Two simultaneous exhibitions introducing early Italian art and art collections in the Baltic countries opened in Kadriorg on September 27.
The first at the Kadriorg Art Museum, which is called Lux aeterna. Italian Art from Lithuanian and Estonian Collections, introduces the best of the Italian art collections in Lithuanian and Estonian museums. The second at the Mikkel Museum – Lux aeterna. Italian Art from Johannes Mikkel’s Collection – focuses on works by outstanding Italian masters of graphic art.
The period 17th – 19th c. covered by the exhibition is most richly represented in the collections of the Baltic museums, thereby enabling important trends in the development of Italian art to be juxtaposed.
COBALT Estonia supported the production of the catalogue accompanying the exhibition that deals with the representation of Italian art in Baltic museums and private collections, the development of the collections and their current meaning in the region’s museum landscape.
The exhibition is taking place in collaboration with the Lithuanian Art Museum and the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art with the support of Cultural Endowment of Estonia, COBALT Estonia and Molycorp Silmet Inc.
The exhibition will be open at the Kadriorg Palace until 15 March 2015 and at the Mikkel Museum until 1 March 2015.
For more information about the exhibitions and schedule of public and educational programmes, see the museum’s website.