Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Kiasma is a museum of contemporary art located in the heart of Helsinki. It serves as a meeting place for art and people, welcoming all. At Kiasma, you’ll encounter the most intriguing contemporary art of the moment. The museum hosts rotating exhibitions and performances, offering activities and experiences for everyone from babies enjoying colorful play to adults participating in art workshops, guided tours, and various events. Additionally, the museum houses the Kiasma Theatre, a stage for live contemporary art performances, and the Kiasma Library, specializing in contemporary art literature.

On the first floor of the museum, you’ll find the museum shop and the cozy Kiasma Café, both open during museum hours. The museum shop offers design items, jewelry, postcards, art books, and a variety of fun and insightful everyday objects. At Kiasma Café, you can enjoy lunch, specialty coffees, brewed teas, refreshments, and savory and sweet snacks. The menu predominantly features vegetarian options. During the summer, you can also indulge in the offerings of Kiasma Café on the inviting terrace.

The Kiasma building itself is a significant architectural landmark. Designed by American architect Steven Holl, Kiasma opened its doors to the public on May 30, 1998.

In addition to showcasing contemporary art, Kiasma also collects and preserves it. Our art collections are part of the National Gallery’s collections and are an important aspect of Finnish cultural heritage. Currently, our collections include nearly 9,000 works of contemporary art.

Mannerheiminaukio 2
Helsinki 00101 FI
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