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Exhibition “Riga’s Art Nouveau in Architecture and Art” at VGTU

Exhibition “Riga’s Art Nouveau in Architecture and Art” at VGTU
International exhibition "Riga's Art Nouveau in Architecture and Art" is open at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). The travelling exhibition of the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” has already visited Minsk, Bratislava and Vienna, and until the end of April is open to Vilnius’ residents and guests. It covers the Art Nouveau architecture, art (painting, decorative graphics, prints) and design objects. The exhibition is at VGTU’s Faculty of Architecture.   
“Both Vilnius and Ryga have very specific architecture. The capital of Latvia is a significant architectural gem and the metropolis of the Art Nouveau. There is no other city in Europe where buildings of this style are so densely concentrated. This reflects in the exhibition as well. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to explore Art Nouveau culture, art, and learn more about artists of this era,” says Dr. Arch. Agrita Tipāne, the Director of the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” during the opening of the exhibition. 
In the beginning of the 20th century, Art Nouveau penetrated culture and daily life in Riga. It was everywhere – buildings, furniture, details of interior, clothes, paintings, sculptures and book design. Ryga’s image, as it is now, has formed in the beginning of last century. Buildings in the style of Art Nouveau were designed by Latvian architects and make up roughly 40% of all buildings in the centre of Riga.
The exhibition is open to public until 26 April on the 2nd and 3rd floors of VGTU’s Faculty of Architecture (Trakų str. 1). Visiting hours on working days 8:00 – 21:00, on Saturdays 8:00 – 16:00. 
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