Beginning 11 November Tartu Art Museum will introduce its rich collections with a new exhibition on the depiction of Tartu in paintings and prints throughout Estonian art history. The exhibition includes numerous artists associated with the Pallas art school, such as Nikolai Triik, Johannes Võerahansu and Kaarel Liimand, as well as Baltic German artists from the 19th century. The opening of the exhibition takes place on 10 November at 6pm. The exhibition will remain open until 19 February 2017.
The aim of the exhibition is to introduce the museum’s collections through works from the last two centuries depicting Tartu. This selection offers a historic overview of the changes in the perception and representation of Tartu and its symbolic locations. Visitors will take a stroll through the history of some of these places and they can see the transformations in the town, as well as in the art that has depicted it.
There are many places and symbols in Tartu that are seen as characteristic of its identity, and the present exhibition has chosen four locations that are often associated with Tartu: the suburbs, the Emajõgi River, the main building of the University of Tartu and Toome Hill. These locations make the changes that have taken place in the life of the town and its art clearly visible.
Participating artists: Indrek Aavik, Ellinor Aiki, Albert Anni, Peet Aren, August Philipp Clara, Nigul Espe, August Matthias Hagen, Hermann Eduard Hartmann, Helgi Hirv, Louis Höflinger, Andrus Johani, Richard Kaljo, Albert Kesner, Elmar Kits, Johann Wilhelm Krause, Woldemar Friedrich Krüger, Kaja Kärner, Mailiis Laur, Erich Leps, Kaarel Liimand, Lola Liivat-Makarova, Lepo Mikko, Hando Mugasto, Ella Mätik, Kalju Nagel, Villem Ormisson, Erich Pehap, Varmo Pirk, Karl Pärsimägi, Gustav Raud, Friedrich Schlater, Hermann Friedrich Schrenck, August Schuch, Imat Suumann, Ernst Tiido, Albert Toomapoeg, Nikolai Triik, Nadežda Tšernobai, Johannes Uiga, Lüüdia Vallimäe-Mark, Aleksander Vardi and Johannes Võerahansu.
The exhibition is accompanied by an educational program. Additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog in Estonian, English, Russian and German that includes reproductions of the exhibited works. The publication has been compiled by Merli-Triin Eiskop and designed by Jaan Evart.
Curator: Merli-Triin Eiskop
Graphic design: Jaan Evart
Exhibition design: Inga Heamägi
Exhibition team: Richard Adang, Nele Ambos, Rael Artel, Karl Feigenbaum, Joanna Hoffmann, Mare Joonsalu, Margus Joonsalu, Hanna-Liis Kont, Heiti Kulmar, Jaanika Kuznetsova, Kadri Mägi, Kristjan Nagla, Julia Polujanenkova, Kristel Sibul, Peeter Talvistu, Ago Teedema and Urmo Teekivi
Thanks: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tartu City Council, University of Tartu Art Museum, private collections, Raimu Hanson and Tiiu Talvistu
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