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MUSEUMS


‘Name For A Woman’ at the Roman Suta &


Aleksandra Be¬cova Museum


ETHNOGRAPHIC OPEN-AIR MUSEUM (Etnografiskais Brîvdabas muzejs) 440 Brîvîbas iela, tel. 67994106, 67994515, fax 67994178, 10.00– 17.00. www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv Authentic 16th


to 19th century Latvian Hyper-


realism at the Arsenåls Museum of Arts


houses, farmsteads, windmills and fishermen’s villages. Situated in a vast pine forest by lake Jugla, it occupies an area of about a 100 hectares. On weekends you can watch traditional craftsmen at work, such as a blacksmith and a woodcarver. The museum even has its own bee-farm and you can taste fresh honey served with country bread. HAPPENINGS


19.03 12.00–16.00 The Great Day (Spring Equinox) Egg dyeing, swinging, ritual outdoor games, folk music groups. 16.04–17.04 10.00–16.00 Easter. Usmas church open for service from 10.00. Songs, games, traditional cus- toms, folklore groups, traditional dishes, craftsman fair.


Latvian National Design Awards 2017 at the Museum of Decorative Art & Design


FASHION MUSEUM IN RIGA 24-1 Grécinieku iela, mob. tel. 20033450, 11.00–18.00. www.fashionmuseumriga.lv With interactive, hands-on exhibits for children and adults, the museum showcases clothing styles over the centuries. The exhibitions are made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Alexandre Vas- siliev Foundation. EXHIBITIONS Until 24.04 Elegance of the 1930s. Unique and elegant dresses from Hol- lywood divas Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Art Deco design and the femme fatale image.


Hyper-realism at the Arsenåls Museum of Arts


LATVIAN NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM


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32 Brîvîbas iela, tel. 67221357, 10.00–17.00. Closed Mon. www.lnvm.lv EXHIBITIONS Until 5.03 ‘Gloves, Mittens’. Until 17.09 ‘The Latvians: An Interpretation. Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896’. 8.03–31.03 Exhibition on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. 6.04–8.09 ‘Centennial of the Congress of Latgale’. Mobile exhibition. 6.04–8.09 ‘Pottery of Latgale: Traditional and Contemporary’.


LATVIAN MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE 19 M. Pils iela (J-2), tel. 67220779, 09.00–17.00, Mon 09.00–18.00, Fri 09.00–16.00. Closed Sat, Sun. www.archmuseum.lv Located in the complex of medieval dwelling houses christened ‘Three Brothers’, in the oldest masonry dwelling house in Riga (end 15th century).


beginning 16th


EXHIBITIONS Until 31.03 ‘Unique Building Shots aka Project + Construction = Architecture’. Photo exhibition.


LATVIAN PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM (Latvijas Fotogråfijas muzejs) 8 Mårsta¬u iela (entrance from Alks nåja iela) (K-3), tel. 67222713, 10.00–17.00, Thr 12.00–19.00. Closed Mon, Tue. www.fotomuzejs.lv The collection contains photographs from those developed by the primi- tive techniques of the 19th to modern ones.


century


LATVIAN RAILWAY HISTORY MUSEUM


2/4 Uzvaras bulv., tel. 65832849, 10.00 - 17.00. Closed Mon, Tue, Sun. www.railwaymuseum.lv Contains more than a thousand items, documents and photographs related to railway communications and signalling equipment, tools and instruments, uniforms and badges.


MUSEUM OF RIGA’S HISTORY AND NAVIGATION (Rîgas Véstures un Ku©niecîbas muzejs) 4 Palasta iela, tel. 67356676, 11.00– 17.00. Closed Mon, Tue. www.rigamuz.lv EXHIBITIONS Until 30.12 ‘The Dome Museum – Temple for Science and Art’. Until 30.12 ‘Silver Bowl—The XXI Century Renaissance’. Until 2.04 ’Tour Your Native Land!. Lat- via’s Tourism Propaganda in the 1930s’.


MUSEUM OF WAR (Kara muzejs) 20 Smilßu iela (J-3), tel. 67228147, 10.00–18.00. Closed Mon, Tue. www.karamuzejs.lv The formation of the Latvian Rifle- men’s regiments and the ensuing battles of WWI spurred the founding


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