Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

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#4 of 50 in Museums in Helsinki
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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  • Kiasma is located as centrally as can be. There are handfull of exhibitions which are renewed in rotating fashion so there is always something new to see. Baltic Sea region artist were on the agenda t...  more »
  • In the Kiasma, there to see modern art of various kinds in a contemporary setting. Even the architecture of the building because of worth visiting here! The admission price is quite steep with 14 euro, especially considering the fact that some areas were closed due to change in exhibition (mid March 2018) each work of art must please not everyone, but especially with younger children I would this Museum definitely not visit... Rather disappointing the shop of the Museum: in many cases, this is the true gem of the Museum, but only a shop for little more than post cards...
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  • Even if you are not a fan of contemporary art the Museum is a great spot for a nice bite to eat at the cafe that has a great seating area and windows looking out. The view of the architecture from the...  more »
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  • Modern, spacious, well-organized. I like that they experiment fresh, risky, provocative ideas all the time. The exhibitions may not always be significantly striking but never fail to open your mind as well as extend your imagination. Some piece of arts are "quite not there" and seem to be made by a try-hard art student, but isn't it the nature of contemporary arts? The building is a state of art and worth a visiting itself.
  • The museum building is a masterpiece itself. Interesting exhibitions one after another. Always a great place to visit. The museum's shop is also definitely worth checking out!
  • This place has free entrance once per month, just check the schedule. I was so lucky to for this day. However, exhibitions were really very boring at that moment. It isn't so interesting like Atenium. I hope they will find some appropriate work which will be interesting for visitors.
  • Stunning building, easy layout. Accessible to people with mobility difficulties. The cafeteria served fantastic food at a reasonable price. All the staff spoke english. The art on display was both thought provoking and entertaining.
  • As always a wonderful building to walk into. Nowadays they have top artists too. Absolutely mind blowing Grayson Perry exhibition on the top floor. If you do ANYTHING this summer in Helsinki go and see it!
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