Travellers. Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe
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Exhibitions and Tours
The Kumu Art Museum takes a fascinating look at migration with its new exhibition: “Travellers. Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe.” You’ll see travel mythologies from Estonian artists, along with artistic images of travel and migration from the past and present-day Eastern Europe. Part of this unique travel art exhibit was shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale. It’s on display in Tallinn through January of 2018.
On your visit to Old Town Tallinn, don’t miss the charming Masters’ Courtyard, home to local master craftsmen. You can shop for handicrafts, jewelry and other artisan products that are made with care. The Masters’ Courtyard is sure to charm you with its artsy shops and handmade goods. While you’re there, grab a bite to eat at the Chocolaterie Café, and take in the lovely ambiance at this popular Old Town spot.
The Kumu Art Museum opened in 2006, giving Tallinn an impressive world-class venue for the arts. In 2008, the museum received the European Museum of the Year Award. Featuring modern architecture and lots of exhibition space, the contemporary museum houses Estonian and international art, both modern and historic. The Kumu Art Museum is headquarters for the Art Museum of Estonia and hosts many performances, educational programs and children’s events throughout the year.
Located on Toompea Hill, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a beautiful Russian Orthodox church built in a classical Russian Revivalist style. As Tallinn’s largest cathedral, it’s a popular tourist destination, not just for its architecture but also for the stunning interior that’s decorated with mosaics and icons. Nevsky Cathedral also features 11 bells in its towers that can be heard ringing before services. Don’t miss this historic, landmark building when you’re visiting Tallinn.
Located in Old Town Tallinn, Idla Antiik is an upscale antique shop with two branches, including a furniture store. Selling everything from books and clocks to paintings and porcelain figures, this shop is full of gems that you won’t see elsewhere. You’ll find European and Estonian antiques that will remind you of your time in Tallinn for years to come. Don’t miss the famous Idla Antiik for unique, local Tallinn shopping. "
Built for Peter the Great in 1718, Kadriorg Palace is now home to the Art Museum of Estonia. Here, you’ll find 16th to 20th century paintings in addition to sculptures and other forms of art, especially Western and Russian art. The main hall has painted ceilings that you don’t want to miss. This Baroque palace, designed by the Italian architect Niccolo Michetti, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. It’s sure to be a highlight of your Tallinn sightseeing itinerary.