Jaan Manitski’s private art collection at the Estonian National Museum

The Estonian National Museum opened an art exhibition that displays 200 artworks from the collection of Viinistu Art Museum. This is the first time such an extensive part of this private collection has been displayed at another exhibition site.

Viinistu Art Museum opened in 2002 and belongs to Jaan Manitski. The museum started with a few hundred artworks and has now grown to include thousands. The collection is constantly being developed. A part of this art collection, which includes artworks by 116 artists from the early 20th century to the present day, is now temporarily on display at the Estonian National Museum.

The museum also displays the artwork that started it all. “The first piece I bought was Punane lend by Jüri Arrak,” said Jaan Manitski, owner of the collection. “In the mid-90s, I started to visit art exhibitions, galleries and auctions more frequently and I had a revelation. It opened my eyes to something new.”



The Estonian National Museum opened an art exhibition that displays 200 artworks from the collection of Viinistu Art Museum. This is the first time such an ex

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Jaan Manitski’s private art collection at the Estonian National Museum

19.09.2019 - 31.03.2020, 10:00 - 18:00

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