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"Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection"

21.06.-22.09.2019.

From 21 June, 2019, the exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection” welcomes visitors at the art gallery “Riga Art Space”. The exhibition introduces the collection the museum has created over a decade through very accurate and purposeful work. Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” is the only museum in Latvia that preserves and promotes the cultural and historic heritage of Art Nouveau.

“Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection” offers a diverse and interactive insight in the cultural and historic heritage of Riga Art Nouveau in the European context. It introduces the visitors with the aesthetic world, culture and household traditions of the beginnings of 1900s.

The exhibited objects are surprisingly refined and elegant in their style. The wide ranging porcelain, faience, glass and metal collections, interior objects, luxuriant female and male clothing and accessories, books and periodicals provide an insight in the art life of the inhabitants of Riga and illustrate the culture aspirations and daily routine of 1900s. The handicrafts inherited from generation to generation demonstrate the creative skill of the women practising crafts. The photos and photo albums feature the technical capacity of Riga photo shops and show the clothing characteristic to the Art Nouveau period. The painting and graphic art collection of the museum shows the pieces created by several outstanding artists of the Art Nouveau period, such as Rozentals, Borherts, Brencens etc. The exhibition also provides an insight into the creative activities of two outstanding architects: Konstantins Peksens and Vilhelms Bokslafs. The visitors will also see the lounge and dining room interiors characteristic to the beginnings of the 20th century featuring authentic elements of the style.

In the exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection” the visitor through the diverse set of artefacts of the period will find an attractive, wide ranging presentation of the aesthetic values and culture and history processes of the period, their significance and influences both in Riga and European context.

The exhibition is organized by the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” of the Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council and art gallery “Riga Art Space”.

Exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection” will be open at Riga Art Space, Kungu iela 3, until 22 September, 2019.

Guided tours in exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection”

02.08.-30.08.2019.

Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” and "Riga Art Space" invite the inhabitants and guests of Riga to visit the exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection” and attend guided tours in the exhibition each July and August Friday at 14.00 and 16.00 at exhibition hall “Riga Art Space” at Kungu iela 3, Riga. 

Exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection” in a diverse and interactive way shows the culture and history heritage of Art Nouveau in the European context and introduces its visitors to the aesthetic world and mode of life of the beginnings of the 20th century. The exhibition presents the purposefully and accurately created collections the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” has stocked over a decade: glass, metal, porcelain, printed materials etc. The exhibits also feature the parlour and dining room interiors in the Art Nouveau style characteristic to the beginnings of the 20th century. On show there are paintings by Janis Rozentals, Bernhards Boherts, Karlis Brencens and other artists. 

The exhibition was inspired by the 700th Anniversary Exhibition of Riga where various industrialists and artisans demonstrated their achievements. In 1901, a whole new city of wooden Art Nouveau buildings was created in Esplanade Park in the centre of Riga where the visitors could learn the modern trends and the diverse reflections of the new style in all possible areas: furniture manufacturing, glass and porcelain production, applied art and graphic book design. 

To introduce the visitors to the exhibition the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” invites everybody to attend guided tours. The guides dressed in costumes of early 1900s will help the visitors feel the atmosphere of the epoch and get acquainted with the exhibition, its concept and diverse range of exhibits.

Authors of the exhibition concept “Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection”: Agrita Tipāne, Liesma Markova, scenic designer – Liesma Markova.

The exhibition is organized by the Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council and art gallery Riga Art Space. 

The tours will take place on 19 and 29 of July and 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 of August at 14.00 in Latvian and 16.00 in English.

The price of the ticket for the guided tour in Latvian at 14.00 is 8.00 EUR.
The price of the ticket for the guided tour in English at 16.00 is 10.00 EUR.
Booking the tour in advance is not necessary.

Exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. 10 Years of Collection” will be on until 22 September, 2019 at “Riga Art Space” at Kungu iela 3.

Concert evenings at the exhibition "Art Nouveau in Riga. A Decade of the Collection"

22.08.2019.

We welcome you to a true 1920s salon accompanied by vocal and instrumental chamber music, solo songs, duets, waltz, piano four hands, as well as piano. 2 ladies and 2 gentlemen, in beautiful evening dress.

18 JULY at 18:00

22 AUGUST at 18:00

Performers:

Evija MARTINSONE (soprano)

Agnese EGLIŅA (piano)

Nauris INDZERIS (baritone and moderator)

Rihards PLEŠANOVS (piano)

You will hear works by: 

Joh. Brahms, Fr. Schubert, E. Grieg, J. Sibelius, M. Ravel, E. Dārziņš, Alfr. Kalniņš, J. Mediņš and others. 

TICKETS (7 EUR) AVAILABLE BEFORE THE CONCERT

AT THE EXHIBITION HALL “RIGA ART SPACE”, KUNGU IELĀ 3

The ticket price includes entry to the exhibition after the concert.