May 16, 2016
Top 5 Tips, Helsinki Festival 2016 premium
Helsinki Festival comes to town again in August-September. The new programme was published in April, of which I gathered some oF the most interesting hints. The choice wasn’t easy to make, because loads of fascinating music, theatre and dance programme as well as partner festivals, such as Art goes Kapakka, Korjaamo Theatre’s Stage Festival and […]
May 3, 2016
4 x free entrance to Helsinki museums 2/2 premium
Are you up to a generous portion of contemporary art? Tropical getaway? Casual encounter with a bunch of well-preserved dinosaurs? Then say hello to Friday – the most intense day in Helsinki museum life when all these things can happen free of charge. Wonder about the other days of the week? Check out my previous […]
April 29, 2016
Eero Aarnio Retrospective at Design Museum premium
New major exhibition at the Design Museum exhibits works of one of Finland’s most legendary designers, professor and interior architect Eero Aarnio. Open through the summer season, the retrospective exhibition showcases works from several decades from 1950s until today, presenting the designer’s most recognizable items from the renowned Ball Chair to the favorites of many, the iconic […]
April 27, 2016
Gallen-Kallela Museum – Silence Meal premium
Gazes, toasts, smiles, body language that is – that’s the only common language during this dinner. I arrive in the candlelight to the misterious and handsome castle-like Gallen-Kallela Museum because I have been invited to participate in a performance. Silence Meal is artist Nina Backman’s performative dining experience. The performance experiments with a series of […]
April 1, 2016
4 x free entrance to Helsinki museums 1/2 premium
Helsinki’s museums are charming and versatile, as the city itself. They can come in the shape of an imposing sea fortress or a graceful mansion. They can be open-air and overpopulated with fearless squirrels or hidden inside a century-old tram depot. They can be kids-friendly or… even more kids-friendly. I personally find the process of […]
March 10, 2016
Spring 2016 Top 5 Exhibitions premium
Spring is coming to town bringing along many interesting exhibitions to museums and galleries. I’ve gathered a list of my favourites, which includes something new and old, paintings, sculptures and also Finnish design. More information about events and exhibitions will be available at our webbsite www.visithelsinki.fi/en.     Helsinki Noir, Amos Anderson Art Museum, open […]
March 6, 2016
Art experiences in Galleriakeskiviikko premium
If you want to take a look at the Helsinki art gallery scene at a glimpse, I recommend you to take part in ”Galleriakeskiviikko” (”Gallery Wednesday”), an event organized six times a year by Yhteismaa organisation which encourages you to experience art together with other people. It was the first time for me to attend Galleriakeskiviikko […]
March 4, 2016
Festival of Political Photography premium
These pictures sure are political! This is the first thought in my mind when I enter the Festival of Political Photography at the Finnish Museum of Photography. The exhibition seems to be somewhere between art and journalism. On the first day of the exhibition there are still some flowers on the floor from the opening […]
January 28, 2016
A cup of coffee and a slice of art at Lokal premium
It was a cold and stormy day.. or at least the snowiest day I can remember, that I decided to make my way from the other side of town to Punavuori to take a peek at the latest exhibition at one of my favorite small gallery spaces. On my way over, running across not just one […]
December 7, 2015
New Helsinki City Museum will be opened in 2016 premium
At the Senate Square there will be opened a brand new Helsinki City Museum  telling about Helsinki history in a totally brand new way. The museum will be a meeting place that has been planned together with Helsinki citizens meant for both locals and visitors. It’s focusing on the normal daily life and personal experiences […]
November 27, 2015
5 reasons to visit the renewed Tennis Palace premium
A movie theater. A place that you visit when you want to be cheered up or if you’re looking for cinematographic experiences. Helsinki’s Tennis Palace is however so much more than just that. It’s not merely a cinema, but a place where films meet an art collection that consists out of 9 000 modern and […]
November 10, 2015
The Sibelius 150th Anniversary Ends to the National Museum Exhibition premium
The Sibelius 150th anniversary is about to end and the last exhibition will be held in the Finnish National Museum. Jean Sibelius (1965-1957) is the Finnish national composer and this year it has been his 150th anniversary celebrations all over Finland. The year started by the exhibition “Sibelius and the World of Art” at the […]
August 28, 2015
3 x family summer museum in Helsinki premium
Hakasalmi Villa The Music! Echoes from the past of a city exhibition in Hakasalmi Villa is one of the most interesting places to visit with kids. The exhibition is interactive and suitable for all ages interested in the history of music. You can sing along oldies with the whole family. It´s up to you, who […]
August 11, 2015
Top 5 Hints for the Night of the Arts Aug. 20, 2015 premium
The Night of the Arts is one of the major happenings in August in Helsinki. This year, in the programme there has been announced about 200 different events including music, theatre, dance, exhibitions, just name it! All the major museums, theatres, cultural centres and galleries have a special programme during the night. The main area […]