READINGS: From the Black Sea to the Baltic Coast. Ivan Aivazovsky's paintings in the collections of Latvian, Estonian and Ukrainian museums
04.10.2019 13:00
On Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1pm to 3pm reading dedicated to the exhibition "Metaphysics of Light" will be held at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE (3rd floor Conference Hall; 6 Doma laukums, Riga).

Presentations by representatives of the Department of Foreign Arts of the Latvian National Museum of Art (Latvia), the Kadriorg Art Museum (Estonia) and the Odessa Fine Arts Museum (Ukraine).




12.30–13.00     Registration


13.00–13.15     Opening speech. Biography of Ivan Aivazovsky

Daiga Upeniece, Head of the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE


13.15–13.45     I. Aivazovsky in Riga

Ksenija Rudzīte, LNMA/ Curator of the Foreign Painting Collection at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE

The topic of the paper focuses on the artist’s connections with the art life in Riga. When and where the first exhibition of Aivazovsky’s paintings was organized in Riga? What did the local press write about it? How did the collection of Aivazovsky’s works at the Latvian National Museum of Fine Arts form?


13.45–14.15      The collection of I. Aivazovsky in Estonia

Aleksandra Murre, Director of the Kadriorg Art Museum and Mikkeli Museum

The topic of the paper focuses on Aivazovsky’s collections of paintings in museums and private collections in Estonia. Not only the discoveries that were made during the production of the exhibition In Pursuit of the Ideal (2018, the Kadriorg Art Museum) will be told, but also the content and history of the painting View of Mount Vesuvius a Day before the Volcanic Eruption, 1885.


14.15–14.45     The collection of I. Aivazovsky’s artworks at the Odessa Fine Arts Museum

Mariia Kazakova, Leading researcher and curator of exhibition projects of Odessa Fine Arts Museum

The paper is dedicated to the Odessa Fine Arts Museum, its history, as well as the history and the content of its collection of I. Aivazovsky artworks.


14.45–15.00     Q&A




Art Museum RIGA BOURSE / Doma laukums 6, Riga

Conference Hall (3rd floor)



Latvian and Russian


Free entrance



Booking is not needed.

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