Press Releases 2019

  • A walk in the forest of art history: an exhibition at the Kumu Art Museum


    On Thursday, 4 July, Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia will open the exhibition Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor in its Great Hall. It will be a grand project in which 25 contemporary artists have picked out nearly 50 works of art from different masters in the collections and archives of the Art Museum of Estonia. How to handle the chosen works in the exhibition has been left up to the artists to decide by the curator Eha Komissarov.

  • Dannebrog – flaget der faldt ned fra himlen. Dansk guldalderkunst


    Lørdag den 15. juni åbner Hendes Majestæt Dronning Margrethe II af Danmark og Estlands præsident Kersti Kaljulaid udstillingen ˮDannebrog – flaget der faldt ned fra himlen. Dansk guldalderkunstˮ på Kadriorg kunstmuseum i Estlands hovedstad, Tallinn. Den 15. juni fejres en historisk begivenhed af stor betydning for Danmark og Estland – Slaget ved Lyndanisse, der er vigtigt for Estland, idet Tallinn her blev nævnt for første gang i skriftlige kilder, og for Danmark er det øjeblik, hvor nationalflaget Dannebrog ifølge legenden faldt ned fra himlen. Udstillingen på Kadriorg kunstmuseum indleder det begivenhedsrige festprogram, der markerer 800-året for Dannebrogs himmelfald.

  • Big Painting Day on Saturday: an art festival for everyone!


    On Saturday, 25 May, the Art Museum of Estonia will be celebrating its centennial with a playful and educational art festival, “Big Painting Saturday”. The task of the art museum is to preserve, examine and show artworks in the widest sense. For the museum, it is very important to help people develop their creativity and promote creative self-expression.

  • Kumu Art Museum opens an exhibition dealing with different layers of meaning in Elo and Friedebert Tuglas’s home garden


    As of Friday, 17 May, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia welcomes visitors to the exhibition Garden Exile: The Tuglas Home Garden Through Tanja Muravskaja’s Camera Lens, which combines a Soviet era photo archive with a contemporary photographic research.

  • The Kumu Art Museum opens Tommy Cash and Rick Owens’s collaborative exhibition


    As of Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia welcomes you to Tommy Cash and Rick Owens’s collaborative exhibition The Pure and the Damned, curated by Kati Ilves. The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday, May 3.

  • Gustav Klucis. Russian Avant-Garde Art in the 1920s–1930s


    On Thursday, 11 April, the Kumu Art Museum will open its exhibition of the work of Gustav Klucis (1895–1938), one of the best-known Russian avant-garde and constructivist artists. This will be the artist’s first personal exhibition in Estonia, covering his whole creative path, employed techniques and theoretical principles.

  • Exhibition Pirosmani: The World of a Lonely Genius at the Mikkel Museum


    Beginning 23 March, an exhibition of paintings by the famous Georgian artist Pirosmani – Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862–1918) – can be seen at the Mikkel Museum. Pirosmani’s exceptional and fascinating works are known throughout the world. He was an artist whose life has become a legend and who is highly regarded as an important influencer of 20th century avant-garde art, a representative of naïve art, a founder of Georgian art and a symbol of the Georgian national identity.

  • Sots Art and the Post-Soviet Aesthetic in the Kumu Art Museum


    On Thursday, 14 March at 6 pm, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn opens an exhibition dedicated to two original art movements that started in Eastern Europe. The exhibition is entitled Sots Art and Fashion. Conceptual Clothes from Eastern Europe.

  • Gordon Matta-Clark and Anu Vahtra at the Kumu Art Museum


    On Thursday, 21 February at 6 pm, the Kumu Art Museum will open its Great Hall for the joint exhibition of the US artist Gordon Matta-Clark, who became famous for his radical urban spatial practices, and the Estonian artist Anu Vahtra. The exhibition is called Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect. Anu Vahtra: Completion through removal.