The tour provides a survey of the history of Estonian art from the 18th century to 1991, based on Kumu’s permanent exhibition. The exhibition on the third floor, Treasury, introduces the classics of Estonian art. The exhibition on the fourth floor, Conflicts and Adaptations, provides a survey of Estonian art from the end of World War II to 1991.
The permanent exhibition on these two floors provides an excellent idea of the art created in Estonia during three centuries by the best-known Estonian artists. The guide will lead you through time, making thematic stops along the way to discuss the social background, mentality and art movements of the various eras. The exhibitions are based on the changes that have occurred in the relationship between art and society: at times this relationship has been intensive and painful, and at other times more peaceful. Sometimes art has aspired to elevate its surroundings, or to make contact with them.
Duration: 90 min
Price: 65 € + tickets