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Riga Art Nouveau Centre

Rīga is one of the few European cities where Art Nouveau architecture, art and design objects have survived in great numbers. It is even called "the metropolis of Art Nouveau". There are 800 Art Nouveau buildings in Rīga, mostly located in the city's centre - particularly on Alberta Street. Riga Art Nouveau Centre can also be found on this street, in the former apartment of the renowned Latvian architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns, who lived and worked here till 1907 and designed this beautiful building.

Before the museum's unveiling, the apartment was thoroughly studied, revealing and establishing its initial interior design. Renovations were conducted from 2008 to 2009, restoring the exact interior of 1903. The museum will make you feel that you are traveling through time. Behold - the sitting room, where its inhabitants welcome guests, discuss opera performances and the latest fashion in Paris. The fireplace den is located in the apartment's representational wing, a place for sipping wine by the fire.

The dining room is the most luxurious room in the apartment. It is a place for dinner with friends and everyday family meals. Meanwhile, transactions are discussed in the office. The lively activity in the kitchen never stops. It houses several innovations of that time - a fridge, a modern stove and a cast iron sink with a water faucet. Various pots, ladles, graters and frying pans hang on polished brass hooks above the stove. The modest maid's room is next to the kitchen.

More intimate rooms are on display here as well. There is a bedroom, decorated with the popular rose motif, a well-equipped toilet and a bathroom with an enameled tub on lion's paws - an integral part of modern apartments of that time. All rooms contain authentic Art Nouveau artifacts.

You are invited to enter into the spirit of the era by wearing characteristic hats for men and women and taking pictures of yourself. If you wish to preserve the memory of your visit to the Art Nouveau era, the museum offers you to take pictures and buy various souvenirs.

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22 Apr

Exhibitions

Creative workshop at Riga Art Nouveau Museum

22 Apr
Participants of the creative workshop will be able to get their inspiration from the various wall and ceiling ornaments inside the museum in creating their own piece of art, using stamp technologies from the 1900s.

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08 Mar - 14 May

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Cameras

08 Mar - 14 May
Society during the Art Nouveau period, as well as the beliefs and development of the arts at the time, is inseparably connected to scientific discoveries and the technology of the time, including the development of photography. The exhibition will feature photo cameras from the early 1900's.

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11 Apr - 17 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Easter

11 Apr - 17 Apr
The items from the beginning of the 20th century inside the museum and the Easter postcards will help create a spring-time atmosphere. The exhibition will also feature eggs colored in traditional ways, as well as flowers.

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05 May - 26 Jun

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Lilac

05 May - 26 Jun
The museum will blossom back to life this spring with the colorful exhibition - Lilac. It will acquaint visitors with art pieces and other household items decorated with lilac motifs. This exhibition is a continuation of the museum's tradition to organize exhibitions dedicated to flower motifs in art.

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08 Jun - 10 Jun

Exhibitions

World Art Nouveau Day

08 Jun - 10 Jun
To celebrate World Art Nouveau Day, which traditionally is held on June 10 in Reseau Art Nouevau Network cities, including Riga, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to take a tour of buildings designed by architect Mikhail Eisenstein. This is one of the event's marking the 150th anniversary of the famous architect.

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26 Jun - 10 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Retrospection III

26 Jun - 10 Sep
This exhibition of the museum's most stunning and important artifacts has already become a tradition, acquainting guests with the museum's latest acquisitions and items which have been restored.

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