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26/09/2021 | 15:00

Art Walk. Conflicts and Adaptations. Estonian Art of the Soviet Era (1940–1991)

Kumu Art Museum
Adult: Kumu Art Museum
€10
  • Family: Kumu Art Museum
    €20
  • Discount: Kumu Art Museum
    €7
  • Annual card: Kumu Art Museum
    €45
  • Combined: for all branches of the Art Museum of Estonia
    €28
  • Combined: for the branches of the Art Museum of Estonia in Kadriorg
    €18
  • Combined family: for the branches of the Art Museum of Estonia in Kadriorg
    €32
  • Gift: Kumu Art Museum
    €10
  • Family Mornings (1-visit visitor card)
    €14
  • Annual card: Art Museum of Estonia
    €101
  • Family gift: Kumu Art Museum
    €20
  • Combined family: for all branches of the Art Museum of Estonia
    €45
  • Family Mornings (5-visit visitor card)
    €60
  • Support virtual projects of the Art Museum of Estonia
    €5
  • Adult with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
    €12
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Konrad Mägi. Võrumaa maastik. Valgjärv (detail). 1916–1917. Eesti Kunstimuuseum
Exhibition tour

Drop-in guided tour in English

The Kumu Art Museum offers you a great opportunity to spend your leisure time in a vibrant artistic space. On the last Sunday of every month, we offer a special drop-in guided tour that will introduce one of our exhibitions. Through our museum mediators, you can gain deeper insight into art and history.

The permanent exhibition “Conflicts and Adaptations. Estonian Art of the Soviet Era (1940–1991)” 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 way Soviet authorities understood the role of art and artists in society was radically different from the attitudes which shaped art in the pre-war Estonian Republic. At the end of the 1940s and at the beginning of the 1950s, the strict canon of Stalinist socialist realism prevailed in the Soviet Union, according to which artists had to mediate ideological messages from the Communist Party in a realist manner. In the second half of the 1950s, Soviet society gradually became more liberal, and the Party’s demands on art became less stringent, but official prescripts to Soviet culture persisted until the 1980s.

Art Walk at Kumu takes place on the last Sunday of every month (from September till May) at 3 pm. NB! Check the exact schedule, because national holidays might effect this!

The meeting point is at the museum ticket office.
Tours are with museum admission!
Duration 45 min

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