Kumu is the main building of the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as one of the largest and most monumental exhibition venues in the country. The museum provides a survey of the various time periods of Estonian art: from the Academic Style to Modernism, from Soviet Pop Art to contemporary art. The modern architecture of the building is an attraction in its own right.
The Kadriorg Art Museum is the only museum in Estonia dedicated to early European and Russian art. Interpreting the art of old masters is also the focus of its exhibitions and educational programmes. The museum is located in Kadriorg, in the Baroque palace built for the Russian tsar Peter the Great.
The Mikkel Museum in Kadriorg introduces private collections and the collecting of art in general. The bulk of the exhibition consists of the purchases of Johannes Mikkel; temporary exhibitions offer the visitor access to contemporary and historical private collections.
The Niguliste Museum, in the Old Town of Tallinn, is one of the few northern European museums located in a former church, where ecclesiastical art can be presented in its historical context. The museum houses the largest and most valuable ecclesiastical art collection in Estonia.
The permanent display at the Adamson-Eric Museum in Tallinn’s Old Town provides an overview of the oeuvre of one of the most versatile Estonian artists, Adamson-Eric (1902–1968). In addition, the museum organises two to three temporary exhibitions each year on various topics.
See the ongoing, upcoming and past exhibitions in the five branches of the Art Museum of Estonia.
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Our treasury holds many valuable works of art, from which you can have reproductions made for your home or office.
Gifts for yourself, friends and business partners.
A selection of links to resources in English that will help you discover our collections, explore our activities or order a fabulous art book to enjoy while at home.
After his deportation and imprisonment in Siberia from 1949 to 1957, Olev Subbi (1930–2013) returned to Estonia and resumed his art studies. During the 1960s–1980s his art was exceptional under the strict Soviet Estonian regime.
The exhibition focusses on one of the largest private art collections in Estonia and on its owner, Mart Lepp.
Ando Keskküla’s (1950–2008) retrospective solo exhibition covers the creatively most active period of his career, from the end of the 1960s to the end of the 1990s.
The exhibition will tell the story of the Virgin Mary through medieval and early modern art works from houses of worship in Estonia and Livonia, and will also introduce masterpieces of Estonian medieval art from various churches.
A fun group visit to the museum for groups. The programme includes of a tour and workshop.
Here is the very best from the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia – the Digital Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia is an image database containing photos and records of the works of art in the collections of the museum.
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