Mark Rothko Art Centre
Mark Rothko Art Centre (Latvian: Daugavpils Marka Rotko mākslas centrs – DMRAC) 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
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
- 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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