The X-Files [Registry of the Nineties]
The exhibition takes an investigative approach to Estonian art history of the 1990s, examining some of its less-known and ignored aspects.
Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States
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.
Kaarel Kurismaa. Yellow Light Orchestra
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.
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.
Permanent Exhibition: Treasury
Classics of Estonian Art from the Beginning of the 18th Century until the End of the Second World War.
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. As the exhibition moves from one topic to another – from a work of an anonymous Baltic-German portrait artist to Johann Köler, Kristjan Raud and Konrad Mägi, and on to the Group of Estonian Artists, Pallas School – a visitor can also detect cultural processes characteristic to Western Europe. The exhibition tracks down changes in the Estonian mentality as well as in art styles. It consists of both masterpieces that already have established a place in the collective memory of Estonians and works that have until now been waiting in the depositories to be displayed.
Permanent Exhibition: Conflicts and Adaptations. Estonian Art of the Soviet Era (1940–1991)
Estonian Art from the End of the Second World War Until Re-Independence.
The new permanent exposition focusses on the complicated relationship between art and its environment, and presents the various countenances of the era and the altering roles of art, which include depicting the surrounding reality, taking a stand against it, and creating alternative realities.