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Modern Life! Saturday Series

Event Day • Tennispalatsi • Intended for everyone
Admission included in the museum admission • No signup required

  • 13.5. 12.00-16.00

The Helsinki Art Museum Saturday Series offers exhibition visitors a diverse programme of activities. At HAM we will celebrate Mother’s Day Eve together with dancing and art. There will be something for visitors of all ages who love music, fashion and art. So, grab your granny, mum, a friend or even your whole family and join the party atmosphere.

On the day, museum visitors dressed in Marimekko will get 2 tickets for the price of 1.

11 am
HAM opens

12–4 pm
Pop-up portrait studio
Come and get a nice souvenir of the day or immortalise your family for a Mother’s Day card. Visit photographer Marjo Koivumäki’s photography stand for a black-and-white polaroid in a modern portrait style that you can take with you straight away.

12–4 pm
Pop-up salon
Put on some lippy and get your hair done! Visit the pop-up salon for a quick make-over or hair styling tips. This time it’s all about the ‘50s and ‘60s. The pop-up salon hosts are cosmetology students and their instructors from the Helsinki Vocational College.

12–4 pm
Art workshop: Style me! paper doll workshop
A beauty in a bell-shaped skirt, a wild denim hero, a pink princess or a secret superhero? What kind of paper doll would you make?

12–4 pm
Let’s draw together
Metres and metres of paper will be spread over the floor of the exhibition hall for artists big and small. Make your mark on a picture that we will all make together!

12 pm
Unknown faces of Finnish film
Researcher Juha Seitajärvi from KAVI (the National Audiovisual Institute) will talk about a data collection project to identify unnamed actors and filming locations in old Finnish films. Can you find any familiar faces in film excerpts? In Finnish.

1 pm
Modern Life! guided tour in Finnish

1.30 pm
Dancing, HAM style, with soloist Hanna Pakarinen
Come and dance with us! The soloist will be charismatic Hanna Pakarinen and the band members will be the lovely teachers from the Pohjois-Helsingin bändikoulu music school.

2 pm
Tyko Sallinen guided tour in Finnish

2.30 pm
Strong women behind Marimekko’s modern look
Vuokko Nurmesniemi, a Marimekko designer over the years 1953–60, set women free from their corsets. Annika Rimala, who had a background in graphic design, continued the open-minded approach in the 60s and created many of the classic Marimekko clothing designs. In the guided thematic tour we dive into Marimekko’s modern look through the stories of two strong female designers. Curator Harry Kivilinna from the Design Museum is our expert. In Finnish.

3 pm
Dancing, HAM style, with soloist Hanna Pakarinen
Come and dance with us! The soloist will be charismatic Hanna Pakarinen and the band members will be the lovely teachers from the Pohjois-Helsingin bändikoulu music school.

3 pm
Modern Life! guided tour in Swedish

3.30 pm
Guided tour of memories prompted by the Modern Life! exhibition
The tour includes the memories and stories prompted by the Modern Life! exhibition shared by members of HAM’s senior citizens group. After the tour, you can continue sharing stories at the HAM workshop where coffee and tea will be served to participants of the tour. In Finnish.

7pm
HAM closes

All events are included in the admission ticket. Free entry for visitors under 18. Programme changes possible.

Saturday Series

Saturday 11 March

Saturday 8 April