Kumu Art Museum

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Kumu is the headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as the largest and most impressive exhibition venue in Estonia. The museum opened on 17 February 2006. In 2008 Kumu received the European Museum of the Year Award. This is a noteworthy international recognition of Kumu’s aspiration to become a truly contemporary art museum, which is not just dedicated to collection, conservation and exposition, but is a multifunctional space for active mental activity, from educational programmes for small children to discussions about the nature and meaning of art in the modern world.

The construction of Kumu stretched on for a long period and, during this time, the concept of the museum also changed: the building that had initially been planned as a national gallery became a museum that functions on two levels: collections of Estonian art starting from the early 18th century are displayed on the third and fourth floors, and a modern art gallery is on the fifth floor. Art pre-dating World War II is exhibited on the third floor; the fourth floor houses an exhibition of works from the period of Soviet occupation. On Kumu’s fifth floor, there are exhibitions of contemporary art from Estonia and abroad. The contemporary art gallery is not just an exhibition venue but also an idea laboratory – a place where creativity has the freedom to experiment.

Address:

Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, 10127 Tallinn (Kadriorg Park, Lasnamäe district)

Opening hours:

April–September
Tue 11am–6pm, Wed 11am–8pm, Thu–Sun 11am–6pm
Last admission 5.30pm, Wed 7.30pm

October–March
Wed 11am–8pm, Thu–Sun 11am–6pm.
Last admission 5.30pm, Wed 7.30pm

Long Wednesday
Museum is open on Wednesdays until 8pm.

Exceptional opening hours
Museum is open on 30 December 11am–6pm and 31 December 11am–3pm.

CLOSED:

April–September Mon; October–March Mon–Tue

On public holidays (2013):

January 1 New Year’s Day
February 24 Independence Day
March 29 Good Friday
March 31 Easter Sunday
May 1 Spring Day
May 19 Whitsunday
June 23 Victory Day
June 24 Midsummer’s Day
August 20 Day of Restoration of Independence
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25     Christmas Day
December 26 second day of Christmas

Closed three hours earlier: 23 Feb, 22 June, 23 Dec.

Contact:

E-mail: kumu.info@ekm.ee
T: +372 602 6000
F: +372 602 6002

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July 19, 2013
Published in Institutions in Estonia
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