Latvian National Museum Of Art, Riga

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The Latvian National Museum of Art (Latvian: Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs) is the richest collection of national art in Latvia. It houses more than 52,000 works of art reflecting the development of professional art in the Baltic area and in Latvia from the middle of the 18th century until the present time.

The museum is located in building in Riga, which is historically significant. The building at 1, Janis Rozentāls sq. was designed by the German architect Wilhelm Neumann and built in 1905 — it is one of the most impressive historical buildings on the boulevard and is situated next to the Academy of Art. It was the first building in the Baltics to be built for the purposes of a museum. Between 2010 and 2015 museum underwent a reconstruction, during which the total size of the building was doubled.
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  • Beautiful and interesting temporary and permanent exhibitions in a beautiful location. Highly recommended visit. 
    Beautiful and interesting temporary and permanent exhibitions in a beautiful location. Highly recommended visit.  more »
  • Needs a couple of hours. The paintings in the basement by Purvītis, are the most astonishing snow scenes that I've seen, with emotions diffusing out of the canvas. There's a wide range of... 
    Needs a couple of hours. The paintings in the basement by Purvītis, are the most astonishing snow scenes that I've seen, with emotions diffusing out of the canvas. There's a wide range of...  more »
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  • Loved it! The entry fee (for all the exhibitions) was only 6€!! They also had an app you could download for an audio guide, they had it well done and I really enjoyed listening to it! I liked all the exhibitions, from contemporary art to classical and some sculptures. They even had a terrace on the top floor with a nice view on the city!
  • We very much enjoyed this museum. One wing was closed for renovation, but what we saw was excellent. We appreciated the opportunity to learn about the history of Latvian art and artists. There are descriptions in English and the museum itself was beautiful! Will return when back in Riga.

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