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10 Jun

Exhibitions

World Art Nouveau Day

10 Jun
To celebrate World Art Nouveau Day, which traditionally is held on June 10 in Reseau Art Nouevau Network cities, including Riga, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to take a tour of buildings designed by architect Mikhail Eisenstein. This is one of the event's marking the 150th anniversary of the famous architect.

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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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21 Apr - 04 Jun

Exhibitions

Exhibit: The Jāzeps Pīgoznis Award for Latvian Landscape Painting

21 Apr - 04 Jun
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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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

Exhibitions

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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29 Apr - 18 Jun

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Exhibition "Romans Suta - 120. Universal Art Formula"

29 Apr - 18 Jun
An exhibition hall of the Museum of Decorative Art and Design plans to present a part of creative heritage of Romans Suta that has not been studied much before - applied art and design, as he was one of the first persons in Latvia to purposefully develop the link "consumer-producer-artist". We would like to present Romans Suta in a new light as a multifaceted personality of his time and the new country, to present the master not only as a painter and graphic artist, but also as one of the artists who laid the foundation for the Latvian design school.

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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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27 Apr - 11 Jun

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition by Tomas Daunora

27 Apr - 11 Jun
Toma J. Daunora (1965) is one of the leading ceramists in Lithuania. He is a graduate of the Vilnius Academy of Art, curator and participant of many foreign symposia and exhibitions, the author and curator of the Gobis/Outside Expo project, director of the Kwadratas Group and director of the Center of Design at the Vilnius Academy of Art. He makes his projects in the field of pottery, ceramic sculpture, watercolor painting and drawing. The exhibition will feature many of the artist's latest works.

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25 May - 10 Sep

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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 - 18 Jun

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Exhibition - European Cultural Lifestyle in Ceramics from Baroque Until Today

07 Apr - 18 Jun
The exhibition provides a chance to get acquainted to the European ceramics history via the perspective of museum collections from eight countries. About 200 ceramic works will be displayed in different settings (historical or social trends). This will offer a particular vision of the European lifestyles from the 17th century up to nowadays. The aim of this project is to document the use of ceramics in different European geographical, historical and cultural contexts, starting from the Baroque period to the present day, with reference to future challenges.

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