On View

With a Curious Eye. Mannerist Painting from the National Museum in Warsaw

21.10.2017– 25.02.2018
This collaborative exhibition brings almost 40 Mannerist paintings by the Netherlandish masters of the 16th and 17th centuries from Poland to the Estonia. The central style trait of Mannerist art is artistry; the emphasis is on subjectivity and theatricality. This art is related to the court culture of the time, which was defined by an interest in curiosities, erotica and luxury.
Curator: Greta Koppel

Permanent Exhibition
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.