Art Walk

Drop-in guided tours in English

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Wondering where to spend your free time?

Looking for new experiences and entertainment that have lasting impact?

Come and explore the biggest art museum in Estonia!

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.

On the last Sunday of every month at 3 pm (NB! check the exact schedule, because national holidays might effect this!).

The meeting point is at the museum ticket office.
Tours are with museum admission!
Duration 45 min

Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor
28.07 at 3 pm
On the occasion of the centenary of the Art Museum of Estonia, an exhibition of hits will be installed in Kumu’s Great Hall, including art that is international and local, and dates from the Middle Ages to the present day. All of the popular approaches to art history owe their emergence to the museum. But what happens when an artist functions as a curator?

Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor
25.08 at 3 pm
On the occasion of the centenary of the Art Museum of Estonia, an exhibition of hits will be installed in Kumu’s Great Hall, including art that is international and local, and dates from the Middle Ages to the present day. All of the popular approaches to art history owe their emergence to the museum. But what happens when an artist functions as a curator?

Estonian Legend in Paris: Maire Männik
29.09 at 3 pm
Maire Männik (1922–2003) was a sculptor who lived and worked in Paris for decades after World War II and studied with the famous Russian-French artist Ossip Zadkine. In her work, she combined motifs of nature with abstract elements. In 200 4, her son donated most of her studio legacy to the Republic of Estonia.

Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor
27.10 at 3 pm
On the occasion of the centenary of the Art Museum of Estonia, an exhibition of hits will be installed in Kumu’s Great Hall, including art that is international and local, and dates from the Middle Ages to the present day. All of the popular approaches to art history owe their emergence to the museum. But what happens when an artist functions as a curator?

The Conqueror’s Eye: Lisa Reihana’s In Pursuit of Venus
24.11 at 3 pm
The exhibition focuses on Lisa Reihana’s powerful video work In Pursuit of Venus , which represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 20 17. The point of departure for In Pursuit of Venus is formed by the visual materials of the 19th century and the colonialist view of nature and colonial populations. Similar examples exist in the Baltic-German pictorial legacy.

Creating the Self: Emancipating Women in Estonian and Finnish Art
29.12 at 3 pm
Organised in cooperation with the Ateneum Art Museum, the exhibition presents Estonian and Finnish art from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century that reflects the changes in women’s self-awareness and social position that started in the early 19th century.

Edith Karlson, Mary Reid Kelley and Eva Mustonen
26.01.2020 at 3 pm
The exhibition brings together three artists whose work deals with the topics of materiality and storytelling. The latter are expressed in the artists’ written texts, treatments of literary classics and historical narratives, as well as in visual images.