Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), Helsinki

(4.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Known for its impressive collection of contemporary pieces as well as for its building's design, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo) 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. Make Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo) a centerpiece of your Helsinki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Helsinki tour planner.
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  • I found this museum is particularly interesting because it is home to several forms of art and representation. I especially appreciated the opportunity given to the public to interact with some works, which makes the experience more emotional and personal.
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  • When I was at Kiasma, there was only two exhibitions-true, one of them was specious and occupied two entire floors. I liked it and the building itself, functional and unusual, and that exhibitions are enclosed programs in different languages, including Russian, and, of course, the exposure. Mona Hatoum struck, some works I just hung. And photos and stories Koutanijemi Mejeri (difficult to pronounce, it is difficult to remember) is an emotional shock, i.e. literally knocks out of the rut and however convinces that one person can change the world. Kiasmu I definitely will visit every time I come to Helsinki. This is my place. Look forward to new and exciting exhibitions!
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  • In addition to temporary exhibitions, often well catered for, it pays to visit the permanent collection with testimonies via local artistic culture
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  • The building is very impressive on the inside. Two hours went so quickly while exploring the art.
  • Amazing modern art. Absolutely recommend the place. It's in the very centre of the city and is free to under 18-year-olds. Remember, that this museum isn't open on Mondays! The cafe here is ok, but a bit too pricey in my opinion.
  • Great art, free wi-fi and a realy nice coffee shop. Don't forget to have a look in the gift shop!
  • Great modern museum with a variety of regular art installations and interactive ones. Not a huge fan of contemporary art but this one of the best I've been to.
  • Building is nice and still looks modern. Worth visiting for contemporary art fans.