Mark Rothko Art Centre

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Mark Rothko Art Centre in the Daugavpils fortress
Opening of Gaudeamus festival in 2014 next to the Mark Rothko Art Centre.

Mark Rothko Art Centre (Latvian: Daugavpils Marka Rotko mākslas centrsDMRAC) is a multi-functional institution of culture, arts and education, located inside the arsenal building of the Daugavpils fortress in Daugavpils, Latvia. It is a unique place in Eastern Europe, where the original paintings of Mark Rothko are located. He was one of the great artists of the 20th century, a founder of the abstract expressionism movement, best known for his enigmatic color field paintings.

The DMRAC features: Rothko Room with original works exposed; Collection of museum quality reproductions; Silent Room; digital exposition on the artist’s biography and creative activities; Project Gallery exposition, collection of contemporary arts; exhibitions of the Great Children of Daugavpils (former Dvinsk, Dünaburg).

DMRAC facilities: the residences for artists, video hall, archive/library, conference/seminar facilities, meeting rooms, restaurant.

Project development of the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre:

  • 2002: the birth of idea of the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre's foundation;
  • 2013, April 24: opening of the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre;
  • 2013, September 25: Mark's Rothko 110th anniversary celebrations.

Mark Rothko paintings[edit]

Six artworks loaned by Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko are on display at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Arts Centre:

  • Mother and Child, 1934
  • Sacrifice of Iphigenia, 1942[1]
  • The High Priest, 1945
  • Untitled, 1948
  • Nr 7 (orange and chocolate), 1957
  • No. 10 (brown, black, sienna on dark wine), 1963


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Coordinates: 55°53′02″N 26°29′51″E / 55.88389°N 26.49750°E / 55.88389; 26.49750