21 January 2016

Permanent gallery dedicated to the art of Tove Jansson

The renewed Helsinki Art Museum at the Tennis Palace opened in September 2015. At the same time with the reopening the name of the museum was changed to HAM. HAM is an abbreviation of the Helsinki Art Museum but HAM also reminds us of Tove Jansson’s mother, Signe “Ham” Hammarsten-Jansson.

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On January 29th, HAM will open Finland’s first permanent gallery dedicated to the art of Tove Jansson, showcasing works related to the life of Finland’s most internationally renowned artist of many talents.

HAM presents Tove Jansson’s art and life with works from the people of Helsinki’s own art collection. The exhibition will include two of Tove Jansson’s most important works, the frescos Party in the City and Party in the Countryside, and the oil painting Before the Masquerade and sketches made for the murals in the Aurora Children’s Hospital. Source.

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Helsinki City Hall, restaurant Kaupunginkellari.
Tove Jansson and Niilo Suihko painting the fresco Party in the Countryside.
© Helsinki City Museum / Foto Roos

Kaupunginkellari. Taustalla Tove Janssonin freskot.
Helsinki City Hall, restaurant Kaupunginkellari.
Frescos Party in the City and Party in the Countryside.
© Helsinki City Museum / Foto Roos

Permanent Tove Jansson gallery will open at HAM Janurary 29th 2016.

HAM, Helsinki Art Museum
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8,
00100 Helsinki

Tickets 10 € / 8€

Open:
Tue–Sun 11am – 7pm
Mon closed