Helsinki Art Museum, HAM, presents the life of Tove Jansson in a permanent exhibition. One of Jansson’s most central works, frescoes Party in the City and Party in the Countryside, oil painting, photographs and sketches are shown at the Tove Jansson Gallery. This is the first permanent exhibition of works of Tove Jansson in Helsinki.
The City of Helsinki commissioned large wall paintings in 1947. Paintings were originally made for Helsinki City Hall and in 1974 the frescos were moved to the lobby of Arbis, the Swedish-language adult education centre in Helsinki. In 2014 Ateneum borrowed the frescos for Tove Jansson exhibition and Arbis got high-quality copies for their premises. Now after renovation the original frescoes have been relocated to HAM so that they are maintained in good condition in the future as well.