The national art museum (Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs) of Rīga, Latvia can be found close to the art nouveau quarter of the city within the Esplanāde park. It is located in a wonderful building designed by Wilhelm Neumann and dateing back to the year 1905. It contains 52.000 art works and is the most important collection of works of Latvian artists – including paintings and sculptures.
The museum has been reopened in 2016 and has all the amenities you would expect. After getting a ticket take the elevator to the wooden roof and enjoy the unexpected art presentation. In some rooms they installed glass floors so that you can already find out what comes next. I always enjoy visiting places like this as you can see the styles and themes of the past – and here the Soviet influence is obvious.
Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs
Latvian National Museum of Art
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