Kumu Art Museum
Kumu Art Museum
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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Curiosity33475018277
Linköping, Sweden6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
An excellent experience as always, an amazing set of very diverse exhibitions, I particularly loved "melanie bonajo: When the body says Yes+", spent an hour there,
the generally pleasant atmosphere, the absolute favourite bookshop and cafe.
Written 13 January 2024
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Howard S
Albany, NY796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This museum provides a survey of Estonian art from various time periods: Soviet, Modernism, and the current Age of Anthropocene, which shows the relationship between art and the environment. It is a unique museum and you will are unlikely to see art like this at other museums in the world.
Written 31 October 2023
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Jenny R
Turku, Finland35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
This museum is interesting, versatile and well-planned. The different floors offer different exhibitions; some are modern and some are historic.They also have a café that offers salty and sweet and a nice gift shop where I bought a few cards of my favorite paintings. On the way to the museum you walk through a big park called Kadriorg park, which also has beautiful things to explore. We stopped by the colorful Kadriorg castle and walked around the little park area outside, which was very pretty. We spent a nice half-day at this museum and the area around, and I recommend a visit!
Written 29 October 2023
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ElaineAndGreg
Chesterland, OH2,967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We don’t know how many people outside of Estonia come to this museum, and that is a shame because it is a terrific place to visit.

KUMU is at the edge of Kadriorg Park not far from the President’s palace. It is easy to combine with a trip to the park or the nearby Kadriorg palace and museum.

I am not a fan of much modern architecture, but this building is simply stunning, both inside and out. There are curved lines everywhere, and the exhibition spaces are well-lit and well-suited to display the artwork. It's worth a visit just to see the building.

You likely will not recognize many of the artists, most of who are Estonian and not seen much out of the country. The focus is mainly on art of the 1900s up to the present. The quality reminded me a lot of the post-Impressionist art in the Tretyakov modern museum in Moscow or the similar museum in Prague. We did not recognize the names of many of the artists, but that didn't matter as there were many pieces we liked a great deal.

The museum not only reflects Estonian art but the country's own eventful history since around 1900. They confront it directly, including the time when Estonia was part of the Soviet Union.

The art from the Soviet era includes the classic, and over-the-top, Soviet realist paintings that make everyone appear to shine with Communist fervor.

The curators are very creative. In two rooms they displayed some older and (to me) less interesting works in arrays that were themselves artistic, such as a room filled with both new and old busts arranged in a kind of matrix.

One floor was filled with Ukrainian art (again mostly from the 20th century) that included some avant-garde works that you likely have never seen. This included some fun and interesting theater posters.

Another had contemporary art, some of which will raise that question you hear in most contemporary art museums of whether a particular work is art at all. That is actually a fair question. You can either enjoy the art or, if not, just go to a different floor.

This is a site that succeeds on several levels. We also found that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts and that we came away with strong and positive feelings about Estonian culture.
Written 29 June 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I visited this museum after seeing the exhibitions at the Kadriog and Mikkelli Museums. They show paintings, arts, porcelains, vases, etc generally found in an Art Museum. The Kumu Museum, housed in a very modern, silver Buidling, has more modern types of exhibits.

The staff recommended starting the tour by taking the elevator to the Fifth Floor and visiting its modern arts, paintings, etc. When done, I proceeded to the other lower floors with quaint and interesting presentations.

There is a restaurant and Terrace at this museum. I enjoyed my visit here.
Written 20 May 2023
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A nice museum in a beautiful building. They have Estonian art both old and really new. Pictures mostly but also other things.
If you plan to do a lot of museum etc. I would recommend the Tallinn card which makes it at lot more affordable.
Written 22 March 2023
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Alique B
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
If you like art and history, this museum is a must! The building itself is modern and clean. The art exhibits were diverse, spanning from the USSR era to more recent times. I participated in a group activity which lasted 3 hours. The Team Art digital installation was phenomenal! It feels like you are immersed in an ocean, a garden, and standing around a campfire. If you've been to the Van Gogh digital art experience, it is very similar to that. I recommend partaking in the activities they offer if you have the time. The cafe is also very quaint with wonderful food and coffee options.
Written 14 March 2023
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Expatom
Seattle, WA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This museum is housed in a wonderful purpose-built space designed by a Finnish architect. The art chronicles modern art through the tortured history of Estonia, from brief independence, through occupation by the Soviets, then the Nazis, then the Soviets again, and finally independence again. Each change generated a dramatic shift in what "art" was acceptable. Now independent again, they make no secret of their sympathies in the Ukraine-Russia war, as they fear another occupation by Russia.
Written 9 January 2023
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Yes, I know art is in the eye of the beholder and I'm saying that made our group so uncomfortable with distaste for genitalia stuff that we left the floor to see something else. It was offensive. Rest of the museum was good and we paused for lunch in the cafe.
Written 7 August 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This museum was opened in 2006. The modern building is designed by a Finnish architect Pekka Vapaavuori. This was our second visit after April 2006.

Two days before our visit, we bought online tickets for the three Kadriorg museums (Kumu, Kadriorg, and Mikkel) for 22 euros (normal rate) and 16 euros (senior rate). There were problems delivering the tickets but it was solved after two emails.

Luckily, this ticket is valid for one year because we did have time to visit just Kumu on this trip. There was so much to see.

The permanent exhibitions feature Estonian art from the 18th century, art from the Soviet occupation (1941–1991), and Estonian contemporary art.

There are also temporary exhibitions of both historical and contemporary art from Estonia and abroad.
Written 15 February 2022
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