This year is the 150th since the birth of architect Max Scherwinsky. To honor this anniversary a memorial plaque will be unveiled at the building of Riga Centre Primary School of Applied Arts. The Latvian Museum of Architecture will house an exhibition dedicated to the work of Max Scherwinsky from November 12 to January 30, 2010.
The prominent architect Max Gustav Richard Scherwinsky was one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau in Riga. His name has passed into history also as one of the long-term director of Riga Crafts society School for Crafts and the author of Riga 700th anniversary exhibition project.
Architect Eižens Upmanis is organizing commemorative events dedicated to the anniversary of the great architect. These are supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation and executed in collaboration with the Latvian Museum of Architecture and Riga Centre Primary School of Applied Arts. Informative support for the anniversary events is provided by Riga Art Nouveau Centre.
The anniversary events will include an unveiling of a memorial plaque at the building of Riga Centre Primary School of Applied Arts at 34Aspazijas bulvāris, Riga, at 15:00, November 12, 2009.
The same day at 17:00 an exhibition dedicated to his work will be opened at the Latvian Museum of Architecture at 19 Mazās Pils, Riga. The exhibition will be available to the public from November 12 to January 30, 2010.