Art Walk: “Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor”
|Location:||Kumu exhibition spaces|
On the occasion of the centenary of the Art Museum of Estonia, an exhibition of hits will be installed in Kumu’s Great Hall, including art that is international and local, and dates from the Middle Ages to the present day. All of the popular approaches to art history owe their emergence to the museum. But what happens when an artist functions as a curator?
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
Collage: Paul Raud. A Farm. 1896–1898. Art Museum of Estonia / Kristi Kongi. Design for the installation The Visible Invisible (an homage to Henn Roode). 2019. Courtesy of the artist / Jan Van Imschoot. Amore Dormiente. 2018. Courtesy of the artist