Visitors should know that the museum is closed for renovation pursuant to Riga's 2014 designation as Europe's cultural city.
The main venue of the National Museum of Art is closed for refurbishment, but side venues, like the Arsenals, is still open. The current exhibition showed the obvious: Art exists in dialogue with the community around the artists. The Latvian artists in exile became Californian, German, Swedish and Australian artist. Any particular Latvian influence is not possible to trace. Despite... More
The flat of the artist couple Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova in Elizabete iela is now a musum under Latvian National Museum Of Art. It's closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and not that easy to find, although it is on Riga's main street just a stone throw from the landmark Hotel Latvija. We visited in March, and were not too surprised... More
The main building is very impressive, but you got to see the paintings if you like art. I heard the main building is under renovation.
The work of Klucis was a real find, we had not heard of him or seen his work, mainly photographic collage during the Russian constructivist period. I found the work exciting and the film interesting full of original footage and informative about art during the 30s. Unbelievable that he was arrested and shot after the amount of work he had... More
We really enjoyed the film biography about Latvian avant-garde artist and photographer Gustav Klutsis.
Building is wonderful, collection is massive and reflecting different periods. I believe then its down to personal taste, I founded this to be a depressing museum, art in soviet time was only used for propaganda so was that really art? Most of the paintings for other era are dark, and gloomy in the style and subjects. Still go for the... More
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