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08 Apr

Exhibitions

International Family Day: in pursuit of design

08 Apr
This year, an International Family Day event will take place in tandem with the annual Latvian National Design Awards 2017. Family Day participants will have the opportunity to participate in various creative workshops, which will be aimed at bringing out creative design in all, while at the same time gaining inspiration from the museum's exhibition.

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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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18 May

Exhibitions

Ars Rezumē presents exhibition Hyperrealism Movement Manifestations in Latvia - Agnese Rakovska in concert

18 May
During the evening, it will be possible to view the exhibition with special tours hosted by museum experts, as well as enjoy an acoustic concert by Triānas Parks soloist Agnese Rakovska.

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20 May

Exhibitions

Night of the Museums at ARSENĀLS

20 May
As part of the annual Night of the Museums, whose theme this year is The Wheel of Time, the ARSENĀLS exhibition space will host an evening program featuring the exhibition Hyperrealism. Movement Manifestations in Latvia.

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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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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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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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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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22 Mar - 22 Apr

Exhibitions

Osvalds Zvejsalnieks' exhibition Latgale. Lithuania

22 Mar - 22 Apr
Osvalds Zvejsalnieks is one of the most renowned figures in Latvia’s cultural and social life and an artist who has been following and advancing the classical tradition in Latvian painting. Landscapes and scenes of Latgale’s small towns like Ludza, Krāslava, Dagda, Viļāni and Balvi, among others, are the dominant motifs of his paintings. Most probably this choice of themes has been inspired by the artist’s childhood memories and his life in Latgale, and perhaps this also explains the coloristic qualities and sincerity of Zvejsalnieks’ paintings.

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03 Mar - 21 May

Exhibitions

Hyperrealism. Movement Manifestations in Latvia

03 Mar - 21 May
The exhibition Hyperrealism. Movement Manifestations in Latvia looks at the arrival and development of hyperrealism in Latvia over the course of half a century, encompassing the period from 1967 to 2017. The peak of hyperrealism in Latvia in the 1970s coincided with the propagation of photorealism – a movement originating in the USA – in Europe, where it acquired the name – hyperrealism. Yet other names are also used for the movement: superrealism, cold realism, radical realism, sharp focus realism. Hyperrealism in figurative art depicts reality in a precise and detailed manner and imitates the particularities of photography.

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