Kumu Art Museum, ‘Undiscovered Masterpieces. Russian Art from the Collections of the Baltic Countries’: exhibition design

Location: Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1 and Weizenbergi 37, Tallinn, Estonia
Area: 414 sq.m.
Client: Art Museum of Estonia
Curators: Tiina Abel, Aleksandra Murre
Direct commission: 2012
Project team: Margit Argus, Margit Aule
Graphic design: Andres Tali
Status: completed in 2012
Photos: Andris Feldmanis

MODERN GREY SPACE AS BACKGROUND FOR CLASSICS

Undiscovered Masterpieces. Russian Art from the Collections of the Baltic Countries’ in the Kumu and Kadriorg Art Museums was the first joint exposition of works of late 19th and early 20th century Russian artists from the museums of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The paintings, sculptures and works of applied art, gathered from seven museums in the three Baltic countries, provided an excellent survey of the golden age of Russian art and works of well-known masters.

The inserted diagonal partitions afforded a more intimate, sectioned space for the paintings. The grey served as a dignified and calm background, highlighting the golden-framed works of art.

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