“Main building of the University of Tartu in art”

University of Tartu Art Museum
The exhibition will be open until 6 December 2019

The exhibition focuses on the main building of the University of Tartu – a symbolic building of Tartu and of educational life in Estonia. Exhibited are views of the main building in painting, graphic art and drawings dating from early 19th century to the present day, giving a unique cross-section of Baltic German and Estonian art. Curators: Kristiina Tiideberg and Ingrid Sahk. Designer: Peeter Laurits, Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Tartu in the 2017/2018 academic year.

“World in the rucksack. 100 years of scientific expeditions”

Tallinn Zoo
The exhibition will be open until 30 October 2019

The exhibition gives an overview of the beginnings of the Estonian school of natural science and its development over the last 100 years as seen through scientific expeditions. Through the contribution of nine scientists we can see how the materials and information collected during expeditions have given rise to ideas for preserving biodiversity and the natural environment.


“Estonia of the ideals. 100 years of search”

University of Tartu Museum
The exhibition will be open until 6 September 2020

The annual exhibition focuses on the Estonian national university and its role in the evolution of the Estonian state, covering events that have happened since the 1920s and made an impact on the Estonian state and the university. An important yet problematic topic from each decade has been highlighted.


“Ars Academica: The University of Tartu Art ”

Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn
The exhibition is open from 3 November 2019 until 6 September 2020

The University of Tartu is the historical heart of art education, collecting and art theory in Estonia. This exhibition gives a comprehensive overview of the university’s art collection and its development over more than two centuries. Besides world-class masterpieces, the exhibition displays works of art that carry the spirit and the mission of the university. Both Estonian and international art is displayed.

At the same time as the exhibition, an album-size book “100 works of art of the University of Tartu” is published. The book gives an overview of the best pieces of the university’s art treasures and telling the story of the university through art.


Von Bock House photo exhibition “Faces of the University III”

Please see the exhibitions webpage 

This exhibition shows portraits of researchers and professors who work at the University of Tartu. Forty-five well known, socially active scientists and esteemed professors representing all faculties and institutions of the university are displayed in eleven windows of the house as if looking out onto the city, its residents and visitors.