As a visitor of Riga you often admire exterior of pretty buildings around the Old Town and Art Nouveau district, sometimes you go inside a museum or two. What about visiting Art galleries? If this is often on your to do list when travelling we advise a few things in Riga.
Regarding Art museums – biggest collection is inside Latvian National Art museum – museum is largest depository of professional art in Latvia and takes an important place in collecting, preserving and popularizing the cultural values in Latvia and foreign countries. It regularly organizes art exhibitions, educational activities and cultural events.
As for private art galleries our favorite is “Birkenfelds“. The gallery was founded in 1994 and it organizes exhibits and auctions of the old masters and work by contemporary artists, as well as appraises artwork. The gallery organized its first art auction in 2005. Since 2008 Birkenfelds Gallery is the first art gallery in Latvia organizing noteworthy exhibits of photographic art, establishing a foundation for the commercial circulation of photography in the art market of Latvia.
The director and host Toms Zvirbulis always passionately tells about his gallery and takes a lot of pride about its exhibits. We advise you put this on your to do list when in Riga.
Gallery is on the 4th floor of Hotel Roma map