Exhibition “Beer Mugs and Vessels” at the Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre”


As the Latvian national solstice festival is approaching, the Museum is offering its visitors an opportunity to see an exhibition devoted to one of the most favourite Latvian drinks. During the solstice, the magnificence of nature will also be present at the Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” where the elegant Art Nouveau interior will be supplemented with flower compositions from plants characteristic to this period of time. The Collection of postcards in Līgo spirit is diverse both black and white, with landscapes in nature, flower bouquets and guests arriving for the celebration, the photos also feature local beer breweries, for example, Ilgezeem or Ilguciems beer brewery. The postcards are supplemented with Latvian folksongs on the celebration of Midsummer. Only during this celebration the Museum exposition will feature more than 70 different glass beer bottles from 1920s-30s as well as beer ceramic, faience and glass mugs with the celebration requisites – oak-tree leaves, ears of grain, meadow flowers and the celebration guests.
This year brewery Ilgezeem is celebrating its 155 anniversary. Ilgezeem was founded in 1863 in Hilgezeemtika suburb of Riga. During the opening event of the exhibition, the visitors will have an opportunity not only to see the historic photos of the brewery, but also try the Kraft line beer, which was created following 150 year old beer brewing recipes.
Working hours of the Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” during the festival:
22 June from 10.00 to 18.00
23. June from 10.00 to 18.00
24. June from 10.00 to 18.00