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.
Through prize-winning works of art, we follow the growth of a large joint exhibition of the Baltic countries into an international post-printmaking event. In collaboration with the Foundation Tallinn Print Triennial.
The exhibition gets its content from the environment surrounding the museum. On the one side, there is the Baroque legacy of Kadriorg Park, and on the other, the concrete housing estate of Lasnamägi.
The sculptors Linda Sõber and Endel Kübarsepp graduated from the Pallas Art School in the late 1930s as students of Anton Starkopf. During World War II, they emigrated from Estonia. The exhibition provides an overview of the oeuvre of these two little-known artists and of their difficult paths.
Michel Sittow. Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe
In 2018, the Art Museum of Estonia, in cooperation with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, will organise a truly magnificent exhibition on Michel Sittow (ca 1469–1525), a painter of Estonian origin who at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries became a highly valued and sought-after artist in European courts.
Artists from different generations examine the relationships between the screen and art before and after the dawn of the computer age.
24.08.2018 – February 2019
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.
14.09.2018 – February 2019
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 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.
02.11.2018 – March 2019
The exhibition takes an investigative approach to Estonian art history of the 1990s, examining some of its less-known and ignored aspects.
19.12.2018 – April 2019
The exhibition focusses on the most recent oeuvre of Agathe Veeber, who graduated from the Pallas Art School as a graphic artist and moved to the United States after World War II. Materials found in archives help us comprehend the difficulties and challenges of living as an expatriate.