Press Releases 2018

  • Agathe Veeber’s solo exhibition will be held in the Kumu Project Space


    On Wednesday, 19 December, a new exhibition called Agathe Veeber. Well-known, but Still Unknown Estonian Printmaker will open in the Project Space on the 4th floor of the Kumu Art Museum. The presentation of the book accompanying the exhibition will take place on 20 December at 6 pm.

  • 100 Years of Art: The anniversary year of the Art Museum of Estonia


    On Thursday, 6 December at 6 pm, the Kadriorg Art Museum will open the exhibition In the Beginning There Were... Köler and Weizenberg. The exhibition on the oeuvres of the two founders of professional national Estonian art, Johann Köler (1826–1899) and August Weizenberg (1837–1921), in the Kadriorg Art Museum, takes place in the year of the centennial of the Republic of Estonia and right before the 100th anniversary of the Art Museum of Estonia, launching a series of exhibitions dedicated to the centennial. These two grand masters contributed to the birth of independent Estonia both with their works and their participation in the national movement.

  • Exhibition Linking Art and Money in the Art of Money


    The exhibition Art of Money, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Eesti Pank, explores the design of the currencies – marks, kroons, roubles and euros – which have been in use during the 100 years of the Republic of Estonia.  The exhibition opens at 5 pm on Friday, 30 November at the Mikkel Museum, Tallinn, Estonia. The launch of the book The Art of Money and Estonia 1918–2018 will be held together with the opening of the exhibition.

  • The Art Museum of Estonia will open an exhibition of Kaljo Põllu’s oeuvre in Japan.


    On Thursday, 15 November, an exhibition of graphic art by the Estonian artist Kaljo Põllu opened in the Okuni Shrine in Japan, as part of the international programme to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Republic. The fascinating display arranged jointly by the Art Museum of Estonia, the Okuni Shrine, the city of Saku and the Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art in Japan gives an extraordinarily revealing glimpse of the ancient world of the Estonians’ ancestors, as well as of Estonian legends, beliefs and relations with nature.

  • エストニアの版画展が日本で開催へ



  • The exhibition Border Poetics. Estonian Art 1918–2018 will open at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.  


    On Wednesday, 21 November the exhibition Border Poetics. Estonian Art 1918–2018 will open within the framework of the international programme marking the centenary of the Republic of Estonia. The exhibition, born out of collaboration between the Art Museum of Estonia and the State Tretyakov Gallery, offers a mosaic of Estonian art from 1918 until 2018, and it is based on the collections of the two museums. 

  • Estonian Jewellery through the Millennia


    On Thursday, 8 November at 4 pm, the exhibition Estonian Jewellery through the Millennia will open at the Adamson-Eric Museum. The exhibition marks the 35th year of the museum’s operation and acknowledges the earlier generations who have lived on the territory of our country. The exhibition is an enchanting combination of our archaeological heritage, the masterly oeuvre of Adamson-Eric, and unique local jewellery.

  • The X-Files [Registry of the Nineties] introduces the public to overshadowed and lost art works from the 1990s.


    On Thursday, 1 November at 7 pm, The X-Files [Registry of the Nineties], which is part of the EV 100 programme, will open at the Kumu Art Museum. The exhibition, which deals with Estonian art from the 1990s, is named after The X-Files, one of the most influential and iconic TV series of that decade. However, according to the curators, Anders Härm and Eha Komissarov, the name actually denotes their principle of assembling the exhibition and selecting the works rather than being a metaphorical cover for the exhibited works.

  • The Life and Death of the Mediaeval Man and the Power of Things


    On Thursday, 18 October at 6 pm, the Niguliste Museum opens the exhibition The Power of Things. The exhibition focuses on a number of works in the Niguliste Museum from the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods, among them the great painting Danse Macabre by the Lübeck master Bernt Notke and the altarpiece of the Virgin Mary, created for the Great Guild and the Brotherhood of the Black Heads by the Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy from Bruges. By placing artworks side by side with items from the collections of the Tallinn City Museum and the Estonian History Museum, a meaningful dialogue develops between the world of the painted and the world of the material objects.

  • Ascending from the Liquid Horizon


    On October 20, the exhibition Ascending from the Liquid Horizon opens at le lieu unique in Nantes in collaboration with the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn. The exhibition is includes works by Sol Archer, Joey Holder, Katja Novitskova, Kristina Õllek, Norman Orro, Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo, Laura Põld, Nicholas Riis, Taavi Suisalu, Vello Vinn, Simon Wald-Lasowski, and Guan Xiao.