Portraits of Russian Tsars
I part 21.10.2006–27.05.2007
The exhibit introduces the wider public to the portraits of the Russian czars and their family members from Estonian art collections—in paintings, graphic art, sculpture, as well as applied arts. The portrait gallery starts with an effigy of Rurik, Russia’s ancient ruler, although it focuses primarily on the rulers from Peter the Great to Nicholas II, or those, during whose reigns Estonia was part of the Russian Empire.
Porcelain People. Russian porcelain statuary of the 19th century
The exhibition Porcelain People introduces porcelain miniature sculpture from the late19th century Russia, gathered from the collections of three Estonian museums – Kadriorg Art Museum, Tallinn City Museum and Narva Museum. Particularly noteworthy is the collection of porcelain statuettes of the Gardner Factory, from the Art Gallery of the Narva Museum. This is the collection’s first public display.