“Pottery of Latgale: Traditional and Contemporary”

06.04.2017 - 08.09.2017

in short

The visitors are able to see around twenty works of the potters of Latgale – the representatives of Applied art studio “Rēzeknes apriņķa pūdniki” (The Rēzekne district potters) and Andrejs Paulāns Applied art studio. The exhibition is complemented with large-scale portraits of the potters of Latgale by the member of the project “Latvijas zelta pods” (The golden pot of Latvia) Elīna Kursīte.
View into the exhibition
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Visitor entrance

National History Museum of Latvia
Brīvības bulvāris 32
LV 1050 Riga
Latvia 

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in detail

From April 6 till September 8 in the small exhibition hall of the National History Museum of Latvia, located on Brīvības bulvāris 32, a new exhibition “Pottery of Latgale: Traditional and Contemporary”  will be on display.
Each region is characterized by peculiar cultural features. One of the most vivid signs of the traditional culture of Latvia is the pottery of Latgale. Until the present day, the tradition to pass over the pottery skills directly – from father to son, from master to disciple – has been preserved. The pottery of Latgale is also enclosed in the Latvian Cultural Canon.
The traditions, characteristic to the pottery of Latgale, began to form in the Stone Age, as it is proved by the evidence of material culture, found in archaeological excavations – pieces of pottery left behind by the ancestors of the inhabitants of Latvia.
In the present day, the pottery of Latgale is a multifaceted area of applied arts. Through the time, new methods, modern tendencies in creating clay pots, new clay compositions, new processing techniques and new shapes of utensils have appeared. Yet the historical traditions, the application of ancestral experience in the process of clay processing and love for work, which is strengthened by the sense of the pottery of Latgale experience and potential, have remained unchanged.
The visitors are able to see around twenty works of the potters of Latgale – the representatives of Applied art studio “Rēzeknes apriņķa pūdniki” (The Rēzekne district potters) and Andrejs Paulāns Applied art studio. The exhibition is complemented with large-scale portraits of the potters of Latgale by the member of the project “Latvijas zelta pods” (The golden pot of Latvia) Elīna Kursīte.
Admission
adults – 3.00 EUR
students, senior – 1,50 EUR
children – 0,75EUR
Family ticket (1-2 adults and 1-2 children) – 4.00 EUR

GUIDE TOUR:
(1 hour):
Latvian – 8.00 EUR
English and Russian – 15.00 EUR
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 17:00
Mon
-
Tue
10:00 - 17:00
Wed
01:00 - 17:00
Thu
10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10:00 - 17:00
Sat
10:00 - 17:00
Closed on public holidays: 1st January, Good Friday, Easter, 4th May, Ligo holidays (23 to 24th June), 18th November, Christmas Days (25th-26th December), 31st December.

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