Although the Estonian Art Museum was established as an institution in 1919, just after its independence, it took nearly a century for a building able to display its collection was constructed. Now called the Eesti Kunstimuuseum, this new, impressive four-story museum, located on Kadriorg Park near the Town Hall Square, offers a wonderful venue for an impressive permanent collection of Estonian art from the 18th century onward. The collection also contains art from the occupation period, 1940 - 1991, when Estonia was under the control of either the Nazis or the Soviet Union. Temporary exhibitions of Estonian and foreign modern and contemporary art are also mounted. Be prepared to spend hours in their galleries.
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