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.
The exhibition deals with this powerful phenomenon by displaying works from the Meccas of the heyday of rave, England and Belgium, and provides insight into rave culture today in the Berlin nightclub Berghain, as well as in many other locations.
The permanent exposition of the Kadriorg Art Museum presents the cream of the foreign art collection of the Art Museum of Estonia, which consists mostly of paintings, sculptures and applied art from Western Europe and Russia from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
The exhibition introduces the more than 300-year-old creative legacy of Estonia’s most renowned Baroque-era sculptor and his co-workers.
The core of the permanent exhibition of the museum is made up of European and Chinese ceramics and porcelain, and Western European paintings from the former collection of Johannes Mikkel.
The collection in the Niguliste Museum holds the most remarkable and valuable part of the medieval and early modern ecclesiastical art of Estonia. Most of the works of art in the Niguliste Museum’s collection originate from the church itself and have been displayed in their former locations.
The museum is dedicated to Adamson-Eric (1902–1968), one of the most versatile creative personalities in Estonian art in the 20th century.
This exhibition 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.
During the two-part ceramics course, the participants will create a practical vessel that will be covered in high relief.
An experimental workshop that will involve the whole body in the process of drawing. Various sounds and musical pieces will be used to explore the motion of the body.
Film adaptation by Academy and Tony Award-winning director Elia Kazan tracks the moral and mental disintegration of Southern belle Blanche DuBois after she moves into her sister’s and brother-in-law’s run-down flat in working class New Orleans.
During the three-part course, the participants will learn figural drawing with three different techniques.
This two-part still life course is suitable as a first experiment for beginners but also for more advanced painting enthusiasts.
During the two-part course, each participant will make a retro-style unique clay dish that can function either as an everyday item or as a centrepiece of an interior.