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Permanent exhibition

New permanent exhibition. Landscapes of Identity: Estonian Art 1700–1945

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
  • 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
  • Support virtual projects of the Art Museum of Estonia
    €5
  • Adult with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
    €12
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Permanent exhibition

New permanent exhibition. Landscapes of Identity: Estonian Art 1700–1945

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
  • 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
  • Support virtual projects of the Art Museum of Estonia
    €5
  • Adult with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
    €12
Permanent exhibition

Location: 3rd floor, A-wing

The new permanent exhibition tells the story of Estonian art as it evolved through Estonia’s multi-ethnic history, growing into a heritage that blends Estonian, Baltic German and Russian traditions. The focus is on the role of art in society and in shaping the identities of diverse communities.

The themes featured include the connections between Baltic German and Estonian visual culture, the meanings of images in the young Estonian nation state, visions of modern life, the voices of women artists, art in the authoritarian era of the 1930s and during the Second World War, and the emergence of local identity landscapes. It also looks at how the visual construction of identities has been influenced, along with high art, by amateur artists, by design and graphic design and by the development of professional art education.

Project space exhibitions and works by contemporary artists help to open up new perspectives on the history of Estonian art.

  • Project Space I: Virtual Guide. 20 Comments
    From February 17, 2021
    Curators: Linda Kaljundi, Kadi Polli
    Director: Stella Saarts

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  • Project Space II: Rendering Race
    From February 17, 2021
    Kuraator: Bart Pushaw

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Curators: Linda Kaljundi, Kadi Polli
Interior design: Raul Kalvo, Helen Oja
Exhibition design:
Raul Kalvo, Tõnis Saadoja
Graphic design:
Tuuli Aule
Coordinator: Magdaleena Maasik

Conservators:
Isabel Aaso-Zahradnikova, Jelena Jurjeva, Maris Klaas, Margit Pajupuu, Sirje Säär, Allan Talu, Tõnu Uusküla, Aleš Zahradnik

Exhibition team:
Kaarel Eelma, Darja Jefimova, Ulrika Jõemägi, Juta Kivimäe, Madli Mihkelson, Anastassia Langinen, Sandra Lääne-Vent, Liisi Raidna, Renita Raudsepp, Elnara Taidre, Kristiina Tiideberg, Eda Tuulberg, Mari-Liis Vanem

Translators:
Kaja Kährik, Matthias Jost, Evelina Vedom

Language editors:
Kaja Kährik, Ester Kangur, Richard Adang, Jekaterina Lamus

We thank:
AkzoNobel, Art Museum of Estonia Friends of Art Society, Estonian History Museum, Estonian Literary Museum, Estonian National Museum, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, National Archives of Estonia, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn City Museum, Tartu Art Museum and Museums of Virumaa

Kumu is OPEN:
Feb 28 (Sun)  10–18
Mar 1 (Mon)  10–18
Mar 2 (Tues)  10–18

The museum is closed from Wednesday, March 3rd!

NB! Please wear a mask while visiting!