Kumu is the main building of the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as one of the largest and most monumental exhibition venues in the country. The museum provides a survey of the various time periods of Estonian art: from the Academic Style to Modernism, from Soviet Pop Art to contemporary art. The modern architecture of the building is an attraction in its own right.
The Kadriorg Art Museum is the only museum in Estonia dedicated to early European and Russian art. Interpreting the art of old masters is also the focus of its exhibitions and educational programmes. The museum is located in Kadriorg, in the Baroque palace built for the Russian tsar Peter the Great.
The Mikkel Museum in Kadriorg introduces private collections and the collecting of art in general. The bulk of the exhibition consists of the purchases of Johannes Mikkel; temporary exhibitions offer the visitor access to contemporary and historical private collections.
The Niguliste Museum, in the Old Town of Tallinn, is one of the few northern European museums located in a former church, where ecclesiastical art can be presented in its historical context. The museum houses the largest and most valuable ecclesiastical art collection in Estonia.
The permanent display at the Adamson-Eric Museum in Tallinn’s Old Town provides an overview of the oeuvre of one of the most versatile Estonian artists, Adamson-Eric (1902–1968). In addition, the museum organises two to three temporary exhibitions each year on various topics.
A selection of links to resources in English that will help you discover our collections, explore our activities or order a fabulous art book to enjoy while at home.
Kumu Documentary is a project run by Kumu Art Museum and the Black Nights Film Festival since the year 2006, being then the only weekly documentary film programme in Estonian cinemas.
The main activity of the museum as the mediator of art and culture is supported by an auditorium that seats 245 people and is equipped with modern sound, video, film and lighting technology, plus an easily adjustable stage.
The Art Museum of Estonia Library, which is located in the Kumu Art Museum building, is a specialised library that is open to the public.
Drop-in guided tour in English at the exhibition “Vello Vinn: Interreflections”.
Drop-in guided tour in English at the exhibition “Ando Keskküla. Reality and Technodelics”.
The exhibition brings together three artists whose work deals with the topics of materiality and storytelling.
Drop-in guided tour in English at the exhibition “The Future is in One Hour: Estonian Art in the 1990s”.
This exhibition represents one possible approach to the Estonian art of the second half of the 20th century, when it was characterised mainly by conflicts with and adaptations to the new political order established after World War II.
This is the first exhibition of ancient Egyptian art in Estonia. It includes archaeological findings that are thousands of years old and that belong to one of the most prominent ancient Egyptian art collections in the world: the Museo Egizio in Italy.
Here is the very best from the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia – the Digital Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia is an image database containing photos and records of the works of art in the collections of the museum.
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