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Kumu Art Museum

Weizenbergi 34 | Valge 1, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
372 602 6001
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Ranked #13 of 142 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

KUMU was a great art museum in many ways. The structure and grounds are extraordinary, and could be as much of an attraction as the Gehry Guggenheim in Bilbao. The collections do a good job on Estonian art, and are well explained and exhibited. Be very clear that this is focused on Estonian art - you will not see art... More

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Estonians have lived under the heel of a conquerer's boot for most of their history. Consequently, they know they need to work hard to sustain the culture and nationality of their small country. I mark KUMU as one data point in that work; and an art museum well worth the effort to see. The museum offers good art you won't... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A gem in the crown of Tallinn. One of the best art museums what I've ever seen. Impressive architecture, great collection, clear explanations. Worth to combine with Kadriorg palace and park as well as Japanese garden. A bit complicated accessibility by car but better to reach museum parking otherwise there is an option for limited 2 hrs parking beside Rusalka.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went to this museum largely on the very high recommendation in Rick Steves' Guide to Tallinn; we probably would not have gone otherwise. I am extremely grateful to Rick for recommending it, because it was so worth the visit! First of all, it's located in Kadriorg Park, a beautifully landscaped park on the outskirts of Tallinn Old Town that... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have visited Kumu Art Museum several times, because the architecture of the building is special and the art collection of Estonian art is including all the time periods of local artists. There is always something new to experience and see, also temporary exhibitions. The location in Kadriorgi Park is perfect, because the park is the most beautiful place in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The building is very modern but it does not blend well with the surrounding area of baroque castles. Perhaps I approached it from the wrong side as I took the tram to Katriorg and it was a longer walk than I expected to the art museum. The art there is all Estonia, which is fine - just don't expect to... More

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The award winning architecture of the building is a thrill to experience, but you should go to see the permanent exhibit "Difficult Choices, Estonian art from 1945 to 1991. The show compares and contrasts the two camps of artists during the 50 year soviet occupation, those that were "system friendly" and accepted the job to paint happy soviet realist scenes... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This museum focuses on the Estonian artists through the years. It breaks down the art in periods and attempts to show influence of history on the artwork. The building itself is modern with clean edges and wide open spaces. There is an audio guide that will keep you in the loop for the more important pieces of art. This does... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had already been to two other galleries in Kadriorg Park when I got here, but this is the only one I'd recommend. An excellent collection, well worth seeing and good valus for money. Also, good notes in English, explaining the paintings.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This lovely museum has a wonderful display of Estonian painter's work, displayed in the usual chronological order. From Old Town hop on Tram #1 to get to the museum and the nearby Kadriorg Park and Kadriog Palace.

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