In the Beginning There Were … Köler and Weizenberg
The exhibition that launches the centennial of the Art Museum of Estonia gives us a new angle on the oeuvres of the first two professional Estonian artists. Köler’s paintings and Weizenberg’s sculptures are the starting point of Estonian art; the story of their exposition reflects the more significant developments in the history of the Art Museum of Estonia.
The Kadriorg palace and park ensemble celebrates its 300th anniversary with an exhibition focusing on people: rulers, holiday-makers, authors, painters and men about town. The objects on display – historical costumes, works of art, documents and much more – come from the State Hermitage Museum, Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation and several museums in Estonia and Latvia.
Aivazovsky. In Pursuit of the Ideal
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a rare painting by Ivan Aivazovsky from the collection of the Art Museum of Estonia. The newly-restored work of art has been placed amongst seascapes from Russian, Latvian and Estonian collections, which together give an overview of the oeuvre of Russia’s best-known marine painter.