Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland) Reviews
Description:Kiasma (built 1993–1998) is a contemporary art museum located along Mannerheimintie in Helsinki, Finland. It is named ... more
Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland) ... after the Greek letter "chi" and on the word for "crossing" based on it alluding to the basic conceptual idea of its architect, Steven Holl. The musuem exhibits the contemporary art collection of the Finnish National Gallery founded in 1990. Its central goal is to make contemporary art better known and strengthen its status.
Newest Review: ... never really know what you're going to get to see. Each one I have been to has been completely different and always a wonderful surprise. Kiasma was no different. Upon entering the building and paying our Euro10 fee, we began to wander up the big staircase, which was impressive in itself. Along the walls of the staircase were all kinds of different paintings, none of which seemed to fit ... more
Customer Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland) Reviews (2)
by - written on 09/04/12 (Very useful, 43 readings)
Museums were a big attraction to my sister and I when we visited Helsinki. There are plenty to choose from in Helsinki so you will always have a lot to do and for little cost. One that we did visit was the Museum of Contemporary Art or better known to locals as Kiasma. When it comes to location, this is a museum that couldn't get any more central. From the main train station, if you are standing directly in front of it facing forward, all you need to do is head right and then turn right at the first chance you get. The building is massive and made completely out of glass so it would be extremely hard to miss. As we visited in the middle of summer, the sun ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/05/01, updated on 20/06/01 (Very useful, 67 readings)
Helsinki has 2 excellent art galleries in close proximity to each other. The first - At Ateneum is a more traditional gallery and probably the Finnish equivalent of the National Gallery. Kiasma, was built in 1998 and is one of the architectural highlights of Helsinki. It contains modern art and again has similarities to Tate Modern. Kiasma is at Mannerheiminaukio and also near to the train station. It's a very distinctive modern building and there is a statue of Mannerheim on a horse so it's pretty hard to miss. Kiasma is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10-10 and on Tuesday's from 9-5. It's also closed all day Monday. I'm ... Read the complete review
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