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09 Feb

Exhibitions

Ars Resume at Kristians Brekte's exhibition Arsenal

09 Feb
Ars Resume is a program of cultural and entertainment events which includes a conceptually themed electronic music concert that will take place at the closure of Kristians Brekte’s solo exhibition, aiming to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between various arts and creativity in innovative formats. At 5:30 p.m. visitors are invited to join free tours of the exhibition, and at 6:30 p.m. to the aforementioned concert.

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05 Mar

Exhibitions

Conversations at the Museum: A meeting with the exhibition's curator Elita Ansone and artists participating in the exhibition

05 Mar
Conversations at the Museum is a program of the Latvian National Museum of Art offering the opportunity to get a deeper and more comprehensive insight into the museum’s current exhibitions, as well as various thematically and contextually related issues. Listening to the exciting stories and engaging in discussions, the visitors and also the event’s special guests – art critic Elite Ansone and authors of the displayed artworks - will discover many new facts about the development of hyperrealism in Latvia, subtleties of the photographic effects and many more things.

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01 Jan - 30 Dec

Exhibitions

The Dom Museum ― Temple for Science and Art

01 Jan - 30 Dec
The exhibition is dedicated to the history of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation. The origins of the museum go back to 1773; however, the exhibition focuses on the period of the Dom Museum (1890―1936), with a particular emphasis on the Baltic German contribution to the preservation of Latvia’s cultural values and the fortunes of cultural treasures during the Second World War.

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01 Jan - 30 Dec

Exhibitions

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation: Recent acquisitions

01 Jan - 30 Dec
Every year the Museum collections receive new acquisitions. The exhibition offers to view 395 of them — the most interesting and important. Chronologically, they span the period from the 13th century to our day.

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01 Jan - 12 Feb

Exhibitions

Anton Buchholtz (1848–1901): numismatist and collector

01 Jan - 12 Feb
The exhibition is dedicated to the history of Riga’s history of coin minting and A. Buchholtz as a founder of Livonian numismatics.

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19 May - 02 Apr

Exhibitions

"Tour Your Native Land!" Latvia's Tourism Propaganda in the 1930s"

19 May - 02 Apr
Artifacts and a number of other display items from several museums and the state archives describe one of life's greatest pastimes - travel, and learning about foreign lands and people. But - let's begin with Latvia first, getting to know its unspoiled beauty, its historic and cultural heritage, its special allure.

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01 Jan - 30 Dec

Exhibitions

Exhibition: Silver cup “21st Century Renaissance”

01 Jan - 30 Dec
This filigree masterpiece fascinates with its grace, beauty, and magnitude. 35.37 kg of silver was used in the cup's creation; its height – 1.20 m. Silver cup “21st Century Renaissance” symbolizes welfare, fortune, and the force of life. The cup incorporates gilded engravings, which represents the flow of money from ancient times up to this day. The author is the brilliant jewelry master Oļegs Auzers and his students. The work was created in collaboration with JSC "Baltic International Bank".

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26 Oct - 05 Mar

Exhibitions

Exhibition "Gloves, Mittens"

26 Oct - 05 Mar
This exhibit featuring Latvian ethnographic mittens is devised as a traveling show-display stand. It is a signoficant addition to the permament collection items. Assisted by photographs, this show is a major opportunity to delve into the fine tradition of knitted mittens, the National History Museum collection from the 19th and 20th centuries. The photographs are mainly from the 1920s and 1930s based on a Latvia-wide expedition into this specific craft – from design and drawing to fruition.

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27 Oct - 17 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibition “Version - Latvians: Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896”

27 Oct - 17 Sep
The Latvian ethnographic exhibit held 120 years ago became the very first and most extensive such exposition of Latvian history, culture, traditions and achievements. Undoubtedly it was a affirmation of the Latvian nation's viability and proper place among the community of civilized countries with language, national culture and economic efforts among the key aspects. The exhibit about the famous exhibit: “Versija – latvieši: 1896. gada Latviešu etnogrāfiskā izstāde” is a reminder to us all about its significance and it brings front and center such topical matters as heritage and identity.

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14 Dec - 27 Feb

Exhibitions

Contemporary Jewellery exhibition “Magical tale in grandfather`s beard”

14 Dec - 27 Feb
Contemporary Jewellery exhibition “Magical tale in grandfather`s beard” will gather artists from Latvia and many foreign countries.

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02 Dec - 12 Feb

Exhibitions

Kristiāns Brekte. Solo exhibit at "Arsenāls"

02 Dec - 12 Feb
The huge space at "Arsenāls" is full of Brekte these days, and the artist has certainly been busy what with large-format paintings, ready-made objects and multi-media installations - all with a military theme, and all on display here. Arsenal can be considered a key word. Brekte found the space appropriate as once upon a time, it was an ammo warehouse. In this show, Brekte wishes to draw attention to the issue of arms proliferation today. "Arsenāls" is used in some cases as backdrop, but in other cases, directly, utilizing its former function as a military facility to become a frame for his works of art reflecting developments in the nation's military history.

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01 Jan - 30 Dec

Exhibitions

Exhibition. Spotlight on a Special Item from the Museum Collection

01 Jan - 30 Dec
This is a diverse series of exhibits lasting year round. A specific and certainly interesting display item is given feature attention, taken from the thousands of treasures in the Museum's archives.

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