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
Andres Tolts. Landscape with Still Life
Andres Tolts is an Estonian art classic from the second half of the 20th century. The roots of his work can be found in the conceptual revolution and pop-art aesthetics of the late 1960s. Tolts’s works examine the shifting relations between objects, spaces and pictures.
Leonhard Lapin. Void and Space
Leonhard Lapin has been active in the art scene for 50 years and is considered one of the founders of Estonian pop art and a classic of the neo-avant-garde. His oeuvre stretches from graphic art and painting to installation and performance, from architectural criticism and essays on art to poetry. The exhibition provides an overview of the various stages in his career.
Katja Novitskova. If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes. Stage 2
The first personal exhibition in Estonia by the Tallinn-born artist, who prefers working in postdigital media. In 2017, Novitskova represented Estonia at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition interpreted the modern digital culture through futuristic visions. The works displayed in Venice also form a part of the Kumu exhibition.
History in Images – Image in History
Our ideas about history are often based on certain images. Historical images not only tell us about the depicted past, but also about the time of their creation. This exhibition analyses the role of visual culture in the construction of Estonian historical memory.
Puzzling Over the Labyrinth. 50 Years of the Tallinn Print Triennial
There are different kinds of history. Through prize-winning works of art, we follow the growth of a large joint exhibition of the Baltic countries into an international post-printmaking event. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Foundation Tallinn Print Triennial.