Museum of Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis, Riga

Museum of Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis, Riga

The Museum of Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis is set on the 5th floor of a beautiful, Art Nouveau-style building at 12 Alberta Street. The house was built in 1903 to a design by architects K. Pēkšēns and E. Laube. The top floor was specially conceived for Rozentals' family and contained a painting workshop where the famous artist could put his ideas on canvas. The Art Nouveau interiors perfectly accord with the epoch and many of the rooms are decorated with the items once belonged to J. Rozentals and his family. Among the displayed objects are Rozentals' paintings, portraits of his friends and relatives, as well as painting tools and household items.

The guest room in his apartment was reserved for Rudolfs Blaumanis, a Latvian poet and good friend of Rozentals', who lodged there for two years, from 1906 to 1908. The memorial room contains manuscripts and the bear skin gifted by Rozentals to Blaumanis to keep him warm during cold winter months.

The museum was opened in 1973 and on October 1st, 2009 received affiliation with the Association of Memorial Museums of Latvia.

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Sight Name: Museum of Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis
Sight Location: Riga, Latvia (See walking tours in Riga)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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