Don't miss your last chance to visit the exhibition "PORTRAIT IN LATVIA. 20th CENTURY. Facial Expressions"
The exhibition produced by the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA) offers an encounter with a selection of the finest portraits from a whole century
- March 23, 2019 10:00
- Olya Georgieva
Marking the centenary of the Latvian State, from 3 November 2018 to 24 February 2019, the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga offers the exhibition "PORTRAIT IN LATVIA. 20th CENTURY. Facial Expressions". The spectrum of the exhibition covers quite the broad range: from the depiction of the individual to generalisation; from state commissions to free interpretations; from the representational to the private and intimate. Therefore the portrait documents the shaping of Latvia’s history, social and collective memory, expressions of national identity, the creation of statehood, political contexts and dues paid to ideologies.
The exhibition takes place in three venues simultaneously – the Great Hall of the LNMA main building, the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall and Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum. A special mobile guide has been created for the project, which offers a unique interpretation of over forty of the portraits on show in the exhibition. The mobile audioguide is available as a separate section in the LNMA mobile app “Mākslas muzejs” and can be used in all three exhibition locations.
The project has been realised as part of Latvia’s Centenary Programme.