The construction fence of the Art Museum has become a colourful urban exhibition

While the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA) undergoes comprehensive reconstruction and restoration, residents and visitors of Riga have the chance to examine a unique urban exhibition showing a selection of art pieces by the most brilliant Latvian artists, as well as gain insight on the LNMA building’s history and the course of reconstruction.

Informational plates on the fence surrounding LNMA building show reproductions of 22 art pieces – a selection of the most popular and important artworks by Latvian authors. These artworks were displayed in the LNMA permanent exhibitions – reproductions of paintings by Vilhelms Purvītis, Jānis Rozentāls, Johans Valters, as well as Kārlis Padegs, Ģerderts Eliass, Jānis Tīdemanis, Voldemārs Tone and other authors.

Reproductions of artworks will soon be available also on the fence part on Elizabete Street. A selection of paintings consists of artworks by Kārlis Hūns and Jūlijs Feders showing the dawn of Latvian professional art. Russian authors living and working in Riga are represented by reproductions of artworks by Nikolajs Rērihs, Nikolajs Bogdanovs-Beļskis un Sergejs Vinogradovs.

The exhibition can be viewed as of 30 April until 2015, when all the planned restoration and reconstruction works are to be completed.

LNMA has completely vacated the historical building, which so far underwent restoration research works. Now construction company RE&RE has fully commenced the works according to the planned construction schedule. Currently, a construction site has been created in the object and the children’s playground and park benches have been disassembled. Containers and temporary sites for flinders are on site. Currently the provisional support wall is being built and soil is being levelled. Disassembly works have commenced and foundation of the building is being reinforced using the Jet-Grouting technology.

This year will see reinforcement of foundation of the building and disassembly within the building, as well as construction of the new annex and restoration of the roof structure.

Watch LNMA construction process online.