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Kiasma Staycation

Tom of Finland is one of the most recognized Finnish artists in the world, renowned for his signature style and iconic images.

The exhibition, opening on 28th of April in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki highlights Tom of Finland’s artistic mastery, establishing him as a major figure in 20th century contemporary art and visual culture.  We are delighted to parter with Kiasma during the exhibition and continue the journey of Tom of Finland at Hotel St. George.

Staying at Hotel St. George also gives you access to the hotel's own art gallery, which houses over 400 works of art. In the hotel lobby, guests are greeted by Tianwu, a dragon by internationally renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, and in the Wintergarden, under the glass ceiling, a 6-metre brass artwork by artist Pekka Jylhä.

Kiasma Staycation

Kiasma Staycation includes

  • One night stay for two in your desired room category
  • Tom of Finland themed entrance tickets to Kiasma
  • Tom of Finland publication. The illustrated publication collects newly commissioned texts and pre-existing writings translated for the first time into English as well as excerpts from one of the last interviews Tom of Finland gave.
  • St. George's delicious, much loved buffet breakfast
  • Entrance to St. George Care spa and Playground gym

Stay period during Tom of Finland exhibition from April 28 to October 29, 2023. Please note that Kiasma is closed on Mondays.

The price for the staycation will depend on the date – starting from 360 € in Serenity Studio room category.

Cancellation policy: You may cancel your reservation two days prior arrival by 6 PM. The staycation can be reserved according to availability and we will resume the rights for any changes to availability. This staycation cannot be combined with other offers.

Tom of Finland & Dreamy

The exhibition’s narrative employs the biography of Tom of Finland (born Touko Valio Laaksonen, 8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991) as a guiding thread in examining six decades of his practice. By collapsing fixed conceptions of dominance and compliance, the playfulness of the stories and their protagonists signals Tom of Finland’s ongoing relevance and echo key dynamics active today related to fluid identities. The exhibition is joined by Dreamy, a queer hang of the Museum’s collection, aiming at underlining the continuities between past and present practices dealing with LGBTQI+ identities, historicizing recent practices and signaling Tom of Finland’s pioneering agency.

The exhibition is curated by Museum Director Leevi Haapala and Chief Curator of Exhibitions João Laia.

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Art at Hotel St. George & Helsinki

Ai WeiWei's art piece in Hotel St. George's entrance

An art gallery in a hotel - Ai Weiwei’s dragon welcomes visitors to Hotel St. George

Wintergarden is the living room of the Hotel St. George, place for the guests and locals to meet.

Pekka Jylhä's "Learning to Fly" spreads its wings in Wintergarden

The long white ramp that leads to the exhibitions in Kiasma

The art museums and galleries of central Helsinki