Book Entertainment Tours
Birthdays! Celebrations! Team events!
At Kumu, you can book different programmes that can be customised to your needs. All programmes begin with a tour of a Kumu exhibition. We can focus on different eras: art classics, Estonian grand masters of modernism, socialist realism, avant-garde art or contemporary art. The tour is followed by a creative part, which does not necessarily require artistic talent, as we all have some creativity hidden inside us. Kumu’s studios offer opportunities to draw, paint, make prints, mould ceramics, and much more. If creative work is not for you, we also offer other ways to get better acquainted with each other through art and to spend some quality time together.
Activity programmes can be ordered in Estonian, Russian and English.
Hands-on programme The Conqueror’s Eye
A fun visit to the museum for groups of friends, birthday guests or colleagues. During the programme, you will first visit the exhibition The Conqueror’s Eye. Lisa Reihana’s “In Pursuit of Venus”, with a programme guide. The exhibition focusses on Lisa Reihana’s powerful video project In Pursuit of Venus, which represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2017. By playfully recreating a wallpaper produced in France in the early 19th century, the huge video panorama examines images of the meetings between civilised Europeans and exotic natives of Pacific islands. Additionally, the exhibition studies the impact and spread of colonialist stereotypes in Baltic countries.
After the visit to the exhibition, all participants can design a notebook in the Kumu printmaking studio, inspired by the repetitive patterns of a wallpaper.
Should be booked in advance. In Estonian, Russian and English
Prices for children: €130 per group of up to ten participants, €13 per person for up to fifteen participants and €11 per person starting from fifteen participants
Prices for teens and adults: €150 per group of up to ten participants, €15 per person for up to fifteen participants and €13 per person starting from fifteen participants
Duration of the programme: 2 h
“Do Come in, the Door Is Open!”
For all age groups
A fun group visit to the museum for friends, birthday guests or colleagues. First, a programme guide will take you on a tour of the exhibition Do Come in, the Door Is Open! Edith Karlson, Mary Reid Kelley and Eva Mustonen, which brings together three artists who all work in different media but speak somewhat similar languages. Edith Karlson’s, Eva Mustonen’s and Mary Reid Kelley’s artworks tell stories through sculptures and video projects. The exhibition, mixing well-known pieces by the artists with their newest works, unfolds before the viewer through four keywords which play with ideas related to openness, entry or borders: “monster”, “body”, “home” and “explosion”.
The running thread in the exhibition is monsters. We will focus on the Greek roots of the word “monster”, involving both the terrible and the terrific. After the tour, all participants can create works of art inspired by the exhibition in the Kumu studios.
To book in advance. In Estonian, Russian and English
Price for children: € 150 per group of up to ten participants, € 15 per person for up to fifteen participants and € 13 per person starting from fifteen participants
Price for teens and adults: € 180 per group of up to ten participants, € 18 per person for up to fifteen participants and € 15 per person starting from fifteen participants
Duration of the programme: 2 h
A Journey Through Contemporary Art
For youth and adults
The entertainment tour “A Journey Through Contemporary Art” will discuss works of art on the subject of travelling and migration via works by central and eastern European contemporary artists. Together with the programme leader and using task cards, we will walk through the exhibition and look at the installations from different angles. The programme is great for team events and birthday guests as an interactive experience in the museum, and it’s a wonderful way to get acquainted with contemporary art.
Duration of the programme: 1.5 h
Price: up to 10 participants for 150 €/group, up to 15 participants for 15 €/person and, starting with 15 participants, 13 €/person
Can be ordered in Estonian
For all age groups
In addition to the above-mentioned programmes, you can construct a birthday, company event or some other celebration from the following parts:
A tour of an exhibition: during the tour, we can look at the classics of Estonian art or any of Kumu’s temporary exhibitions. Currently open exhibitions can be viewed here. We have come up with different possibilities for the visit, from traditional tours to more playful approaches, which can be viewed here. Duration: 1–1.5 h.
A creative workshop/studio class. Duration: 1.5 h
Choice of workshops:
Ceramics workshop – under the guidance of a professional instructor, Jarõna Ilo, the master of the Kumu ceramics studio, an artist and a ceramist, you can make something usable (a mug, vase, bowl, platter etc.) or model small figurines; for decorating, you can try stamps or glazing (glazing will be done by the Kumu ceramics master and the items will be ready in two weeks). The whole group can also join in a common project.
Printmaking workshop – under the guidance of a professional printmaker, you can try printing with various materials, such as lace or string, which leave interesting marks on surfaces. If you wish, you can also experiment with drypoint or linocut. Each participant can design and complete a print from beginning to end, including printing on a printing press.
Pin/brooch workshop – this workshop has two options: you can either make a base of your own design from self-hardening clay, onto which you can “print” an image (a detail from a drawing, photo etc.), or you can use the pin machine, which makes pins and key chains out of the clay circles you have made. Images to be put on the pin can be made in various techniques, such as acrylic paint, watercolour, textile printing or stamps, or you can choose from ready-made motifs.
Subconscious drawing – this workshop is meant for the development of your creativity, for achieving internal balance and for developing relationships within groups. Everybody is capable of expressing his or her fantastic and unique world of imagery through drawing. The images seemingly come from nowhere. Once you’ve found the right state of mind, drawing helps you release unconscious desires, unacknowledged knowledge, obsessions and fantasies. Tension requires a playful format for therapeutic release, but playing is something that grown-ups often deny themselves.
This creative method is both therapeutic and a lot of fun.
Painting workshop – painting under an experienced instructor is a wonderful opportunity for a beginner to take the first steps in art. During the class, we will discuss colours, composition, texture, light and shadow. No limits and a creative atmosphere are the keywords of the painting studio.
Price for children: up to 10 participants for 130 €/group, up to 15 participants for 13 €/person and, starting with 15 participants, 11 €/person
Price for youth and adults: up to 10 participants for 150 €/group, up to 15 participants for 15 €/person and, starting with 15 participants, 13 €/person
A birthday invitation can be downloaded here.