Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

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Known for its impressive collection of contemporary pieces as well as for its building's design, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will expose you to new, fascinating works of art. Designed by American architect Steven Holl, this museum was founded in 1990 and opened in 1998. The Finnish National Gallery's contemporary collection resides here. View over 8,500 pieces of artwork, primarily collected from Finland and nearby countries. Visit the museum's cafe or pick up a souvenir at its on-site shop. Using our online itinerary creator, Helsinki attractions like Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We have visited this museum many times. Sometimes the exhibitions are quite strange like on our visit this time. On the top 5th floor was a 32-minute long video work by Doug Aitken. The screens were....  more »
  • Went mainly to see Mad Love - which is over 200 pieces from Seppo Fränti’s own collection. It is modern art mainly from past two decades. The variety of pieces is quite big but I really liked it...  more »
  • Kiasma is a contemporary art museum in an interesting looking modern building from 1998. Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Gallery. There are five floors and every floor has different...  more »
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  • The building itself is well designed and interesting to see from the inside. The expositions are quite interesting although there were only 2. The restaurant and shop are also worth a visit, great atmosphere! Free on the first Friday of the month.
  • I like this museum. There are always interesting exhibitions. It changes every 3 - 6 months, you can see here modern art, abstractionism, contemporary cinema and music, photos and old fashion things. I would like to come here again.
  • The artwork was disappointing and the price was not worth the visit. I’ve been to many modern museums where I had great experiences (so it’s just not the type of museum I dislike), but the artwork at the moment seemed to try too hard to be weird and artsy, which shines through and you sit there and cringe at some of the videos shown in (and not in a good way, if there was ever such a way). Wouldn’t recommend at the moment. Try some of the other museums. Only highlight of our trip, is that the museum itself has good lighting, which means great pictures of the ones you walk around with.
  • Great visit once again. Musicia video installation was great idea. If white boards would have been 1 meter above ground level 5 stars.
  • Although the price is expensive, this place is worth visiting. The exhibits look spectacular, though you can't understand the idea of the artist.Took plenty of nice pictures. It's more about 5 stars than 4 stars!

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