Art Museums in Helsinki

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  • RashadinLondon
    London, UK49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing building with brilliant artwork!
    The impressionist exhibition was superb. The layout of the art was beautiful and all in all a must visit museum!
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • hzh30
    Copenhagen, Denmark352 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Chan G
    Reading, UK249 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sinebrychoff is a lovely yet small musuem, it's easy to navigate through and there is plenty of rooms with stunning art and history.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Werner W
    Zurich, Switzerland901 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this place during our first trip to Helsinki. We like northern design. The special exhibition with carpets is amazing. The standard collection with design examples is also very interesting. The building is art on his own.
    Written 6 September 2023
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  • Gregory W
    Mankato, MN3,829 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is owned and operated by the city of Helsinki. It looks after the city's art collection, containing over 9,000 works. Nearly half of these are on display in public places such as parks, streets, schools, and libraries. The art museum hosts a small permanent exhibition of the works of Tove Jansson, including two large frescoes created for the restaurant of Helsinki City Hall.[3]
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • OliwaVasicek
    London, UK577 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really liked the museum grounds and building. We visited for Van Gogh although I must admit that was slight underwhelming as it mostly featured only his lithographs and early black and white sketches. Still worth the visit and I’d come back for other exhibitions.
    Written 15 November 2020
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  • AriHelsinki
    Helsinki, Finland4,716 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aalto studio is a great place and an insight view to Aalto's life and work. This is more like architecture office house but perhaps more interesting is The Aalto House. I recommend these both. One hour visit/each.
    Written 25 February 2021
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  • TheBurgers
    Brookmans Park, UK1,100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We aren't art experts or even close but we enjoyed our visit to Amos Rex. The art was varied and I believe it would be classed as modern or contemporary - it did create plenty of discussion from our group - some we enjoyed and some we didn't.

    It isn't cheap at 20euros per person but we enjoyed our visit and in particular 'The Last Horse on Earth' and loved the 'Mikado'.

    Worth a visit.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Leif B
    Pietarsaari, Finland2,975 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have visited this museum many times, when they have some special exhibitions. This time I was here to see their own collections. The museum is owned and maintained by the association Föreningen Konstsamfundet. The museum is located in the apartment building Amos Anderson (1878–1961) had had built for himself in 1913. The building was posthumously converted into a modern museum. Amos Anderson Art Museum is known for its diverse and varying exhibition programme as well as for its extensive collection of modern art. Some rooms from Amos Anderson’s home as well as his private chapel are permanently on display.
    Written 6 February 2017
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Villa Gyllenberg is an art museum in the beautiful and natural surroundings of Kuusisaari Island. It consists of the Gyllenberg family home and the adjoining gallery building.

    The ambient old villa was built in the middle of the 1900s by a successful banker Ane Gyllenberg and his wife Signe, who were eager art collectors.

    The house is full of artworks made by famous artists, mostly Finnish. Exhibitions on specific themes are held in the adjoining gallery.

    On our visit, there was an exhibition called The Path to Hidden Knowledge. The exhibition consisted of works by well-known Finnish artists like Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Hugo Simberg, Helene Schjerfbeck, and Magnus Enckell.

    The museum has limited opening hours: 12-18 on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
    Written 6 October 2020
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,068 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving from one apartment to another to acquire more space for his beloved paintings Juhani Kirpilä finally settled on the top floor by the Hesperia Park in Töölö. Colourful life portrayed by Finnish painters of the 20th century is the dominating feature of his collection which also includes older works by Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Ilja Repin. Kirpilä took early on care that his paintings would have a permanent home protected by the Cultural Foundation, which was fortunate as he passed away at the age of 57. Now his home is open free twice a week to "fuel the Finnish people's intrest in art".
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland61,280 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a gorgeous building and interestingly one of the last surviving wooden constructs in Helsinki.

    Arriving at the gate and seeing the sign announcing that renovation work took place in 2015-2016 gave us hope that in September 2017 it was reopened, which concurred with what we read online.

    But it wasn't to be. No sign of anyone, staff or builders, around. But given that it's such a pretty former villa, we still rate it as very good.
    Written 27 September 2017
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,068 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pictorialism is the name given for early art photography from the turn of the 20th century when the artists tried to copy paintings with a romantic soft focus. The other current exhibition Impression remains goes even further back to the mediums origins with the techniques though the works of art are contemporary. "Feeling blue" by French Elodie Grethen is made in cyanotype on photosensitive fabric with her body's imprint on bedsheet.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,068 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a wealthy building developer Lauri Reiz was early on able to purchase what he liked focusing on the Golden Period in Finnish art. The collection spanning over 300 square meters on the top floor includes several Helene Schjerfbeck portraits, von Wright birds, two small Gallen-Kallelas and some Edefelts. Fine Meissen figurines are combined with the more rustic Finch ceramics manufactured by the Iris factory in Finland. Even the symbolist Hugo Simberg with his playful Devil has found a place in Reiz's home. Already 50 years ago his widow who had also lost their only son bequested the apartment with it's belongings to a foundation with the aim of a free museum with an expanding collection. This was made possible as Reiz owned the whole building and collected rent from 80 apartments.
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,068 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the galleries in the Old Church Park area is showing paintings from their permanent artists representing several techniques. Anna Tuori had an own exhibition recently from which some pictures remain, the large C-print by A.K.Dolven of two naked figures is from 2003 and sold now.
    Written 4 April 2021
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