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Latvian National Museum of Art

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Subject: List of museums in Latvia, Riga
Collection: 1905 Establishments in Latvia, 1905 Establishments in Russia, Art Museums and Galleries in Latvia, Art Museums Established in 1905, Museums in Riga, National Museums in Latvia
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Latvian National Museum of Art

Latvian National Museum of Art building at 10a K. Valdemara Street
Arkādija, by Janis Rozentāls, 1916

The Latvian National Museum of Art (Latvian: Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs) is the richest collection of national art in Latvia. It houses more than 52,000 works of art reflecting the development of professional art in the Baltic area and in Latvia from the middle of the 18th century up until the present time. It also features Russian art from the 16th to the first half of the 20th century.

The museum is located in two buildings in Riga, both of which are historically significant. The building at 10a K. Valdemara Street was designed by the German architect Wilhelm Neumann and built in 1905[1] — it is one of the most impressive historical buildings on the boulevard. It was the first building in the Baltics to be built for the purpose of being a museum.

The museum is currently undergoing renovations and will be closed until 2015.[2]

External links

  1. ^ Latvian National Museum of Art
  2. ^
  • Museum website

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