Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Part of the Finnish National Gallery, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art is the go-to place for modern art, especially works from Finland. Displaying some of the most cutting-edge artwork Helsinki has seen since its opening in the 1990s, Kiasma should be on the to-do list for any art lover visiting the city. The museum hosts a permanent collection as well as many touring exhibitions, all aiming to educate the public and strengthen the position and status of contemporary art.
Impressing architectureGuests visiting Kiasma will first be impressed by the unique nature of the building. A curved, sail-like wall and a glass front is the first thing that greets you when you arrive. Kiasma received its look after a design from American architect Steven Holl won an open competition and was selected as the outline for the structure.
Helsinki's home of modern artKiasma hosts Finland’s contemporary art collection and the museum seeks to further the dialogue on contemporary art in modern Finnish culture. It does so by inviting new artists to display their work and also by hosting a number of lectures, workshops and various events. Much more than a museum, a diverse program will invite the visitors to reach different audiences and stimulate discussions on art.
In addition to the ground-breaking contemporary art regularly on display throughout the gallery, Kiasma also has a café at the ground floor level. The museum store helps visitors learn more through its range of books and publications, and offers gifts and other products.
To get started on a cultural exploration of the city, book a room at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki. The modern hotel places guests less than a 10-minute walk from the Kiasma, and also to the Helsinki Art Museum and the Ateneum – Finnish National Gallery, two other must-sees in the capital.