Kumu Art Museum will start offering special guided tours, conducted in English, at the beginning of each month. The guided tours introduce museum's new exhibitions.
One can explore art from the end of the 18th century up to the latest art works, straight from artists' studios to exhibition halls. Half of the rotating exhibitions (up to a dozen large exhibitions are organized annually in the four exhibition halls) deal with Estonian art, and the other half are international in scope.
Kumu Art Museum, located in Kadriorg Park, is one of the largest art museum in the Baltics and one of the largest ones in the Nordic countries. It received the European Museum of the Year Award in 2008 by European Museum Forum. The stunning building was designed by a Finnish architect Pekka Vapaavuori and completed in 2008.
The 2015 schedule for guided tours is confirmed as follows:
6 February - “From the School of Arts and Crafts to the Academy of Arts. A Hundred Years of Art Education in Tallinn”
6 March – “The Tartu Circle and Ülo Sooster”
3 April – “Death and Beauty. The Contemporary Gothic in Art and Visual Culture”
8 May – “Hilma af Klint. A Pioneer of Abstraction”
5 June – “Art Revolution 1966”
3 July – “Home and Away. Raymond Pettibon: Living the American Dream. Marko Mäetamm: Feel at Home”
7 August – “The Force of Nature. Realism and the Düsseldorf School of Painting”
4 September – “Outdoor sculpture and architectural findings”
2 October – “Silence d'Or. Ilmar Laaban and International Sound Poetry”
6 November – “Ants Laikmaa. Vigala and Capri”
4 December – “Saga. Iceland: Art and Narrative”
The meeting point is at the museum ticket office and admission is free with museum admission.
Editor: S. Tambur