The doors to absolutely everything. Museum Night.
May 21 2016 is Museum Night in Riga and all Latvia. Museums in Riga open they doors at 19:00 and close at midnight or 1:00 am. This years theme is Doors as an object and also as a metaphor. This years theme suggests to pay attention at different doors that are around the city, their design, many are cultural heritage, it is border. There are “doors” to the past and different communities. Streets of Riga get busy at Museum Night, people are curious and it is possible to see museums at different light.
Many museums are in Riga Old Town and it is easy to wonder around and explore them. I will mention 3 museums and reason is simple I would like to go there myself.
PHARMACY MUSEUM 13 R.Vāgnera Street www.fm.mvm.lv
Some mastery, magic, superstition, ritual and chemistry will happen here. You can find there some mysterious doors lieke: Soul door, Dream door, Pleasure door, Rebirth door, Health door, Midnight mystery of door valley but no worries you will not get lost it will all end with Reality door-Return to reality. 7.00 p.m. – 00.00 a.m.
LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART 10 K.Valdemāra Street www.lnmm.lv
Pride of the city, just renovated worth a visit any other time too. Doors will be open to permanent exposition of the museum “Latvian Art. 19th – 20th Century” and new museum space. Interactive installation “Ritual – Meal” at the park next tot he museum. 7.00 p.m. – 12.00 a.m.
ALDARIS BREWERY 44 Tvaika Street www.aldaris.lv
Saturday evening and the beer just seems the right combination. Opening of collection of ancient beer bottles and beer accessories, opening of a Soviet bunker, beer master classes, beer tasting, excursions and music too. 4.00 p.m. – 12.00 a.m.
Museum Nights program in English is here.