21/06/2024 - 03/11/2024

The Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn will present the Latin American art collection of The Phoebus Foundation for five months during the exhibition History and Mystery: Latin American Art and Europe. This exhibition explores the European influences on Latin American art by highlighting two remarkable periods: the 17th to the 19th centuries on one hand and the modern era of the 20th century on the other.

Diego Rivera, Danzantito (Child Dancer from Huejotzingo), c.1946

The first part of the exhibition highlights the unique bond between Latin America and Europe in art, which unfolded from the 17th century onwards. Influenced by European cultures, various local artists brought their own interpretations to life, resulting in remarkable masterpieces.

Unknown master, Our Lady of the Candelaria, 18th century
Unknown master, The Volador Dance (detail), 17th century

In the 20th century, a new dynamic emerged between Europe and Latin America with creative minds from diverse backgrounds meeting in cultural hubs such as Paris and Madrid. Their masterpieces have now found their way to this surprising corner of Europe. Additionally, a dedicated exhibition space awaits you, entirely devoted to the visionary art of the British-American artist Leonora Carrington.

Francisco Matto, Perspective of the Old Town, 1946
Leonora Carrington, Surgeon

The exhibition runs until November 3, 2024, and is accompanied by a number of public events introducing the art relations between Latin America and Europe. More information and tickets can be found on the museum’s website, kumu.ekm.ee.