Latvian National Museum of Art

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Latvian National Museum of Art logo.png
Latvian National Museum of Art building at 10a K. Valdemara Street

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 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 and is situated next to the Academy of Art. It was the first building in the Baltics to be built for the purposes of a museum.

The museum closed to undergo renovations from February 2013 until May 2016.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°57′21″N 24°06′47″E / 56.955775°N 24.113123°E / 56.955775; 24.113123