Art Museum of Estonia was founded in 1919. The museum today has grown into an organization that unites five museums with different programs: exhibition Art Museum KUMU, Kadriorg Art Museum, Mikkel Museum, Niguliste Museum and Adamson – Eric Museum.
The historic church art is demonstrated in Niguliste Museum, West European and Russian art of 17th – 20th centuries is exhibited at the Kadriorg Art Museum, the outstanding collection of Estonian art collector – Johannes Mikkel is presented in Mikkel Museum, works by Adamson – Eric – Estonian modernist artist of the 20th century are represented in his personal museum, a wide panorama of Estonian art from the 18th century to the present day is displayed in the Art Museum KUMU. Collections of the Art Museum of Estonia are constantly enlarged by the different eras.
The main building of the Art Museum of Estonia (AME) – Art Museum KUMU – opened its doors to visitors in 2006: designed by Finnish architect Pekka Vapaavuori, meeting the requirements of modern museology. It creates the opportunity to exhibit art of Estonia in a worthy way. In 2008 KUMU was awarded the title of Best European Museum of the Year. The main building of AME has several functions: it contains the majority of AME meetings, the department of conservation and restoration, a gallery of contemporary art, audience and educational center and public library are located here, as well as KUMU Art Museum with its permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions.
Permanent exhibition KUMU and its program of temporary exhibitions include the art of Estonia from the 18th century and the phenomenon of contemporary international arts.
Thu – Sat: 11.00 – 18.00
Wednesday: 11.00 – 20.00
Closed: Monday, Tuesday
Dear friends, pay your attention, to the fact that the time and days of work of KUMU art Museum can change, so before visiting it we recommend you to call +372 (6) 02 – 60 – 00.