The way through the Christmas Trees 2017
08 Dec - 14 Jan
The festival began 2010. with an aim to showcase various Christmas ornaments and promote creative expression in an urban environment. The idea behind the festival stems from the legend of Riga as the place that was first to introduce the Christmas tree in 1510, when the first tree was placed in the market square and decorated by members of the Blackheads order.
Night of Museums 2018
Night of Museums is held simultaneously in all European countries free of charge.
Contemporary art exhibition NNN
07 Oct - 19 Nov
The exhibition NNN, or Nosaukumam Nav Nozīmes (The Title Has no Meaning), will feature new works from a variety of artists, including installations, 2D works and other objects. The artists also utilize a wide range of technologies - from drawings, video and photographs to mechanics. The participants of this project are united by a shared thought process, education and regular cooperation over a period of many years.
Exhibition of Slovak national art
28 Sep - 19 Nov
The exhibition is being organized in cooperation with the Slovakian Embassy in Latvia and the Slovakian National Gallery in Bratislava. The exhibition feature national art items of Slovakia.
Exhibition - Music of Time. Clocks from the collection of the Riga Museum of History and Navigation. From the 17th to 20th centuries.
02 Jun - 26 Nov
The exhibition will display many of the museum's most unique and interesting clocks from its collection. The museum currently has 528 clocks in its collection from the 17th to 20th centuries.
Exhibition Between Two Spaces by Israeli contemporary jewelry and accessory brand Noritamy
17 Nov - 27 Nov
Noritamy is a label of handcrafted jewelry and accessories inspired by art, architecture and sculpture – this creates the individual style of the brand. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings attract with their current interpretation of fashion. At the same time, these works have a classic and delicate eastern charm, which allows to equate them to wearable art.
Exhibition “Stamp stories”
14 Oct - 27 Nov
A stamp exhibition from the Hungarian Stamp Museum, especially created for the Hungarian Days 2017, will give a wide insight into the curious history of postal stamps. Exhibition displays stamps from both Hungary and Latvia. Those interested in postal stamps will have an opportunity to take a glimpse of the first Latvian stamp from 1918.
Contemporary jewelry exhibition - Heartbeats In Winter Mittens
01 Dec - 28 Feb
Different Latvian and international jewelry artists leave their footprints in the snow at the exhibition Heartbeats in Winter Mittens.
Andris Eglītis solo-exhibition
25 Oct - 02 Dec
Artist Andris Eglītis is not predictable, as he does not keep to one specific idea or style. Andris Eglītis has a distinctive interest in the relation between space, material and importance. ''I create some sort of stereotype, which people then begin to associate me with, and then I quickly flee from this. There was once Eglītis with mud, then a period - Eglītis constructing, and there was even a period with Eglītis with the skies,'' the artist points out.
Exhibition - The Magic of Flowers in Herend Porcelain
03 Oct - 03 Dec
Flower themes on Herend porcelain appear as shapes, decoration and in the details. The exhibition will be an excellent opportunity to view this magnificent Hungarian porcelain collection in one place.
Exhibition “Explore Hungarian Literature!”
05 Oct - 05 Dec
During Hungarian Days 2017 the Hungarian literature will be celebrated with a book corner at the National Library of Latvia (AsiaRes, M floor) where a collection with almost two hundred books of such remarkable Hungarian writers as Magda Szabó, Sándor Márai, Erika Bartos and many more will be available for readers.
Exhibition - Tapio Wirkkala. A poet in Glass and Silver
13 Oct - 06 Dec
Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) is one of the icons of Finnish design, who has inspired several generations of artists not only in Finland, but around the world. For the first time ever in Latvia, this exhibition will offer visitors the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the master's extensive work from the Finnish Museum of Glass (Riihimäki), and from the private collection of Kyösti Kakkonen.
Dainis Pundurs solo-exhibition - Keramika
06 Dec - 13 Jan
Artist Dainis Pundurs (1965) has chosen clay, stone clay and porcelain as the visualization materials for his thoughts and view of the world - basically, all ceramics materials. This is likely due to the fact that the artist is from Latgale, the region of Latvia with deep and strong ceramics, more precisely pottery, traditions. In his essence, Dainis Pundurs is a conceptualist. Each piece of work, collection or exhibition has a certain concept.
Exhibition - Christmas
07 Dec - 14 Jan
It has already become a tradition to decorate the interior of the Riga Art Nouveau Museum with typical Christmas decorations and ornaments from the beginning of the 20th century.
Exhibition - Pastels of Aleksandra Beļcova
12 Sep - 09 Dec
The painting of delicate, light and colorful pastels was very close to the heart of Latvian artist Aleksandra Beļcova (Александра Бельцова, 1892–1981), and she painted pastels frequently. Portraits, landscapes, nudes and scenes of nature allow the viewer to appreciate the virtuoso artist's skill of pastel painting.
Exhibition - You've Got 1234 Unread Messages. Last Generation Before the Internet. Their Lives.
09 Dec - 04 Feb
The exhibition deals with the recent past when the quest for one's identity and communication with others took place in the analogue, instead of digital, environment. The exhibition is designed to uncover the cultural layer of the era that ended not so long ago. The combination of artworks and various everyday 'micro-historical' objects will serve as an introduction to some 20th century individuals and wider currents, which challenged the commonly accepted boundaries between art and everyday life.
11th International Small Form Porcelain Exhibition in Riga
12 Oct - 10 Dec
Since 2006, the Riga Porcelain Museum has been organizing the annual International Small Form Porcelain Exhibition, gathering artists from all over the world. The aim of the exhibition is to show the newest art pieces by Latvian and foreign artists which are at least 70% porcelain and do not exceed 15x15x15 cm in their dimensions. The diversity of the artists and the art pieces allow to demonstrate a mini cross-section of contemporary ceramics trends, as all of the pieces of art on display have been created within the past two years, and frequently especially for this exhibition.
Exhibition - Latvian Ballet Legend Arvīds Ozoliņš in Paintings and Drawings by Aleksandra Beļcova
12 Dec - 17 Mar
The friendship between the prominent Latvian ballet dancer Arvīds Ozoliņš (1908-1996) and the artist Aleksandra Beļcova (1892-1981) began in the 1930s. This was also the time when the first portraits of Ozoliņš created Beļcova appeared. In the subsequent years as well, up to her death, the painter continue to paint portraits of the ballet dancer during his rehearsals, backstage, in the makeup room, as well as in relaxing atmosphere settings. These works reveal the personality of the dancer, and illustrate the development Belcova's creative work.
Synergy: contemporary tendencies in metal art and design
15 Dec - 28 Jan
This exhibition will highlight current artistic trends and creative directions in the experimental, innovative and classic forms of decorative art, objects and design items involving metal.
15 Dec - 11 Feb
Seven artists have teamed up to put together the Lila exhibition - Sanita Ābelīte, Arta Baltā, Ilze Emse-Grīnberga, Gundega Hagendorfa, Ieva Kalniņa, Gita Ruģēna and Elīna Titāne. The title of the exhibition Lila comes from the Hindu culture, which describes the world as playground of the gods. The exhibition's theme is each author's freedom to interpret their own ideas, from the conceptual, to the sensitive nuanced and philosophical, all the way to witty and ironic ideas.
Graphic artist Roberts Koļcovs exhibition - Indirect Communication
15 Dec - 29 Dec
For the exhibition, the artist has prepared a variety of works, containing large scale paintings, ceramic masks, as well as graphic works, that have been made during the last year. With these works, the artist continues his interdisciplinary (painting, sculpture, graphic) communication, that has existed in his works from the beginning of his creative expressions.
Exhibition “Version - Latvians: Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896”
27 Oct - 17 Dec
The Latvian ethnographic exhibit held 121 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.
Exhibition - Daugava Must Be
21 Sep - 17 Dec
The exhibition puts on emphasis on two events, which the Latvian people have in their collective memories about the Daugava River: the struggle of the Latvian people in 1958-1959 to save the Koknese canyon and the Staburags cliff from the construction of the Lenin Hydro-Electric Power plant in Pļaviņas, and the 1986-1987 campaign to rescue the flooding of the Augšdaugava (Upper Daugava) valley with the construction of another hydro-electric power plant in Daugavpils. The exhibition will tell about what was lost when public opinion failed, and what was rescued when it prevailed.
Photo exhibition - Latgalian in the XXI Century
17 Nov - 17 Dec
As Latvia's centennial anniversary approaches, a special exhibition is being organized in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Latgale Congress, which took place in 1917 in Rēzekne. This was one of the events which helped turn Latvia into a unified and independent country, whose 100-year anniversary will be celebrated already in 2018. The masters of photography participating in this exhibition will allow visitors to take a look into the region's core values - the people of Latgale, their way of life, as well as connection with God, nature and work.