Art Museums in Riga

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Art Museums in Riga

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  • Kalina
    Plymouth, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friends and I had few extra hours to spend and decided to visit the museum. It did not disappoint, the Latvian art throughout the years was very exciting to see with some breath taking pieces while others , disturbing. I hugely recommend going as you will definitely find a piece / era you like. We were very very lucky to catch the Jazeps Grosvalds exhibition. The prices were good and even better if you’re a student as they offer students discounts ( we were Uk students so they accept foreign students cards)
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is located in the old Riga Bourse building that is a stunning architectural building. It was built between 1852 and 1855 in the style of a Venetian Renaissance palazzo.

    On the 4th floor is a classical exhibition of West European paintings, a porcelain collection, and a silver collection.

    On the 3rd floor is the Gallery of Oriental Art. It displays art from the Far East and the Middle East. In the safe of the gallery is an Egyptian mummy in a wooden sarcophagus.

    After reconstruction, the 1st-floor halls have been turned into exhibition halls offering modern art.

    Some aspects of this museum were a little disturbing. The lighting could be better in the main hall. The surface of the paintings was so shiny that some of them were hard to look. Also, the security personnel was very visible. We got the feeling that they followed us all the time on the 4th floor standing just a few meters behind us.

    If you have to choose only one art museum in Riga, I would recommend the Latvian National Museum of Art.
    Written 12 March 2019
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  • Ravennor
    Stockholm, Sweden115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice little museum with Latvian arts and crafts from the twenties and forward. An interesting collection of soviet 20ies inspired china was extra fun, but also there is a collection of various modern Latvian arts and craft artists and designers. Worth a visit. When were were there there was also a wonderful special exhibition of the textile designer Edite Pauls Vienere which was truly world class, but we were there the last day, so that cant be seen any more even though there are a few works of her at the permanent exhibition.
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • Ivars B
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this digital museum with my wife and baby. The experience was great, the graphics combined with audial performance really made me feel like I was a part of the show and see worlds famous artists from a new perspective.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • Rolf L
    Oslo, Norway243 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The same entrance as the Jugend museum on the ground floor. A fascinating staircase leads you up to this artists atelier and flat. Fairly spartanly furnished, but giving you a good impression of how an artists life could be at this particular time period. It seems to be free to take pictures .....
    Written 20 February 2019
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  • Olwyn H
    Ipswich, UK249 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went in here looking for an amber ring. unfortunately they had none in my size, as I have very big bones! the varieties on sale were amazing. we never knew amber came in so many different colours, A fabulous display
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • Vladimir K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome museum of museum of antiques. We went there with my family of me, wife and two young ladies. Everybody were very inspired. Despite it's not very big museum there is a lot of art to see and listen many interesting stories (it took approx 1 hour)! Thank you Alexandra for your hospitality and the exciting trip in "Pavillon du Collectionneur" !!!
    Written 15 May 2017
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines24,395 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a large exhibition hall that usually displays paintings and other types of art. The building used to be the arsenal under the Tsar and was constructed at the end of the 19th century. It is easy to recognise as there are sculptured heads outside .
    Written 26 June 2019
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  • Martin J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one highlight of our trip to Riga. For context we and our friends are 55-60 years old and British. We are not avid contemporary art enthusiasts but like to visit galleries when travelling. Can't say we liked all the exhibits in the Oct 23 collection but it was thought and conversation provoking, which is the point, and all exhibits clearly took skill and time to create. The cafe bar and the staff were welcoming and very enjoyable. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 17 October 2023
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  • Ilze J
    Riga, Latvia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A step back in time. Art, furniture,clothes, music, videos. a true immersion. These were very famous Latvian artists who exhibited also in Paris at the time. They were part of the new modern painters of Latvia before WWII.
    Written 6 February 2019
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel40,999 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    With a 10 Euro entree fee, we thought this would be a modern art museum/gallery, but it proved to be a ridiculous place we finished to explore in less than 10 minutes.
    The art is average, at best.
    Skip it.
    Written 1 November 2023
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