Always by our side. Cats and dogs in the art of the 16th to 19th centuries.

26.09.2020 – 28.02.2021

Where: Kadrioru kunstimuuseum

When: 26.09.2020 – 28.02.2021


The exhibition explores the portrayal of cats and dogs, their roles and symbolic meaning in society.

The paintings, prints, sculptures and decorative art shown at this exhibition come from the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia, Dr. Fr. R. Kreutzwald Memorial Museum, Järvamaa Museum, Narva Museum, Sagadi Forest Museum, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tallinn, the University of Tartu Library and private collections, as well as the Finnish National Gallery and the Latvian National Museum.

The State Hermitage Museum was also initially involved in this international exhibition project, but due to COVID-19 pandemic their participation proved impossible. Instead of the original works from the Hermitage collection the reproductions of the same works are on view. They help to deal with the themes which, otherwise, would be underrepresented.




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