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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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27 Oct - 30 Sep

Exhibitions

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

27 Oct - 30 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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30 Nov - 27 Aug

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Exhibition "Secret Life of Advertising"

30 Nov - 27 Aug
The exhibition about advertising in the period between the world wars comprises several hundreds of small-sized commercials for goods and services in diferent media. In the wide array of exhibits, modern people will easily notice differences in communication culture, printing techniques and social life of the given time period that are always reflected in commercials. A large number of exhibits are dedicated to gender awareness and gender construction - the matter that remains topical at all times.

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06 Apr - 08 Sep

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Traveling exhibition "Latgale Congress - 100"

06 Apr - 08 Sep
The political events of spring 1917 - merger of Latvia and autonomy ideas - were determined by the long-term historical experience. Therefore, traveling exhibition "Latgale Congress - 100" is dedicated not only to the Latgale Congress itself and its decisions, but also marks the historical differences that characterized Latgale's governance, business, social and culture life, national movement development in almost 300 years since Latvia's territory has been distributed among different political powers.

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06 Apr - 08 Sep

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Exhibition "Latgale's Ceramics - Traditional and Contemporary"

06 Apr - 08 Sep
Every region is characteristic of some special culture feature. One of the brightest features of Latgale and the Latvian traditional culture in general is Latgalian ceramics that has still preserved the ancient pottery traditions. Latgalian pottery has been included in Latvia's Cultural Canon. Participants of the exhibition will include folk art studio "Rēzeknes apriņķa pūdnīki" and Andrejs Paulāns' applied folk arts studio members. The exhibition will display works of about 20 Latgalian potters.

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21 Mar - 02 Sep

Exhibitions

New exhibition The Words of the Woman, featuring the works of Aleksandra Beļcova

21 Mar - 02 Sep
2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the artist Aleksandra Beļcova (1892-1981). To celebrate this event, the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum is organizing three exhibitions - all of them dedicated to the artist, where visitors will be able to get acquainted in more detail with her work. During the anniversary year, the museum will feature exhibitions of only Beļcova's work, with a separate exhibition featuring works from her spouse Romans Suta (1896-1944) also being organized. These exhibitions will be held simultaneously at the Latvian National Museum of Art and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

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09 Jun - 20 Aug

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Exhibition Maija Tabaka and Western Berlin

09 Jun - 20 Aug
Since the well-known Latvian artist Maija Tabaka's stay in Western Berlin between 1977 and 1978, and her solo exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, German art critics continue to call her the ''Bird of Paradise'', but when arriving in Berlin, her new-found friends began calling Maija the ''Soviet Countess''.

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25 May - 10 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Lilac

25 May - 10 Sep
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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07 Apr - 30 Jul

Exhibitions

The Collection | Latvia international ceramics biennale

07 Apr - 30 Jul
The contemporary ceramics collection, in cooperation with the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center. With works from 100 different contemporary ceramics artists from Latvia and around the world, the exhibition will be organized at the Riga Art Space's main hall, in a unique scenographic presentation. Curators: Māris Čačka, Valentīns Petjko.

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02 Mar - 30 Dec

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Exhibition "The Reformation 500: Commemorate medals between the 16th to 19th centuries from the collection of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation"

02 Mar - 30 Dec
The Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation's collection of medals and coins commemorating the Reformation is a part of the period's cultural heritage. A medal serves as a memorial item for a certain historical event, social happening or movement, or to commemorate a great person - it reflects the spirit of that time, helps maintain historical facts, and each brings its own message through the ages.

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21 May - 02 Jul

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Exhibition by the Ukrainian collective of artists - Synchrodogs

21 May - 02 Jul
The surreal photographs of this Ukrainian artist duo have gained them international recognition both in the fashion and art worlds. Their work balances between the real and imagined, drawing the viewer into an unconscious, wild and dream-like world.

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29 Apr - 09 Jul

Exhibitions

Romans Suta - 120. Universal Art Formula: Painting. Graphics. Stage Design.

29 Apr - 09 Jul
On show at the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art will be the exhibition Romans Suta – 120. Universal Art Formula, dedicated to the life and work of the versatile Latvian artist Romans Suta.

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