Ars Academica: The University of Tartu Art Collection
The exhibition marks the centenary of when the University of Tartu became the national Estonian-language university, and provides a survey of the development of the school’s art collection through two centuries. Along with works that are among the best in the world, those bearing the spirit and mission of the university, as well as both Estonian and international art are included.
Paintings from the 16th–18th century. Dutch, German, Italian and Russian masters
Western European and Russian applied art and sculpture from the 18th–20th century
The Kadriorg palace and park were founded by the Russian tsar Peter I. The well-preserved main hall is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture not only in Estonia but also in the whole Northern Europe. The main exposition of the collection of the Kadriorg Art Museum (Western European and Russian art from 16th–20th century) is valuable and quite remarkable. In addition, temporary exhibitions, concerts, and theatre performances take place.