The exhibition The Birth of a Tradition. The Golden Age of Estonian Art from Enn Kunila’s Collection at the Tartu Art Museum brings for the first time to the audience of Tartu and Southern Estonia Enn Kunila’s private art collection.
The exhibition presents classic Estonian art from the 20th century to the public and at the same time constitutes one possible view of Estonian paintings from the first half of the 20th century, bringing into focus Tartu’s meaning as the centre of developments at that time.
Sixty works of art by well-known Estonian artists are displayed at this exhibition. A great deal of attention has been paid to Konrad Mägi. Altogether 16 of his paintings are at this exhibition. Alongside him, Ants Laikmaa, Nikolai Triik, Ado Vabbe, Eerik Haamer, Endel Kõks, Amandus Adamson, Anton Starkopf and many others are represented.
The curator of the exhibition is Eero Epner and its designer is Tõnis Saadoja. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue in Estonian and English, with its layout by the designer Tiit Jürna.
The exhibition is open from 19 May to 12 August 2018.