Art Nouveau Museum March 28th

March 26, 2018By
Dear Ladies,
Please come and join for a visit to Art Nouveau (Jugendstyle) museum in Riga.
When : Wednesday March 28 at 11 am
Where : Art Nouveau Museum, Alberta street 12, entrance from Strelnieku street
It will be a guided tour in English for about one hour
Price is 8 Eur per person.
Please sign up by sending an email to social.iwcr@gmail.com
About the Museum: 

Riga Art Nouveau Museum was opened on April 23rd, 2009. It is located in the apartment where the outstanding Latvian architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns (1859 – 1928) lived until 1907.

The building was constructed in 1903 as K. Pēkšēns private house. The project for it is the work of K. Pēkšēns himself together with Eižens Laube, then a student of architecture. The building is notable for its extremely powerful dimensions and expressive silhouette. The ornamental reliefs, craftily incorporated in the architectonic shape, feature stylized motifs from the local flora and fauna – fir needles and cones and squirrels. The building has a spiral staircase with ornamental ceiling paintings, quite possibly sketched by the prominent Latvian artist Janis Rozentāls. This Art Nouveau staircase is among the most impressive not only in Riga but also the whole of Europe.

Read more: http://www.jugendstils.riga.lv/eng/muzejs

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