Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” invites 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 art gallery “Riga Art Space” at Kungu iela 3, Riga.
Exhibition “Art Nouveau in Riga. Ten Years of 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. 10 Years of 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 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 art gallery “Riga Art Space” at Kungu iela 3.