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"Art Academy Award 2014" is Won by Imants Lancmanis, Anita Paegle and Kaspars Podnieks
20 February – 13 March 2014, Great Hall of the Art Academy of Latvia
Winners of the “Art Academy Award 2014” were announced during the award ceremony on 19 February 2014. The prize, which was founded with an aim to identify and appraise the most outstanding accomplishments in visual art, design and art history in Latvia, this year was awarded to three distinguished alumni of the Art Academy of Latvia: artist, art historian and Director of the Rundāle Palace Museum Imants Lancmanis, illustrator Anita Paegle and artist Kaspars Podnieks. Exhibition “Art Academy Award 2014” introduces the audience to the works of the nominees and award winners.
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Exhibition "Art Feast" (0 komentāri)
21 February – 13 March 2014, ground floor hall of the Art Academy of Latvia
A new exhibition – curated by the young art historians currently studying at the Art Academy of Latvia – has been opened at the ground floor hall of the Academy. Group exhibition “Art Feast” showcases works by 41 artist representing various disciplines and symbolically celebrating the coming together. The Academy invites everyone interested to join us on two discussion sessions in March, organised within the framework of the show.
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PHOTO GALLERY: 76th carnival "The Origins" (0 komentāri)
Following the annual tradition, on 14 February 2014 the Art Academy of Latvia celebrated its 76th carnival, entitled “The Origins”. Here we invite you to browse through the evening’s pictures, find some great outfits and feel the mood. Big thanks goes to everyone who organized (students!) and attended the event. Till next year! Photos by Didzis Grodzs.
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Art Academy of Latvia Presents its 76th Carnival "The Origins" (1 komentāri)
14 February 2014, 7pm – 6am, Art Academy of Latvia
Entering its 76th edition, the annual carnival of the Art Academy of Latvia once again invites everyone to set their thoughts free and attend the legendary masquerade, this time picking an outfit that corresponds to this year’s theme “The Origins”.
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Christmas Greetings (0 komentāri)
The Art Academy of Latvia wishes everyone Merry Christmas and a very happy, creative New Year!
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A Book Devoted to the Architecture and Urban Regeneration of Riga (0 komentāri)
“Megaphone Publishers” have published a book "9 Conditions of Riga" that is devoted to regeneration and transformation of the city, urban environment and architecture.
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Essays by Twenty Remarkable Northern European Authors in a Book Devoted to Riga (0 komentāri)
“Megaphone Publishers” have published a bilingual book of essays “Mūsdienu kultūras stāvokļi / Conditions for Contemporary culture. Riga”. One of the active members of the publishing team is Inga Karlštrēma, Master’s student at the Art Academy of Latvia.
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Final Exhibition of "StarDust" (0 komentāri)
The three-year long transnational cooperation project “StarDust”, which brought business, academic and public worlds together to find better solutions for the Baltic Sea Region, was concluded in an exhibition held in the European Open House in Riga. The exhibition lasted from 6 – 16 December 2013 and introduced the visitors with different design solutions developed within the framework of the project with an initial aim to improve the quality of life for senior citizens.
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Exhibition "The Building of the Art Academy of Latvia" (0 komentāri)
16 September – 25 October 2013, Latvian Museum of Architecture
The theme of the European Heritage Days 2013 in Latvia is “Schools in Cultural Monuments”. One of the most significant objects in the list of this year’s objects in Riga is the building of the Art Academy of Latvia, which was designed by architect Wilhelm Bockslaff (1858-1945) as a commercial school of Riga bourse. 
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Exhibition "20 Design Icons of France. Dialogue" (0 komentāri)
11 October – 24 November 2013, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design
Exhibition "20 Design Icons of France. Dialogue" (20 Francijas dizaina ikonas. Dialogs) presents the most powerful design objects created by the French design school during the 20th and 21st century, those which cracked conventional codes or ran ahead of time with a constant desire to serve, fascinate and impress.
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Latvia Receives Several Awards at the Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts "Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg" (0 komentāri)
The XII Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts “Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg” was opened on 13 September 2013. The biennial, which since 1990 runs under the auspices of the International Committee Ars Baltica, brings together participants from nine countries of the Baltic Sea region – Russia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. In 2013, Latvia is represented by three artists: Elīna Alka, Reinis Eglītis (both graduates of the Art Academy of Latvia) and graphic art student Līva Rutmane. 
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PHOTO GALLERY: European Heritage Days 2013 (0 komentāri)
As the theme of the European Heritage Days 2013 in Latvia was “Schools in Cultural Monuments”, the Art Academy of Latvia as a building of particular architectural interest, celebrated the event with several special events on 13, 14 and 15 September 2013 – nine guided tours of the building and one whole day of creative workshops.
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Institute of Art History Publishes Guidebook "The Building of the Latvian National Museum of Art" (0 komentāri)
In May 2013, the Institute of Art History of the Art Academy of Latvia launched a new publication - guidebook “The Building of the Latvian National Museum of Art”. The guidebook is published as part of the series “Monuments of Art and Architecture” (text: Elita Grosmane, layout: Ivo Simsons). The publication has also Latvian and Russian versions.
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Barbara Ābele Receives Special Award at the 14th International Triennial of Tapestry of Łódź (1 komentāri)
Barbara Ābele, artist and Associate Professor at the Art Academy of Latvia, has received the Jury’s Special Award at the 14th International Triennial of Tapestry of Łódź. This edition of the triennial features 667 artists from all over the world, who in 27 cities present their work in 52 solo exhibitions, 33 group exhibits and 3 plein-airs, totaling 87 exhibitions.
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Programmes of the Art Academy of Latvia Accredited for the Maximum Duration (0 komentāri)
We are very pleased to report that the academic programmes offered at the Art Academy of Latvia have all been accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science for the maximum duration, six years.
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