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Anu Raud’s exhibition "Landscapes of My Fatherland"

An overview exhibition "Landscapes of My Fatherland" by Anu Raud, Estonian textile artist and professor emeritus, will be opened at the Estonian National Museum.

"I am very pleased that my big rug exhibition takes place in the Estonian National Museum. I have been visiting the museum for more than half a century now, as a child, holding my mother's hand, as a student, and countless times as a lecturer and tutor with my students," said Anu Raud.

The exhibition presents about 50 rugs from the period 1968-2018. In addition to the legendary works "Collectors", "Barn" and "Chamber", several completely new rugs are exhibited, including "Landscapes of My Fatherland".

"If you look at how the shapes and colours get into my rugs, it seems that they come from a museum, a forest, a field, and from home, a chamber. I add to my rugs, what feels beautiful and lovely for me," Raud describes her decades-long work.

On the opening night of the exhibition, on April 14, 2018, at 6 p.m., Rasmus Puur's and Doris Kareva's cantata "I Dreamed About Estonia" that was composed to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia, will be performed on the bridge of the Estonian National Museum. The cantata is performed by soloists Meelika Hainsoo, Mati Turi, and Elise-Marleen Eek, as well as Pärnu city choirs and orchestra under the baton of Rasmus Puur.

You can use the concert ticket to see the exhibitions of the museum on Saturday, April 14, until 9 p.m.

Anu Raud is one of the most recognized rug artists in Estonia, whose passionate view of life always comes along with time and who has dedicated her life to teaching. Raud was awarded this year's National Lifetime Achievement Award for Culture.

The exhibition "Landscapes of My Fatherland" is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Anu Raud and is opened from Sunday, April 15, at the gallery of the Estonian National Museum. The curator and producer of the exhibition is Reet Mark (Estonian National Museum) and designer is Ene-Liis Semper (NO99). See the video of the rug "Landscapes of My Fatherland": www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NSIjj6eK00.

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