Drop-in guided tours in English
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 free with museum admission!
Duration 45 min
Michel Sittow. Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe
17.06.2018 at 3pm
29.07.2018 at 3pm
26.08.2018 at 3pm
This international cooperation project between Europe and the United States brings Michel Sittow’s (ca 1469–1525) rare works of art from renowned museums and private collections from all over the world to the artist’s first individual exhibition. It is a unique platform to introduce the oeuvre of an extraordinary artist to a wider audience and to provide opportunities for further study of his works. Through some 20 works, representing most of Sittow’s small oeuvre, the exhibition will offer an opportunity to examine his art in a broader context, including Sittow’s possible collaboration with Juan de Flandes and his relationship to his Netherlandish contemporaries.
Archaeology of the Screen
30.09.2018 at 3pm
Artists from different generations examine the relationships between the screen and art before and after the dawn of the computer age.
Kaarel Kurismaa. Yellow Light Orchestra
28.10.2018 at 3pm
A large retrospective of the pioneer of Estonian kinetic and sound art. You can see light and sound installations, animated films and objects created for public spaces.
25.11.2018 at 3 pm
The paintings of one of the most outstanding Estonian artists depict nature as a place of mystery. Konrad Mägi took a very unique approach to synthesising the art trends of the early 20th century.
Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States
30.12.2018 at 3 pm
The display features the oeuvre of a number of symbolist artists from the Baltic countries, such as Janis Rozentāls, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Kristjan Raud and others.