Kumu is the main building of the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as one of the largest and most monumental exhibition venues in the country. The museum provides a survey of the various time periods of Estonian art: from the Academic Style to Modernism, from Soviet Pop Art to contemporary art. The modern architecture of the building is an attraction in its own right.
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.
The permanent exhibition, launched in 2021, tells the story of Estonian art as it evolved through Estonia’s multi-ethnic history, growing into a heritage that blends Estonian, Baltic German and Russian traditions.
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.
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.
Suvekoolis osaleja saab praktilise kogemuse vabas õhus töötamise nippidest, õhk- ja värvusperspektiivi kujutamise põhitõdedest, tehnikate ja materjalide sobitamisest ning mulje ja meeleolu edasiandmisest.
Three-part woodcut course. The instructor Tarrvi Laamann is one of the few Estonian printmakers who has studied Japanese woodcutting in Japan under a master.
A drop-in guided tour in English. In August the tour will be held at the exhibition “Up All Night: Looking Closely at Rave Culture”
An experimental workshop that will involve the whole body in the process of drawing. Various sounds and musical pieces will be used to explore the motion of the body.
During the two-part course, each participant will make a unique retro-style clay dish. Conducted in Estonian, but English translation can be provided.
Two-part still-life course for both beginners and advanced amateur painters. The course will be conducted in Estonian, but English translation can be provided.
An experimental workshop that will involve the whole body in the process of drawing. Conducted in Estonian, but English translation can be provided.
Two-part course where plant materials found in early autumn are used to create interesting patterns in clay. In Estonian, but English translation can be provided.