Art Walk: Drop-in guided tour in English
|Location:||Kumu exhibition spaces|
|Price:||Participation with museum ticket|
Permanent Exhibition: Treasury
Classics of Estonian Art from the Beginning of the 18th Century until the End of the Second World War.
The rooms of permanent exhibition are filled with early classics of Estonian art, from the 18th century until the end of the Second World War. As the exhibition moves from one topic to another – from a work of an anonymous Baltic-German portrait artist to works by Johann Köler, Kristjan Raud and Konrad Mägi, and on to the Group of Estonian Artists, Pallas School – a visitor can also detect cultural processes characteristic to Western Europe. The exhibition reveals changes in the Estonian mentality, as well as in art styles. It consists of both masterpieces that are already established in the collective memory of Estonians and works that have until now been waiting in the depositories to be displayed.
The Kumu Art Museum offers you a great opportunity to spend your leisure time in a vibrant artistic space. On the last Sunday of every month, we offer a special drop-in guided tour that will introduce one of our latest exhibitions. Through our museum mediators, you can gain deeper insight into art and history.
At Kumu, you can explore art from the end of the 18th century up to the freshest art works, straight from artists’ studios to exhibition halls. Half of the rotating exhibitions deal with Estonian art, and the other half are international in scope. Kumu itself is a magnificent building, created to surprise and impress its visitors. It is located between the Baroque-style Kadriorg park and the Lasnamäe suburb, with its panel blocks of flats. Being the biggest art space in Estonia, Kumu’s role is to be both an educational and entertainment centre, a booster of art and artistic life, a place for reflection, and a creator and interpreter of meanings.
The meeting point is at the museum ticket office.
Duration 45 min
Your guide during those tours is Ms. Helen Merila, who is an experienced tour guide and art enthusiast currently studying Visual Culture Theory in the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Konrad Mägi. Võrumaa maastik. Valgjärv. 1916–1917. Eesti Kunstimuuseum