Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), 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 (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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  • August 15, 2017
    I went this time due to lack of time, only in the lobby, and a lovely shop buying souvenir for your self and the beautiful cards.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Went here to see architecture-this was the main. Very quaint building, just to walk on it, I advise to visit. Was on temporary exhibition-something was funny, but mostly incomprehensible
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  • August 14, 2017
    On the last Friday of the month is the museum of four to six available free-of-charge online. During that time the museum. A lot of video art. You have to love it. Sometimes best inspiring.
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  • April 24, 2017
    I have been to several exhibits & they are generally pretty good. The coat check thing is nice. It is a fun afternoon outing. The facility is a very nice "artsy" building smack dab in the middle of town. Best to park at a distance & take public transportation to downtown
  • June 7, 2017
    If you enjoy modern art, this is the finest Art exhibition space in Helsinki. Unfortunately, tastes are still stuck in the pre-electronic age. A beautiful modern building in it's own right. Loads to experience to get the thought juices flowing.
  • July 2, 2017
    My friend gave only 4 stars. Even if you are not into contemporary art you have to see a building. Its architecture is stunning.
  • April 6, 2017
    The number one place for modern art in Finland. The exhibitions are world-class: they always move me. When I used to live in the northern Finland, I traveled all the way just to see the newest exhibitions in Kiasma. I highly recommend this to everyone.
  • March 16, 2017
    When you tell someone to check out an art gallery there tends to be a sigh... not ART!! But even if you do not 'like' art this place will blow your socks off! It's modern art on steroids! I spent at least 3 hours wandering through the various layers of this place, watching interesting multimedia art pieces and having a gawk at the unique sculpture art. Take my advice and just go!

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