Latvian National Museum of Art

Latvian National Museum of Art
Rating
83% from 7 reviews
Phone
+371 67324461
Fax
+371 67357408
Website
Latvian National Museum of Art
Address
1 Janis Rozentāls Square Riga, LV-1010 Latvia

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Editor's review

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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Editor Reply Feb 3rd, 2015

A wonderful museum, currently being renovated, and due open in 2016.

Sandra from Spain Reply Sep 26th, 2012

I was in thismuseum in early spring and my experience with guards was pretty nice - they kindly answered to my questions and were not grim :)

Christiana from United Kingdom Reply Sep 25th, 2012

Oh god, I just love the architecture of this building and also art masterpieces in it. Must see!

toby from Brazil Reply Jun 12th, 2011

it is great

Regina from Germany Reply Jun 24th, 2010

The museum has many unknown, but perfectly fine pieces. It's an excellent choice for a rainy day.

Juan from Spain Reply Oct 16th, 2009

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.

Maurice Taylor from United Kingdom Reply Apr 21st, 2008

Impressive building but lighting very poor. Pictures interesting but need better (more varied) presentation. Attendants (guards)looked unhappy & grim.

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