Kiasma, a modern art gallery in Helsinki, Finland, has displayed some of the most cutting-edge artwork in the city since its opening in the 1990s. With a permanent collection as well as visiting exhibitions, Kiasma should be on the to-do list for any culture art lover visiting Helsinki.
After visiting Kiasma make the next stop the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki. This Helsinki hotel has guests resting in the utmost comfort, thanks to its Magic Dreams beds, each outfitted with a satin-covered mattress for a perfect night's sleep.
Visit Kiasma - Helsinki's home of modern art
Guests visiting Kiasma will first be impressed by the unique nature of the building, with a curved, sail-like wall and the glass front being the first things to greet them. Kiasma received its look after an open competition selected a design from American architect Steven Holl as the outline for its new home.
Part of the Finnish National Galleries, Kiasma hosts the contemporary art collection of the country. As such, the museum seeks to further the dialogue on contemporary art in modern Finnish culture. Kiasma does so by inviting new artists to display their work, but also by hosting a number of lectures, workshops and other events.
In addition to the groundbreaking contemporary regularly on display throughout the gallery, Kiasma also has a café at the ground floor level. The Kiasma Store helps visitors learn more through its range of books and publications, plus has gifts and other products.
Choose a Helsinki hotel to tour Kiasma
To get started on a cultural exploration of Helsinki, reserve your room at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki. This hotel places guests close to Kiasma, but also to the National Museum of Finland, another must-see in the capital.