Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
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10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:30
Thursday
10:00 - 20:30
Friday
10:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Kiasma is a home of contemporary art where everyone is welcome. Kiasma breaks the boundaries of traditional art museums and follows the latest trends in visual culture. The collections include Finnish and foreign art from the 1970s onwards. The museum is a part of the Finnish National Gallery. Kiasma building was designed by the American architect Steven Holl and opened to the public in 1998. At Kiasma there's also a museum shop and café.
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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Rautatientori • 4 min walk
  • Kamppi • 5 min walk
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  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand3,780 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum but also controversial
    The museum of modern art is located in a modern white building next to the station. Entrance fee of 20 euros is included in the Helsinki card. As expected in a museum of this kind you can find both clever and weird stuff, the kind that the cleaners clear up mistakenly at the end of the day. There are alternating exhibitions. I was impressed by the display of Tom from Finland. Even though I found the content controversial and explicit, the art itself was very clever and I believe important for this community that is still having a hard time in many countries in the world. It is commendable that the museum facilitates this kind of exhibition that would be forbidden in many other places. The other exhibitions were less interesting, it eluded me what to see in exposed twigs or out of focus videos. But overall I guess anyone will always find something to his or her taste.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Nat
    Mexico City, Mexico841 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    We were only able to see one exhibition because we were running late –which is a shame because the museum has a lot of pros: it is well located and on a nice modern building, the entrance has no cost, it has free WIFI and it has a cute cafeteria and an artsy store. I appreciate and enjoy modern art in general (although it is VERY variable) but the exhibition I saw was not much of my liking. Still, I would’ve liked to explore the rest of the museum. If you’re nearby and have some time to spare, I recommend taking a look.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Sven H
    Mainz, Germany71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mandatory for fans of modern art
    Helsinki's Kiasma is a must-see for every fan of modern and contempary art. During our visit, the museum showcased exhibitions about Tom of Finland and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, which were very interesting and thought-provoking. Very much looking forward to visit again during our next trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • hzh30
    Copenhagen, Denmark352 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern art and finnish culture
    We enjoyed our stay in Kiasma and bought gifts from the museum shop. The Tom of Finland exhibitions was good but little bit too much. I like to VR as part of the show, but photographs are too many. And I also like to Photo exhibitions og the Nigerian artist Fani-Kayode, but there were only few of his work on the wall. We are missing some more different exhibitions from younger generation and maybe they can use part of the Tom of Finland exhibitions rooms for something else to give more variaty.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
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RashadinLondon
London, UK49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The building and architecture is beautiful. The museum is too expensive considering one entire floor was closed. The gift shop was super basic.
Written 10 February 2024
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel40,999 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a decent museum of contemporary art.
Hadn't it been for the (very!) bold exhibition of "Tom of Finland", it would've been a whole lot boring and perhaps not worth the visit.
Written 22 October 2023
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Werner W
Zurich, Switzerland901 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
On the positive side, the building is very modern and stylish. The staff is friendly and efficient. The entrance is fair.
On the negative side: The exhibition „Mangrané“ with Daniel Steegmann was kind of boring. A waste of space. The exhibition „Tom of Finland“ might attract certain people but is rather strange for most people. The part „dreamy“ is small and also not that interesting. I expected much more from this museum of art.
Written 6 September 2023
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hzh30
Copenhagen, Denmark352 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our stay in Kiasma and bought gifts from the museum shop. The Tom of Finland exhibitions was good but little bit too much. I like to VR as part of the show, but photographs are too many. And I also like to Photo exhibitions og the Nigerian artist Fani-Kayode, but there were only few of his work on the wall. We are missing some more different exhibitions from younger generation and maybe they can use part of the Tom of Finland exhibitions rooms for something else to give more variaty.
Written 7 August 2023
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines12,810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Nice museum to see. No worries about entrance fees. Well located . Convenient. Certain highlights are noted. Intricacies of art is that it is subjective. Can be thought provoking but otherwise cool for the open minded.
Written 4 August 2023
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Sven H
Mainz, Germany71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Helsinki's Kiasma is a must-see for every fan of modern and contempary art. During our visit, the museum showcased exhibitions about Tom of Finland and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, which were very interesting and thought-provoking. Very much looking forward to visit again during our next trip.
Written 2 August 2023
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Nat
Mexico City, Mexico841 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We were only able to see one exhibition because we were running late –which is a shame because the museum has a lot of pros: it is well located and on a nice modern building, the entrance has no cost, it has free WIFI and it has a cute cafeteria and an artsy store.

I appreciate and enjoy modern art in general (although it is VERY variable) but the exhibition I saw was not much of my liking. Still, I would’ve liked to explore the rest of the museum.

If you’re nearby and have some time to spare, I recommend taking a look.
Written 26 July 2023
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Ursula
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The exhibition 'dreamy' and Tom of Finland ' is all about sexual fantasm of gay community. Should be explicity forbidden to children
Written 21 July 2023
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freutmich
Kansas City755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This is an important museum, both in terms of its art and what it says about free expression.

During my visit, the museum's entire third floor was dedicated to Tom of Finland, a native son and gay artist whose works sometimes cross the line into pornography. As I walked through the exhibit, I saw the art but also the other patrons. They came from all walks of life. They represented all ages (18+, of course), genders, and sexual orientations, and everyone seemed genuinely interested in the art. All I could think was, if this exhibit was in an American museum back home in the States there would be protests outside and coverage of controversy in the media. But here, it was no big deal. I think that's what art should be. Push boundaries, and let those who are interested see it. Those who might be offended don't have to go.

BTW, the admission cost is 20 Euro, but it's free if you have the Helsinki card. If there are other museums you wish to visit, getting the card can be a great way to save some money.
Written 5 July 2023
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,780 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The museum of modern art is located in a modern white building next to the station. Entrance fee of 20 euros is included in the Helsinki card. As expected in a museum of this kind you can find both clever and weird stuff, the kind that the cleaners clear up mistakenly at the end of the day. There are alternating exhibitions. I was impressed by the display of Tom from Finland. Even though I found the content controversial and explicit, the art itself was very clever and I believe important for this community that is still having a hard time in many countries in the world. It is commendable that the museum facilitates this kind of exhibition that would be forbidden in many other places. The other exhibitions were less interesting, it eluded me what to see in exposed twigs or out of focus videos. But overall I guess anyone will always find something to his or her taste.
Written 15 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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