We will spend a day in Helsinki in the beginning of December. (As we do most years cruising from Stockholm.) What temporary exhibitions are available in Helsinki's museum or elsewhere at that time?
A couple of pointers:
Tennispalatsi (Helsinki Art Museum)
There will be two ongoing exhibitions in December:
- Akseli Gallen-Kallela - European Master
- The Power of Colour - Works from the Collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Ad astra, 1907
Tip: free entrace to Tennispalatsi on Fridays :)
[Or at least used to be - I'm trying to find out if this is still true; will edit later.]
If you're after something decidedly Finnish, you should probably check out the Gallen-Kallela one.
Kiasma (modern art)
See their calendar
Ateneum (Finnish National Gallery)
They'll have (among others) these temporary exhibitions:
- The Magic of Lapland – Lapland in Art from the 1800s to Today
- Impressive Stones – Two centuries of lithography
...plus permanent collections.
All of the above are in located in the heart of the city. If you're willing to venture out to the suburbs, there's e.g. EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art) ~half hour bus trip away, with exhibitions like:
Of course, there are lots of other places too. For example, you'll find info on smaller, City of Helsinki owned museums here. I was actually going to mention, as one example, the same exhibition as Mark did: Out to Sea – 150 Years of Sailing in Helsinki at Hakasalmi Villa, next to Finlandia Hall.
Helsinki City Museum has the 'Out to Sea' exhibit until January, which celebrates 150 years of Sailing in Helsinki:
Out to Sea 150 Years of Sailing in Helsinki Hakasalmi Villa,
Mannerheimintie 13d, tel. (09) 3107 8519.
Open 27 May 2011–8 January 2012 Wed–Sun 11 am – 5 pm, Thu 11 am – 7pm.