Modern Life! Saturday Series
- 11.3. 12.00-16.00
The Helsinki Art Museum Saturday Series offers exhibition visitors a diverse programme of activities. The first edition in the Saturday Series zooms into the 1920s-30s with reflections on consuming, celebrating and dreaming in modern times. The day features music, an arts workshop, an introduction to the world of beloved objects, discussions, as well as facts and stories about Helsinki.
Celebrating modern dreams with the sounds of jazz!
12pm and 1pm
Aili Ikonen Duo goes jazz!
The jazz queen with a golden voice, Aili Ikonen, interprets evergreen songs together with pianist Antti Kujanpää. Duration 15 min.
Art workshop: Dream home
Building dream homes and fantasy rooms using different materials. The workshop runs nonstop and is organised by the Design Museum.
Dear Arabia (in Finnish)
Curator Susanna Thiel from the Design Museum introduces the most beloved tableware of design house Arabia in the HAM Hall. The 45-minute lecture is held in Finnish and the audience is encouraged to bring their own cups and plates (or a picture!) for a show-and-tell afterwards.
Guided exhibition tour (in Finnish)
The tour offers facts and stories behind the works.
Directors’ panel (in Finnish)
Come and hear the background stories of the Modern life! exhibition from the perspective of the organising museums. Featuring Tommi Lindh (Director, Alvar Aalto Museum and Foundation), Juulia Kauste (Director, Museum of Finnish Architecture), Jukka Savolainen (Director, Design Museum), Elina Heikka (Director, The Finnish Museum of Photography), and Maija Tanninen-Mattila (Director, Helsinki Art Museum). The panel discussion is held in Finnish.
Carefree city – The happy Helsinki of the 1920s! (in Finnish)
Facts and stories about 1920s Helsinki in the colourful era of prohibition, jazz girls and passionate contradictions: the first steps of a city opening itself to modernism. Author Mikko-Olavi Seppälä takes over the topic in the HAM Hall. The lecture is held in Finnish.
All events are included in the admission ticket. Free entry for visitors under 18. Programme changes possible.