Kumu – Where art lives
Chanz staff visited Kumu in Tallinn, Estonia, and wau! There was so much art from every possible decade, and so much to see.
Here is a brief presentation of our visit there.
Art Museum of Estonia
Kumu is known as headquarters of Art museum of Estonia, and also it is largest exchibition venue in Estonia. Kumu opened its doors at 2006, and already at 2008 it received the European Museum of the Year Awards. This award is truly a noteworthy recognition of its aspiration to become the greatest art museum, but also as multifunctional space for educational programmes.
Collections here starts from the Estonian early 18th century art, which are displayed on floors 3 and 4. Art pre-dating the WW II is located in 3rd floor, 4th floor houses art/exhibition from the previous Soviet Occupation. On Kumu’s 5th floor you can find contemporary art from Estonia and abroad. This also functions as idea laboratory – a place where creativity has the freedom to experiment.
Kumu also has an international exhibitions, which are very important. Half of the rotating exhibitions usually deals with international historical art and modern art.
Kumu has an ambition to participate in the Estonian and international art worlds. For this there is 254-seat auditorium available, where they have film programs, performances and seminars. They also have an educational centre and widest selection of art literature in Estonia.
How to get there
Kumu is situated near Kadriorg Park. Easiest way to reach it is via tram nr 3 from Hobujaama (city centre station, next to Viru Keskus) and step out at Weizenbergi Street.
If you are coming via car, there is ample parking spaces located on Valge Street and Mäekalda street. Handicapped parking is located in Mäekalda parking slot.
You can use address Weizenbergi 34 or Valge 1 in your navigator to locate Kumu Art Museum.
Taksi should cost no more than 10 EUR to reach Kumu from city center.
Here below you will find some interesting pictures we took there, but you really need to visit Kumu when you are next time in Tallinn.
Hope you enjoy your visit as much our staff did!
Link to Google Maps location here