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Art Museum Riga Bourse

Dome Square 6, Riga, Latvia
+37167226467
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Ranked #27 of 76 Attractions in Riga
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Absolutely stunning gallery, but be prepared to be stalked by the attendants. The building itself is opulent, and it's really refreshing to see so much Germanic art. Would definitely recommend.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Most Riga attractions can be appreciated from the outside but if there is only one building where you should go inside, it is this. A surprising and eclectic collection of Western European art on the 4th floor and Oriental art on the 3rd floor. The 4th floor included some stunning Meissen porcelain which nearly matches that on display in Dresden,... More

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La Grange, IL
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205 reviews 205 reviews
48 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
37 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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312 reviews 312 reviews
107 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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422 reviews 422 reviews
236 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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