Option 1: Kiasma & Oodi & Amos Rex
Kiasma is a museum of contemporary art under the umbrella of the Finnish National Gallery. The basic functions of the museum are organising changing exhibitions and augmenting its collection, along with research and presentation of the works. The primary focus in the museum collection is on Finnish contemporary art. The collection is also supplemented by commissioning new work. The collection is presented to the public in annually changing thematic exhibitions. Kiasma was designed by the American architect Steven Holl and opened to the public in 1998.
A new private art museum with unique architecture is opened in central Helsinki at the end of August 2018. Amos Rex will be a meeting place for art and urban culture, consisting of new underground exhibition spaces, the old Lasipalatsi (glass palace) from 1936 and its Bio Rex cinema, as well as a vibrant event forum on Lasipalatsi Square, which will serve as the roof of the exhibition hall.
09:30 – This walking tour will start from the hotel. You will walk past Finlandia Hall and Music Hall to Kiasma Modern Art museum. Guide will tell you about Helsinki on the way.
10:00 – Guided tour of Kiasma modern art museum.
11:30 – Visit to the new Oodi library, which has become the living room for Helsinki residents and visitors alike. Guide will tell you about Finnish way of life.
12:30 – Lunch at Restaurant Lasipalatsi, located in the protected functional style building
14:00 – Guided tour of Amos Rex – newest addition to the Helsinki museum and exhibition scene.
15:30 – Walk back to the hotel
15:45 – Back at hotel