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04 May - 05 Aug

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Art Nouveau. It’s Beginnings, Influences and Original Nature

04 May - 05 Aug
This exhibition is a story about the brightest expressions of Art Nouveau in Europe, visualized through painting, graphics, sculpture and the decorative arts. It marks out the beginnings, the roots and the flourishing of this style in Europe, allowing one to sense the originality of Latvian Art Nouveau more clearly, as well as showing the most prominent achievements from Art Nouveau metropolises. The exhibition is a coming together of different national schools with the goal of allowing its viewers to discover similarities, influences and differences on their own.

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22 Jun - 30 Sep

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Exhibition - Song Day and Song Festival badges from Latvia's region. 19th century to 1940.

22 Jun - 30 Sep
Song Day traditions in Latvia began already before the first Song Festival, but especially during the independence years from 1920 to 1940. Not only regional song festival were held in Latgale, Northern Vidzeme, Lower Kurzeme and Zemgale, but in countries and towns throughout the country. Following tradition, special pins were specially made to commemorate not only the nationwide Song Festival, but regional ones as well. The badges were at the time worn proudly by festival participants.

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28 Jun - 07 Oct

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Exhibition - Retrospection

28 Jun - 07 Oct
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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29 Jun - 22 Jul

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Textile art exhibition - Through the Century

29 Jun - 22 Jul
Along with the latest textile and fiber art pieces, works from the funds of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design will be displayed, presenting the works of the most significant artists of the past period.

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29 Jun

Concerts (shows)

Folk dance ensemble Teiksma performance - A Moment Before

29 Jun
A Moment Before - an original and exciting dance performance performed by one of Latvia's best folk dance ensembles Teiksma. The performance will allow the viewers to observe the mysterious behind-the-scenes world of the ensemble, allowing the audience to feel the emotions of rehearsals and together experience the work which has been put in to create these traditional Latvian dances.

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30 Jun - 26 Aug

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Folk and Applied Art Exhibition - The Joy of Creation

30 Jun - 26 Aug
This exhibition will be created integrating a number of different themes — the crafstmanship embeded in Latvian folk and applied arts, their variety, and the personal nature of this kind of art. The exhibition will be displayed using modern technological solutions, with an emphasis on interactivity. Enjoy this brethtaking journey through the heart of Latvian Folk and Applied Arts.

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17 Jun - 30 Jun

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Wagner in Riga - creative project

17 Jun - 30 Jun
Visitors have the opportunity to see a series of paintings "Feeling Wagner" devoted to Wagner’s operas by modern artist Viktor Vasiliev. They can listen to paraphrases of Wagner music for piano by modern composer Anton Boldyrev and learn more about the life and feelings of Richard Wagner during his times in Riga from the story by Viacheslav Vlasov called “The Reunion on Daugava shores”.

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01 Jul - 30 Sep

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Exhibit "My Bird"

01 Jul - 30 Sep
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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04 Jul - 08 Jul

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Exhibition of roses

04 Jul - 08 Jul
Every July the Latvian Museum of Natural History is flooded in scent of roses. Roses are invincible in their diversity, therefore sometimes it is hard to select the right variety for one's garden or character. The rich supply at the exhibition and the experienced gardeners from Latroze nursery will help to find the variety that best fits your needs.

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07 Jul - 30 Sep

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Imants Tillers solo exhibition - Journey to Nowhere

07 Jul - 30 Sep
Imants Tillers is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Born in a Latvian migrant family in Sydney (1950), Tillers is referred to as a “thought-provoking” artist and his art is considered to be the quintessence of postmodernism. Seventy works have been selected for this exhibition. The works chosen demonstrate the development of Tillers’s creative oeuvre over a period of more than forty years.

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11 Jul - 15 Jul

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Exhibition of lilies

11 Jul - 15 Jul
Gardening enthusiasts and fans of lilies are invited to visit the Latvian Museum of Natural History where the annual exhibition of the royal flowers will be held in cooperation with "Lilium Balticum" society. The diversity in lilies is huge and anyone can find their most favorite variety based on the height, color and blooming time. Thanks to different blooming periods, one can enjoy the splendor of lilies all summer long.

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19 Jun - 15 Jul

Exhibitions

Photo studio Rīga exhibition - Song and Dance Festival

19 Jun - 15 Jul
A retrospective photo exhibition by member of the photography club, where moments from Song and Dance Festivals from the past have been captured - choirs performing on the grand stage, chief conductors Imants and Gvido Kokars, grand dance performances at the Daugava Stadium, the festival procession, moments between performances, festival atmosphere, as well as the joy and emotions of festival participants.

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17 Jul - 26 Aug

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Global Center for Latvian Art exhibition

17 Jul - 26 Aug
The Global Center for Latvian Art was created to promote, preserve and exhibit the work of artists who were exiled from Latvia in the wake of the Second World War, as well as other artists of Latvian descent who work primarily outside of Latvia. The Global Center for Latvian Art is located in Cēsis, and this exhibition will be a rare opportunity to view art pieces from the center's collection in Riga.

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26 Jul - 29 Jul

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Exhibition of daylilies

26 Jul - 29 Jul
The life of a blossom of a daylily is short, but rich - it blooms for just 24 hours, while new blossoms are opening every day for two months. An exhibition that has been organized in cooperation with "Hedera Gardens" every day will display more than 100 different daylilies (Hemerocallis).

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26 Jul - 25 Aug

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Juris Ģērmanis solo exhibition - Women and Nature

26 Jul - 25 Aug
The exhibition will feature Juris Ģērmanis' most recent work of the past year, combining two sources of inspiration for the artist - women and nature. The artist has participated in many in plein-airs over the years, grasping nature's mood in his artwork. The artist has also always been interested in portraits, especially those of the feminine kind - women as objects of aesthetic wonder. Ģērmanis' work is a combination of technical virtuosity and lightness with classical painting and European art traditions.

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27 Jul - 26 Aug

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Sculpture exhibition - Road

27 Jul - 26 Aug
The exhibition is a dedication to Latvia's centenary and reflects development of Latvia's professional sculpture in the past 100 years. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Latvian Center of Sculptors.

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16 Jun - 12 Aug

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Group exhibition - Clone

16 Jun - 12 Aug
The exhibition Clone (Klons in Latvian) is explained in two aspects. On one hand, a clay klons is an old Latvian identity code, which points out to the origin of the ceramic material and its quality. On the other hand, the word clone highlights the opportunities provided by modern technologies - creating a clone for anything. In combining these two aspects, the artists will search for their ideas through a self-portrait prism.

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15 Aug - 19 Aug

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Exhibition of swordlilies

15 Aug - 19 Aug
The smallest swordlily bulb at the end of summer turns into a royal flower and has always been a sign of the first days of autumn. Blossoms can be used in various ways - in flower bouquets, in compositions. By regularly removing the old blossoms, swordlilies stay beautiful for a long time. This year cultivators and collectors of the Latvian Gladiolus and Iris Society will present more than 150 varieties of swordlilies.

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17 Aug - 14 Oct

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Juris Bergins' exhibition - From Abel to Cain

17 Aug - 14 Oct
Juris Bergins is one of the outstanding Latvian ceramists whose character is brightly visible in Latvian and European art. The artist currently is living and working in Lithuania. Juris Bergins is known for his extravagant style - bright works, full of symbols that wittily refer to artifacts of the time. The exhibition will display that artist's original pieces made in the past years.

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22 Aug - 26 Aug

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Exhibition of tomatoes

22 Aug - 26 Aug
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Artūrs Silde's gardeners' club "Tomāts" ("Tomato"), and collectors from Latvia will participate in the exhibition, offering several hundreds of varieties of tomatoes, sweet peppers and chilli peppers. During the exhibition, it will be possible to consult with professionals - Latvia's experienced tomato growers - and purchase seeds.

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25 Aug - 30 Nov

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Exhibition - Baltic Oaks

25 Aug - 30 Nov
The exhibition consists of Dutch and Flemish 16th–17th century paintings on wooden panels made of oak. The essence of this project is the identification of these oaks with DNA and dendrochronological methods to confirm the assumption that they are the Baltic oak trees sent to the Netherlands during the flourishing of the Hanseatic time.

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08 Jun - 26 Aug

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Textile artist Egils Rozenbergs' solo exhibition - Transfiguration

08 Jun - 26 Aug
Every era is characterized by certain symbols and signs, and Egils Rozenbergs with his woven objects seeks to demonstrate the means of expression fit for the environment of electronic industry and microchips typical of the electronic and digital era of the late 20th century and the early 21st century.

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14 Jun - 28 Aug

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Exhibition - Mystery. Ritual Art

14 Jun - 28 Aug
Art of different directions is represented at the exhibition, offering works of the most favourite Latvian artists. Sometimes creation of a piece of art coincides with the essence of the ritual. Sometimes ritual and art is the same. Also, there might be nothing in common in creation of art and ritual because it is a work demanding patience and precision, but as a result the artist opens his portal to the world that so far had been unavailable to others.

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25 May - 31 Aug

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Jewelry exhibition - Dandelion Fluff's Flight Through the Universe

25 May - 31 Aug
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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