It was only a few years ago that the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn moved into a newly renovated building that used to house the oldest hosiery manufacturer in Estonia, Suva. Although not my alma mater, I have peaked into the building several times ever since – when art departments host design fairs and when visiting the Estonian Academy of Arts’ gallery.
But there is actually a way to visit a 24/7 exhibition at the Estonian Academy of Arts: their outside gallery. Approach the building on Kotzebue Street and the gallery is located along the wall of the Academy. There are benches if you want to enjoy the display longer. Or if you have bought something delicious from nearby Kotzebue Bakery, this is one gallery that does not mind when you get crumbs on the “floor”. If you are not really into the gallery part, but the building’s hosiery past caught your eye – Suva factory store still operates a few minutes from Estonian Academy of Arts, at Vana-Kalamaja Street 16.