Published 26/07/2021 | 10:37

On 7 July, the Spanish Prime Minister and Estonian President visited the Zuloaga exhibition

The Estonian President, Spanish Prime Minister and co-curators of the exhibition at the exhibition. Photo: Office of the Spanish Prime Minister

On 7 July, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón visited the exhibition of works by Zuloaga at the Mikkel Museum. The museum visit was part of the Spanish Prime Minister’s official visit to Estonia.

The exhibition was introduced by Aleksandra Murre, a co-curator of the exhibition and the director of the Mikkel Museum. The subject of identity was of particular interest during the tour, i.e. what role artists play in complex historical situations and during turning points for their people and countries. Looking forward to an even more hopeful future, it was agreed that the relations between Estonia and Spain are now closer than ever and that cultural cooperation should continue and expand.

Zuloaga: Soul of Spain will be open at the Mikkel Museum until 5 September. To learn more about Spanish culture and art, we recommend you order a special tour of the exhibition in Estonian, Spanish or Russian.

The exhibition, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Spain, was opened on 9 April 2021 by Arancha González Laya, the Spanish Foreign Minister. The development of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Spain is also evidenced by the active cooperation between the Art Museum of Estonia and its Spanish counterparts, including the preparations for the Ignacio Zuloaga exhibition and several long-term projects, one of which is related to researching the creative legacy of Michel Sittow, who was born in Tallinn and spent most of his life working in the service of the kings of Spain.