Art Walk: “Estonian Legend in Paris: Maire Männik”
|Location:||Kumu exhibition spaces|
Maire Männik (1922–2003) was a sculptor who lived and worked in Paris for decades after World War II and studied with the famous Russian-French artist Ossip Zadkine. In her work, she combined motifs of nature with abstract elements. In 2004, her son donated most of her studio legacy to the Republic of Estonia.
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 latest exhibitions. Through our museum mediators, you can gain deeper insight into art and history.
At Kumu, you can explore art from the end of the 18th century up to the freshest art works, straight from artists’ studios to exhibition halls. Half of the rotating exhibitions deal with Estonian art, and the other half are international in scope. Kumu itself is a magnificent building, created to surprise and impress its visitors. It is located between the Baroque-style Kadriorg park and the Lasnamäe suburb, with its panel blocks of flats. Being the biggest art space in Estonia, Kumu’s role is to be both an educational and entertainment centre, a booster of art and artistic life, a place for reflection, and a creator and interpreter of meanings.
On the last Sunday of every month at 3 pm (NB! check the exact schedule, because national holidays might effect this!).
The meeting point is at the museum ticket office.
Duration 45 min
Maire Männik in the courtyard of her studio on rue du Montparnasse in Paris. Artist working on sculpture Resonant Perspective. May, 1956. Photo: W. Waywald. Courtesy of the artist’s family archive