Exhibition “Lilies-of-the-valley”


During the glorious summer flowering the museum "Riga Art Nouveau Centre" invites You to the exhibition “Lilies-of-the-valley”. Multiple interior items, dishes and postcards from the collections of ten Latvian museums, Academic Library of the University of Latvia and several private collections are on display.

Lily-of-the-valley delights with its elegant, fragile flowers and charms with its sweet scent. In many European countries, it is a symbol of purity, joy, love, sincerity, happiness and success. In various decorations, lilies-of-the-valley are depicted both alone and together with other flowers - forget-me-nots, violets, lilacs and even roses.
In the exhibition, lilies-of-the-valley will be seen on various objects made in the period starting from the Classicism to the present day - glass, porcelain and metal dishes, interior items, works of art, magazines and postcards.
Among the diverse range of objects in the exhibition, the Art Nouveau period plates with an elegant lily-of-the-valley and lilac decal, which were used in the once popular restaurant "Edinburgas Parks", are particularly noteworthy. Every visitor to the museum will be delighted by exquisite colored glass vases, Villeroy & Boch majolica plates, a painting by Gederts Elias and one of the unique silver forges of the silversmith Oleg Auzers.
The exhibition features items from the collection of the museum "Riga Art Nouveau centre", as well as from the collections of Cēsu Museum of History and Art, Gederts Elias Jelgava Museum of History and Art, the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia, Limbazhi Museum, the Museum of Writing and Music, Riga Porcelain Museum, Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Rundale Palace, Talsi County Museum, University of Latvia Academic Library and several private collections.

The exhibition " Lilies-of-the-valley " can be visited at the museum "Riga Art Nouveau Centre" from May 31st till October 8th, 2024. The museum is open from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. every day except Mondays.