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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo)

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Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki FIN-00100 , Finland
Phone Number: 9-1733-6501
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Kiasma is always great!

A great modern art museum located in the Helsinki city centre. Always high quality and well curated exhibitions in very reasonable price. A beautiful building. Worth going!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is very special architecture, absolutely worthwhile to see. The museum itself is modern (of course, it's quite new) and shows changing exhibitions. We saw a retrospective on Mapplethorpe and loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Absolutely love it! the building and the collections are awesome. I had the chance to see the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition and it was great.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I try to visit at least one important museum in the cities I visit and in Helsinki the one chose was this one. There was an exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe's work, which was fantastic! The museum is very central, clean, cheap and stunning. Very modern.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A great modern art museum located in the Helsinki city centre. Always high quality and well curated exhibitions in very reasonable price. A beautiful building. Worth going!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Kiasma is easily reaced by foot or by tram. It's varying exhibitions make it a place to visit again and again by the lover of contemporary art. It is not overly large, so you can spent half a day seeping in what is displayed there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

So, no art museum is all that likely to impress folk with engaging content throughout. And Kiasma is no different - personally I loved the exhibits on the upper floors but the Robert Mapplethorpe seemed to be very pretentious and up-itself (New York based arty types - so that's not surprising). Having said that, for me there was enough good... More 

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Lohja, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

i am not a modern art guy, and thats what this place is: a bunch of trash taped together with a spotlight on it- or a looped 3 minute film that my 2 year old could have made. fairly small museum though the architecture is nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Exhibitions were fantastic. but Very expensive shop compared to Tate modern in London. Art is for all. Optic chiasma concept Of Kiasma: good choice.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was nicely surprising to find just how much Finnish designers were at the vanguard of many movements in fashion and home furnishings. I was amazed at how progressive the designs were over hundred years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Particularly the top floor of this museum for modern art provides much space for larger paintings and installations, which is always a bonus. It is a pleasure to wander around here, but the art takes pride of place -- and that's how it should be. We thoroughly enjoyed two of the four exhibitions on display when we visited, and were... More 

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Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki FIN-00100, Finland
Phone Number: 9-1733-6501
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki

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