About Kunsthalle Helsinki
Kunsthalle Helsinki – Contemporary art and design in the city’s most beautiful display, since 1928.
Each year, the Kunsthalle Helsinki hosts 5–7 major exhibitions, in addition to special events and a cross-disciplinary programme. The focus of the exhibitions is on contemporary art but the exhibition programme also includes design and architecture. Kunsthalle Helsinki does not have a collection of its own, but serves as a venue for changing exhibitions.
The Kunsthalle is owned by a private foundation supported by various artist and art organisations. Chairman of the Board of the Kunsthalle Foundation is Kai Huotari (since 2018). Director of the Kunsthalle is Jan Förster.
The operations of the Kunsthalle are supported by the City of Helsinki and the Ministry of Education. About 20% of the Kunsthalle’s annual budget comes from public subsidies; its own earnings cover the rest.
The café on site and restaurant Farang are operated by an outside entrepreneur.
The Saarnilaakso school in Espoo is the Kunsthalle’s adopted school for art education.
Kunsthalle Helsinki is a member of the Finnish Museums Association and of the International Council of Museums, ICOM.