On View

History in Images – Image in History

16.03.–05.08.2018
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.

Katja Novitskova. If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes. Stage 2

23.02.–10.06.2018
The first personal exhibition in Estonia by the Tallinn-born artist, who prefers working in post-digital media. In 2017, she represented Estonia at the Venice Biennale.

Leonhard Lapin. Void and Space

09.02.–13.05.2018
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.

Let’s Add Some Colour. Estonian Exhibition Posters from the 1980s

17.01.–06.05.2018
The 1980s were the heyday of Estonian poster art, when posters were no longer viewed as simple information carriers but also as independent works of art. New technological solutions and a dialogue with other types of art encouraged the emergence of experimental and decorative artistic posters.

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.