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Art Museum Riga Bourse

Dome Square 6, Riga, Latvia
+37167226467
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Ranked #34 of 88 Attractions in Riga
Type: Art Museums
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La Grange, IL
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202 reviews 202 reviews
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm not sure if I liked the building better than the artwork! The old stock exchange inside is just incredible, perfectly preserved and ornate. Art includes oriental, European and Latvian pieces. A fantastic collection of paintings and porcelain. Well worth a visit.

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Philadelphia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This beautifully renovated museum has a good display of European paintings on the fourth floor (it is very good to be able to focus on lesser known painters and admire their outstanding talents) and various "oriental" exhibits (art and crafts from Japan, China, and Indonesia), as well as local Latvian porcelain and pottery collections. A highlight: a special exhibition on... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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96 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A gorgeous building is the old Stock Exchange and the current special exhibition is well worth seeing and if you know nothing about this wonderful artist (we didn't) please stay for the film playing in the room alongside the exhibition. Celmins is amazing and Latvia must be proud of her success. We id not get the opportunity to see the... More

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Riga, Latvia
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Until 22th June 2014 it is possible to see collection of Vija Celmins (USA) works ( paintings, graphics, installations) . I find the essence of Vija Celmins works is to feel again and again things common for everybody - stars, earth, water; simple and clear from my childhood and old as the world. http://rigasbirza.lv/en/home

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This art museum cannot pride itself on having a very impressive regular collection, but being inside the building is worth the trip. Be patient at the ticket office, and check in advance whether the special exhibition deserves buying a more expensive, combined ticket.

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Baltimore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

OK, it's not the Met but if you consider the resources Latvia can put towards an art museum you will be impressed. The building itself is worth a stop .... but the art inside is worth an hour or so. It's an interesting collection, mostly European. I speculate to myself how collections like this are accumulated.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

About 4 floors of art and exhibits from the area and east asia. Not at all boring as art is not my thing-something for most people to see. Very good indeed. At least 2 hours to see.

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Dallas, Texas
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234 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This museum was part of our tour. We really enjoyed this cultural landmark, the history behind it, the opulent interior and faux marble however the exhibits and displays were not that exciting, the permanent collection was a nice selection. The lady in the storage area gave our bag to someone else and luckily we got it back so beware if... More

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Sheffield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Visiting this museum was a very pleasant experience. There were cabinets of French, German and British porcelain as well as oriental vases and much more. Many painting were from artists with which I was not familiar so seeing their art was so good.

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Zurich
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lovely building with a fairly broad range of art. What did most astonish us was the amount of great paintings from artists that are not very famous or hardly ever covered in museums. Nice audioguide .,

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