Helsinki Art Museum HAM

HAM, officially the Helsinki Art Museum, looks after an art collection that belongs to the people of Helsinki, which includes over 10,000 individual works of art. HAM maintains and accrues this art collection, which also includes the city’s public artworks. In its domestic and international exhibitions held at Tennis Palace, HAM showcases modern and contemporary art.

Tove Jansson

HAM hosts the first permanent gallery in Helsinki dedicated to the art of Tove Jansson. The exhibition includes two of Tove Jansson‘s most important works, the frescoes “Party in the City” and “Party in the countryside”. Especially the fresco “Party in the City” includes several references to Tove’s life at the time. The dark beauty on the dance floor is Tove’s then (secret) love, theatre director Vivica Bandler. In the foreground of the fresco sits Tove Jansson herself, and beside her on the table stands a little Moomin figure. The gallery also includes a changing selection of Tove’s other works.


Eteläinen Rautatiekatu
Helsinki 00100 FI
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