Press Releases 2011

  • Kumu offers a special programme during the Youth Song and Dance Festival

    30.06.2011 On Saturday, July 2nd, the Kumu Art Museum awaits all those attending the song and dance festival to participate in a special programme titled The Land and the World at Kumu. The children can make song festival postcards; and visit Kumu's permanent exposition and the summer's top exhibitions at a discount price. A performance titled Surreal Shakespeare will take place in the Kumu courtyard.

  • World-class Belgian art at Kumu

    15.06.2011 On Thursday, 16 June at 6 pm, the exhibition Double Portrait. Flemish Symbolists James Ensor and Jules de Bruycker opens at the Kumu Art Museum. The oeuvre of these two world-renowned artists from Belgium are contrasting, and yet extremely characteristic representations of the Flemish and Belgian art and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition is accompanied by a wonderfully illustrated catalogue in Estonian and English.

  • Kumu offers an opportunity to explore the Russian avant-garde and the classics of social realism

    03.06.2011 On Thursday, 9 June at 6 pm, the exhibition Pavel Filonov. The Russian Avant-Garde and Afterwards, which is based on the collections of the State Russian Museum, opens at the Kumu Art Museum. In addition to Filonov's oeuvre, the display includes works of art by the representatives of other trends in the Russian avant-garde, as well as examples of social realism. The exhibition is accompanied by a wonderfully illustrated catalogue in Estonian, Russian and English.

  • Media art exhibition ‘gateways. Art and Networked Culture’ presents Networked Fashion

    03.06.2011 On Saturday 11 June at 15.00 at the Kumu Auditorium, an afternoon of presentations and demonstrations by international artists and fashion experts introduces concepts of Networked Fashion. The talks and presentations explore how state-of-the-art and networked technologies shape and influence current and future fashion and cultural practices. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

  • President of the German Bundestag Will Open the International New Media Art Exhibition

    18.05.2011 At the Kumu Art Museum on Wednesday, 18 May, Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, Ene Ergma, Speaker of the Riigikogu, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President of the Goethe Institute, and Jaanus Mutli, a board member of European Capital of Culture 2011 – Tallinn will open "gateways. Art and Networked Culture", one of the largest media art exhibitions in Europe this year.

  • International New Media Art Exhibition Provides Interactive Participation

    12.05.2011 On Friday, 13 May, one of the largest media art exhibitions in Europe, entitled "gateways. Art and Networked Culture", will open to the public at the Kumu Art Museum. The works by the European artists in the exhibition examine the importance of network technologies, and their social and cultural impact on society. The exhibition will also expand into the Tallinn cityscape in the form of interactive projects and actions.