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 14, 2016
Game of Thrones in Helsinki! premium
The Hall of Faces interactive Game of Thrones exhibition is residing in Helsinki from April 13-17th! During those couple of days you can experience the unique world of one of the most successful shows of all time – right in the city centre of the Finnish capital! In the middle of Kamppi district’s Narinkka Square, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
4 reasons to visit Kunsthalle Helsinki premium
On a Wednesday afternoon I felt like enjoying art, shopping and coffee. So I headed to Kunsthalle Helsinki, and once again the home of living art showed me why I consider it to be one of Helsinki’s best art experiences! The building Kunsthalle Helsinki has been a central place for changing art and architectural exhibitions […]
July 30, 2015
Anthology of Finnish Fashion at Design Museum premium
The summer exhibition at the Design Museum takes the visitor on a swift time travel through the decades of Finnish fashion from the 1950s to the present day. The exhibition features the most prominent Finnish fashion labels which have made their mark in the fashion industry – well-known brands, fashion designers and fashion phenomena. The […]
2 000 reasons to visit the Didrichsen Art Museum this summer premium
On Helsinki Day, June 12, I had the unique opportunity to step on board a boat at Market Square and travel to Kuusisaari Island for the first time by sea. The journey of about 45 minutes went by quickly as it offered a never-seen-before view of my beloved Helsinki. Since the boat tour that took […]
May 29, 2015
Hurry up! Last weekend of Art Menu: Ateneum + Salve premium
Photographer Ismo Hölttö’s (born 1940) exhibition at Finnish National Gallery Ateneum showcases locals of Helsinki in their own living environments in the 60s. As a goldsmith, Hölttö photographed his home town Helsinki whenever he could: buildings, courtyards and street views. At the same time, you can enjoy the Ismo Hölttö themed Art Menu at legendary restaurant […]
April 15, 2015
Sweet Musical Memories in Helsinki City Museum premium
Music plays a very important role in people’s life all over the world. Everybody has some kind of a relationship to it – it makes you angry, sad, moody, happy, gay. ..  whatever! Also it associates important feelings to different happenings, like what kind of music you were listening with your friends when you were young […]
February 12, 2015
Postmodernism 1980 – 1995 at Design Museum until May 17th 2015 premium
The new major exhibition at the Design Museum for spring 2015 presents postmodernism as a movement in design, architecture, arts and popular culture from Finnish perspective during the years 1980-1995. The exhibition is part of Design Museum’s continuing series showcasing different style periods in design during the 20th century. Presented are not only Finnish actors in […]
February 4, 2015
Back to the childhood in Natural History Museum premium
When I was a child, the Natural History Museum of Helsinki, LUOMUS, was absolutely my favorite museum. Not because of all the scientific information that is available there, but because of all the real-looking stuffed animals and the beautiful visualization of their living environment. I can still today remember what an impression the arctic fox […]