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20 Mar - 22 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibit: The Jāzeps Pīgoznis Award for Latvian Landscape Painting

20 Mar - 22 Apr
Artist supreme Jāzeps Pīgoznis left this world in 2014, leaving us his landscapes that depict northern-like colourful boldness and diversity in all times of the year. The Pīgoznis Award was established in 2015 to accent the significance of landscape painting in Latvian contemporary art. Under the arches of splendid St. Peter's Church, here is an exhibit of the ''best of the best" works created by 21st century Latvian artists.

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21 Mar - 05 May

Exhibitions

Maija Nora Tabaka. Architecture

21 Mar - 05 May
The paintings by Maija Tabaka featured at the exhibition are provocative in their subject narrative, sparkling in their joyous color, and surprising in their imagination. This is where the magic of this exhibition is hidden: the expression of fantasies, daring to paint and expressing emotions in theatricalized compositions.

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19 May

Festivals, Festivities

Night of Museums 2018

19 May
Night of Museums is held simultaneously in all European countries free of charge.

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07 Apr - 22 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibit "My Bird"

07 Apr - 22 Apr
The Natural History Museum of Latvia presents an exhibition from the photography contest "My Bird". The aim of the photo competition is to increase understanding about the variety of birds, raise protection issues, and highlight the unique beauty of various species. Traditionally, the competition's gallery includes photographs from all participants.

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27 Mar - 22 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Art Nouveau Easter

27 Mar - 22 Apr
The exhibition invites visitors to get acquainted with typical Easter decorations from the Art Nouveau period. The exhibition will also feature springtime related objects from the early 20th century taken from the collection of the Riga Art Nouveau Center. Furthermore, the apartment interior will be decorated with pieces by the artist Tamāra Čudnovska, who drew her inspiration from historical samples of the time.

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16 Mar - 23 Apr

Exhibitions

Inga Jurova solo exhibition - Tales From the Suburbs

16 Mar - 23 Apr
In this exhibition, Inga Jurova documents Riga through the architecture of the Maskavas suburb. The deeper perception of the exhibition is a story about people, their fates, love and death. Home is a metaphor, which allows to speak about the existing worldliness. Animals symbolize a spiritual dimension.

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23 Apr

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

21 Mar - 30 Apr
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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25 Apr - 29 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibition of orchids, tillandsias and carnivorous plants

25 Apr - 29 Apr
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Latvian Society of Orchid and Exotic Plant Friends. The exhibition is a parade of exotic plants from private collections of local plant growers. Visitors will be able to see interesting tropic orchid species and gorgeous hybrids, peculiar carnivorous plants and other exotic plants. Visitors will be able to receive consultations and attend educational events.

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25 Apr

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

21 Mar - 30 Apr
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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27 Apr - 03 Jun

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Narcissus

27 Apr - 03 Jun
In the springtime, the museum comes to full bloom with the colorful exhibition Narcissus. Here visitors will be able to view art pieces and household items which are decorated with narcissus flower motifs. This exhibition continues the museum's tradition to organize exhibitions with flower motifs in art.

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27 Apr - 20 May

Exhibitions

Exhibition The Freedom Monument - Homage to Latvia

27 Apr - 20 May
The exhibition is dedicated to the Latvian national symbol - the Freedom Monument. The Freedom Monument is one of the most outstanding historical, architectural and artistic monuments of national significance in Latvia. It was constructed by donations from the people as a symbol of Latvian independence, a testimony to the love and respect the Latvian people have towards their fatherland and freedom. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Riga Monument Agency.

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28 Apr - 14 Oct

Exhibitions

Fashion Museum exhibition - Golden 20s

28 Apr - 14 Oct
The 1920s - these are the youth days of the 20th century, a magnificent time when it began to become clearer how the new century will look. This colorful era was characterized by the elegant Art Deco style - one of the most beautiful pages of the history of 20th century design. This unique exhibition at the Riga Fashion Museum will feature costumes, accessories and clothing in the Art Deco style from the 20th century - slender gowns with sparkling pearls, elegant shoes etc.

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28 Apr

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

21 Mar - 30 Apr
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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30 Apr

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

21 Mar - 30 Apr
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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02 May - 28 Oct

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Latvia Evolving. A retrospection of Latvian applied art of the past 100 years.

02 May - 28 Oct
Ceramics, amber processing, weaving and knitting, the wide use of wood, works by blacksmiths, diverse wicker works and other less common activities - covering almost all the possible manifestations, applied arts became one of the main expressions of Latvian national identity during the previous century.

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04 May - 30 Dec

Exhibitions

Joint museum exhibition - Latvia's Century

04 May - 30 Dec
The exhibition Latvia's Century is a joint contribution of Latvian museums to reveal 100 years of Latvia. A total of 64 museum from all over the country are participating, with the central question of the exhibition - what is Latvia?

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13 Apr - 13 May

Exhibitions

Riga Photography Biennial 2018

13 Apr - 13 May
The central exhibition of the biennial will assess the aspects of human identity in the era of modern technological development, asking questions such as: Who are we today? How does our interaction with the place and time we call today formed? How does technological socialization determine the formation of identities today? Emphasizing, while at the same time asking about the importance and status of photography in visual arts, the exhibition will present the photograph as part of a wider culture of images that has undergone ever more rapid changes in recent years, significantly impacting the way we think.

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15 May - 17 Jun

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Hell's Kitchen: New York-Latvia

15 May - 17 Jun
A historical and cultural exposition, which acquaints the viewer with a group of exiled Latvian artists in New York's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in the 1950s and 60s. The exhibition will reveal interesting and lesser known facts, as well as testimonies, art pieces and various items from the artists' personal archives.

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03 Mar - 17 May

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Short Stories. Contemporary and Conceptual Jewelry.

03 Mar - 17 May
If we speak about contemporary and conceptual jewelry, then they are like short stories which provoke dialogue and a necessity to delve deeper. These are stories which intellectually address the viewer, as well as the wearer.

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19 May - 10 Jun

Exhibitions

Concert exhibition - Servant. Blumbergs. Kamēr…

19 May - 10 Jun
The concert exhibition is devoted to the work of the great Latvian artist Ilmārs Blumbergs (1943-2016), synthesizing the artist's contribution in both visual arts and music. Ilmārs Blumbergs' The Servant theme works will be displayed in a specially designed scenography solution in the main hall, combining images from his series of paintings, graphic works and sculptural objects in a selection of various objects and materials.

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17 Apr - 20 May

Exhibitions

Exhibition "National Design Award of Latvia 2018"

17 Apr - 20 May
An exhibition showcasing 20 of the best works submitted for the National Design Award of Latvia (NDAL) competition, which exemplify the current situation in Latvian design. The main message of NDAL 2018 communicated through both the award’s visual identity and its conceptual content is Design connects, which highlights the interaction between industries in design and is also reflected in the exhibition’s concept. The exhibition has been devised with the goal of promoting an active process of reference and promoting a meaningful discussion about the need for quality design.

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23 Feb - 20 May

Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition - The Future State

23 Feb - 20 May
Future predictions claim that over the following 20 years humanity will change much more than during the entire history of its existence. Artists were invited to imagine what either the world or Latvia could be like in the nearest future and to create new works for the exhibition – sculpture and painting, installations, video films, animation.

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25 May - 08 Sep

Exhibitions

Jewelry exhibition - Dandelion Fluff's Flight Through the Universe

25 May - 08 Sep
Jewelry - well known, little known, unique, kitschy, similar, handmade, mass-produced, digitally designed, somewhat sophisticated, amateur-made, beautiful, not so decorative or beautiful, expensive and cheap. This exhibition brings together the works of jewelry artists from Latvia and abroad.

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06 Jun - 10 Jun

Exhibitions

Tall iris exhibition

06 Jun - 10 Jun
The summer flower exhibition season at the Latvian Museum of Natural History traditionally kicks-off with the iris. This exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Latvian Gladiolus and Iris Association. Today, the nursing, collecting and breeding of irises has become very popular in Latvia, with about 1,000 different types of bearded irises in the active breeding circle. The exhibition will feature approximately 150 different tall and medium sized iris types and hybrids, which are bred in Latvia and abroad.

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