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Latvian National Museum Of Art

10a K. Valdemara Street, Riga LV-1010, Latvia
(+371) 67 324461
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Ranked #55 of 83 attractions in Riga
Type: Art Museums
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Cambridge England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

How curious to close the museum for renovation in the year of being European City of Culture 2014! Not the only thing closed either so a considerable disappointment and poor planning on someone's part.

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Crete, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Visitors should know that the museum is closed for renovation pursuant to Riga's 2014 designation as Europe's cultural city.

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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The main venue of the National Museum of Art is closed for refurbishment, but side venues, like the Arsenals, is still open. The current exhibition showed the obvious: Art exists in dialogue with the community around the artists. The Latvian artists in exile became Californian, German, Swedish and Australian artist. Any particular Latvian influence is not possible to trace. Despite... More

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Well worth a visit. An interesting collection of Art from Latvia and elsewhere. Easy walking distance from the town centre

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The flat of the artist couple Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova in Elizabete iela is now a musum under Latvian National Museum Of Art. It's closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and not that easy to find, although it is on Riga's main street just a stone throw from the landmark Hotel Latvija. We visited in March, and were not too surprised... More

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The main building is very impressive, but you got to see the paintings if you like art. I heard the main building is under renovation.

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Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The work of Klucis was a real find, we had not heard of him or seen his work, mainly photographic collage during the Russian constructivist period. I found the work exciting and the film interesting full of original footage and informative about art during the 30s. Unbelievable that he was arrested and shot after the amount of work he had... More

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Tulle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

A wide collection of art which told a story about Latvia and its art history. Very fair price too. I loved the late 19th century works of Latvian landscapes.

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We really enjoyed the film biography about Latvian avant-garde artist and photographer Gustav Klutsis.

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Listowel, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Building is wonderful, collection is massive and reflecting different periods. I believe then its down to personal taste, I founded this to be a depressing museum, art in soviet time was only used for propaganda so was that really art? Most of the paintings for other era are dark, and gloomy in the style and subjects. Still go for the... More

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