Kumu is the headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia and the largest and most distinguished exhibition venue in Estonia. The museum provides a survey of the various periods of Estonian art, from the academic style to Modernism, from Soviet Pop to contemporary art. The building’s modern architecture is also a sight worth seeing.
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.
This large-scale exhibition focuses on the changes in women’s self-awareness and social position that started in the early 19th century, and that are reflected in the work of female artists and in the way women are depicted. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Ateneum Art Museum.
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.
The rooms of permanent exhibition are filled with the early classics of Estonian art from the 18th century until the end of the Second World War.
A three-part introductory course on producing music. The course will be held in Estonian, but English translation is possible.
A two-part still life course. The course will be held in Estonian, but English translation is possible.
Model a practical round dish using coiling! The dish will later be decorated in high relief and glazed in a colour of your preference. The course will be held in Estonian, but English translation is possible.
A three-part woodcut course. The course will be held in Estonian, but English translation is possible.
A drop-in guided tour in English. In May the tour will be held at the exhibition “Ando Keskküla: Technodelia and Reality”.
Ando Keskküla’s (1950–2008) retrospective solo exhibition covers the creatively most active period of his career, from the end of the 1960s to the end of the 1990s.
The exhibition deals with this powerful phenomenon by displaying works from the Meccas of the heyday of rave, England and Belgium, and provides insight into rave culture today in the Berlin nightclub Berghain, as well as in many other locations.
The exhibition of the works of one of the most renowned Estonian avant-gardists, Ado Vabbe (1892–1961), focusses on the variegated stages of his creative career.
Due to national emergency, all branches of the Art Museum of Estonia are temporarily closed until 1 May 2020.