"KUMU - The Collections" KUMU Kunstmuuseum - Estonian Art Museum Tip by mightywease

  Inside KUMU, Tallinn
by mightywease

The permanent exhibits are split into two groups, Estonian art from the 18th century until the end of World War II and Estonian Art from 1945 to 1991, the restoration of Estonia's Independence. Temporary Contemporary Art Exhibitions will represent the years after 1991.

A multitude of different styles and themes are represented, Romanticism and Expressionism in the 19th Century/early 20th Century, Nordic influences and explorations of National identity. There are some wonderful grotesque yet compelling works by a graphic artist, Eduard Wiiralt and examples of avant garde, modernism and pop art.

The post-World War II galleries are particularly interesting in showing how art and the artistic community in Estonian were effected by and reflected the Soviet era, from propaganda and reportage to being a tool of protest and disapproval.

As with many wide ranging exhibitions not everything will be to everyone?s taste, however, it allows the viewer to see how art in Estonia has developed and been influenced and also provides a fascinating insight into the history of the country as seen through the eyes of its artists.

Address: Weizenbergi 34
Directions: Take tram 3 to Kadriorg then a 10 minute or less walk
Phone: 372 602 6001/6010
Website: http://www.ekm.ee

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  • Written Mar 24, 2006
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