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ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art at Torņa iela 1 is one of the largest exhibition halls in Riga. It is located in an important architectural monument – a customs warehouse or arsenal built at the beginning of the 19th century in the late Russian Classicism style. It was adapted for museum use in the second half of the 1980s.

 

The Arsenāls holds that part of the LNMA collection dating from the second half of the 20th century to the present day. There is a project for the reconstruction of the building with the idea that the Arsenāls could be the home of a permanent display of Latvian art from the second half of the 20th century. These days, instead of a permanent display, there are regular exhibitions on the ground floor of works from the museum. The hall also hosts exhibitions of conceptual art, international projects and solo exhibitions by Latvian and foreign artists.

We offer visitors guided tours by museum staff and special educational programmes. A library and scientific document centre are available for research purposes.