Vantaa Art Museum Artsi is located a short train-ride away from the Helsinki city centre in Myyrmäki, Vantaa. Artsi can be accessed from the lobby of Myyrmäkitalo or via our own entrance at Paalutori square.
Artsi is a fully accessible museum. Guide dogs are welcomed into the museum.
Free entry, always. Welcome to Artsi!
Rascal—a year of celebration with more than one hundred Artist guests:
Adel Abidin, Lauri Ahlgrén, Tomas Almberg, Göran Augustson, Olli Berg, Joseph Beuys, Blek le Rat, David Bowie, Ina Colliander, Raimo Dahl, Gösta Diehl, Jim Dine, Dran, EGS, Erik Enroth, Faile: Patrick McNeil & Patrick Miller, Shepard Fairey, Maria Friberg & Monika Larsen Dennis, Generation X, Bob Gruen, Matti Hagelberg, Juhani Harri, Reino Harsti, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Jussi Heikkilä, Outi Heiskanen, Marja Helander, Tatu Hiltunen, Jani Hänninen, Uuno Ferdinand Inkinen, Pille-Riin Jaik, JOBER & Tour de Manège, Ville Juurikkala & Rauli Mård, Kari Jylhä, Pekka Jylhä, Josef Ka, Antero Kahila, Uuno Kailas, Pekka Kainulainen & Iiris Pessa, Ismo Kajander, Päivi Karttunen, Pentti Kaskipuro, Paavo Kauramäki, Sam Kautsch, Tapio Kelo-Puomio, KISS, Tuomo Klemi, Jan Konsin, Urpo Koskela, Harro Koskinen, Heikki Koro, Toivo Kuula, Ahmed Ladarsi, Wolfgang Laib, LAMA, L.A.M.F., Ilkka Lantto, Marcus Lerviks & Simo Brotherus, Rakel Liehu, Noomi Ljungdell, Pentti Lumikangas, J.O. Mallander, Viktor Malmberg, Jenna Mattila, Christina McPhee, Antti Männynväli, Jussi Mäntynen, Pekka Nevalainen, Tapio Nyysönen, Teuvo Pakkala, Timo Peltonen, Tuulikki Pietilä, Erkki Pirtola & Pilvari Pirtola, Laila Pullinen, Jamie Reid, Heli Rekula, Aki Roukala, Eino Ruutsalo, Pekka Rytkönen, Riiko Sakkinen, Aiju Salminen, Lauri Santtu, Alli Savolainen, Hans-Peter Schütt, Syd Shelton, Hilkka Silvekoski, Vilhem Sjöström, John Squire & Stone Roses, Suohpanterror, Jukka Säntti, Tapio Tapiovaara, Tuomas Tiainen, Aukusti Tuhka, Katja Tukiainen, Bruno Tuukkanen, Jussi TwoSeven, Aale Tynni, Günther Uecker, Jenni Uusitalo, Roi Vaara, Gee Vaucher & Penny Rimbaud, Maija Vilkkumaa, Satu Virkkunen-Carvalho, Anders Weberg, Oliver Whitehead.
Vantaa Art Museum Artsi celebrates the forthcoming centenary of
Finland with a shindig that will endure the whole year.
We are ready to party! We have invited more than one hundred artists
to join us in this celebration. Artsi has been questioning the
established rituals and coded behaviours of the museum practice and
will continue to do so throughout the Rascal year of 2017.
Our outrageously huge thanks go to all the great heroes of this
celebratory year – the artists, partners, Artsi’s friends and
Let’s make this an unforgettable year!
Artsi is a precursor, paving the way for fresh contemporary art – with international outlook – in order to avoid boredom.
Artsi is happening!
Artsi takes care, maintains & accumulates the art collection owned by the city of Vantaa.
Artsi is p*nk. Artsi is rock. Artsi is polyphonic.
Artsi specialises in graffiti, street art and performance.
Artsi remembers, records and looks to the future.
Free entrance! Always!
Artsi – it’s an attitude.
12 new murals
Vantaa Art Museum Artsi’s collection spans over 10 000 art works and it can be seen not only inside the Artsi museum, but also around the city of Vantaa. Art works belonging to the City of Vantaa art collection have been deposited to public buildings, such as libraries, schools, day care centres, hospitals – one can also come across art works from the collection at the city hall, in Aviapolis’ Clarion Hotel or the Myyrmäki swimming hall.
The Artsi collection is focused on Finnish and international contemporary art. The collection’s history dates back to 1961. From 2016 onwards, Artsi started to collect street, graffiti and performance art. Also public artworks are part of the museum’s collection.
Vast distinctive collections by three Finnish artists present the life work of Risto Vilhunen, Pentti Kaskipuro and Lauri Santtu.
Read more about Artsi’s collection policy from the collections programme (in Finnish).
Public art works grace and colour Vantaa from East to West in parks, public buildings and in the streets. Public art is a vital part of city planning. Myyrmäki, Leinelä, Kivistö and Tikkurila are four central neighbourhoods of public art in Vantaa.
Myyrmäki, also home to Vantaa art museum Artsi, is the vibrant centre of graffiti and street art in Vantaa, with its lavish, colourful railway station.
In the recently built residential area of Leinelä, 10 artists were invited to plan original art works for the new neighbourhood. The area’s public art programme was realised by artist Vesa-Pekka Rannikko and it features works from eg. Markku Pääkkönen, Tuula Närhinen and Hilda Kozári. Ympäristötaiteen säätiö (Finnish foundation for environmental art) awarded the Kehärata public art plan in 2015.
Tikkurila city centre features hometown inspired original artworks by artist group Art 4 (Jaana Brinck, Riikka Latva-Somppi, Merja Ranki and Outi Turpeinen). In 2017, artist duo Helena Hietanen and Jaakko Niemelä alongside with architecture agency Lahdelma & Mahlamäki will realise a new architectural and sculptural light artwork titled 1708 in concordance with the renovation of the Tikkurila railway station underpass.
Have you seen a damaged public artwork in your neighbourhood? Do you have feedback about public art in Vantaa? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artsi invites guests to experience and interpret art and collaborate. At Artsi, guided tours, workshops and events are always free of charge, unless otherwise mentioned. Small changes in our public programme may occur.
Artsi is open for young audiences, from pre-schoolers to students. We hold guided tours and special workshop programming for school and pre-school groups. We collaborate with schools and institutions that provide arts education.
Art Educator Helena Eräkare
+358 50 314 5596
Artsin frendit (Finnish for ’Friends of Artsi’) is and open group for all friends of Artsi, who are interested in developing Artsi’s functions together with the art museum staff. Artsin frendit meets independently and with the art museum staff to create events, public programme and new viewpoints for Artsi. Artsin frendit Facebook group is our online platform, where friends can pitch ideas, meet each other and communicate projects.
Welcome aboard, friend!
A guided tour is a good way to get to know our exhibitions and the museum. We organise tailored tours mainly on Thursday afternoons and evenings – you can also inquire us about other possible dates! In order to order a guided tour your group should have at least 5 people. One guided tour is 45 minutes in length.
We communicate about our free guided tours on our website and on our Facebook page.
+358 43 826 8990
Artsi Crew –
Artsi Crew –
Museum Director (on a study leave)
Substitute Museum Director
+358 50 312 1946
Curator / Exhibitions
+358 50 314 6272
Curator / Collections
+358 400 791 540
+358 50 314 5596
+358 40 821 5978
Assistant Museum Technician
+358 50 314 6273
+358 50 304 2731
+358 43 826 8990 Artsin Kiska (during Artsi’s opening hours)
+358 400 791 737
Curator / Public Art
Galleria K, Asematie 7, 01300 Vantaa
+358 40 524 1404
+358 41 503 5157
Artist, international stuff
+358 50 516 3594
+358 40 767 4507
Artist, artistic planning
+358 40 526 7671