Latvian National Museum of Art
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- Latvian National Museum of Art
- 1 Janis Rozentāls Square Riga, LV-1010 Latvia
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Housed in a grand old building to the North of the Old Town, the Latvian National Museum of Art is a treat for all but the most ardent philistine. The sweeping marble staircase and red carpet in the Museum's atrium provide you with the VIP welcome that an art-lover deserves, and the exhibits themselves are very impressive too. Admittedly many of the artists on show here could be accused of being derivative in terms of style but some great technical mastery is on display, and the room dedicated to the Roerich father and son combo is worth the entrance fee alone. These two wanderers went off to India and found enlightenment before developing their distinctive style.
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Really nice collection of XIX century vanguards. They have movements represented such as impressionism or cubism but from the Russian/Latvian perspective. Authors are not as well known as the French ones so paintings are still impressive. It well worths a 45 min visit. The building is also impressive. I wouldn't go party with guides eider, but felt that they where willing to help.