Asian Art Gallery

The Asian Art Gallery is situated at the 3rd floor of the museum and introduces the visitors with the sizeable Asian Art Collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art.

It is located in the former offices of the Riga stock exchange that no longer preserve memories of their initial purpose and design and are bright and cosy and encourage personal dialogue with art.

 

The museum has the largest collection of Asian art in Latvia, and one of the largest in the Baltic states. The traditional art of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia from the 17th to the 21st century is exhibited in separate rooms at the Asian Art Gallery. The display reflects on various aspects of aesthetics, religion, philosophy and everyday life in Asian art, and at the same time showing diverse techniques, forms, materials and storylines distinctive to each culture.