroinen
Eeti Piiroinen: Dusty Eye, 2022 / Photo: Eeti Piiroinen

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News

HAM Helsinki Art Museum’s conversion into a foundation in January 2023

17.11.2022 9:15
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On 16 November, the Helsinki City Council approved the transfer of the City Art Museum operations and personnel to the HAM Helsinki Art Museum Foundation as of 1 January 2023. The conversion into a foundation means that HAM becomes a City subsidiary financed by institutional grants for culture. The foundation is tasked to maintain and …

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New public work of art by artist Tiina Raitanen completed in Telakkaranta in Helsinki

31.10.2022 9:05
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A new public work of art by sculptor Tiina Raitanen has been completed in Telakkaranta in front of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), at the intersection of Telakkakatu and Munkkisaarenkatu. The List, a sculpture more than four metres tall, consists of shapes leaning on each other and standing side by side. The shapes are based …

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Kati Kivinen appointed as Head of Exhibitions at HAM

24.10.2022 8:00
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Kati Kivinen, PhD, has been appointed the Head of Exhibitions at HAM Helsinki Art Museum as of 1 August 2022. In her new role, Kivinen is in charge of the planning, coordination and development of HAM exhibitions and serves as the supervisor of the exhibitions unit. Kati Kivinen has extensive professional experience in contemporary art …

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HAM exhibition concepts adopted in Oulu and Turku

6.10.2022 16:15
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The Dance! Movement in the Visual Arts 1880–2022 exhibition will be opened at Oulu Museum of Art on 8 October 2022, showcasing works depicting dance, dance movement and corporeality in Finnish museum collections. The exhibition is based on an original concept by HAM, which was curated by Art and Culture Historian Hanna-Reetta Schreck and Curator …

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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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