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Mark Rothko Symposium 2022 to conclude with an exhibition opening

At 4 p.m. on Friday, 16 September, the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will open the 18th International Mark Rothko Painting Symposium 2022 exhibition and host a meeting with the authors.


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A Venice Biennale 2022 shortlist project at the Rothko Centre courtyard

At 4 p.m. on 16 September, an installation by the artist Maria Gvardeitseva, DRYGVA. BREATHE IN – BREATHE OUT, will open in the art tent of the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre courtyard.


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Mark Rothko Symposium 2022

From 2 to 16 September, the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will host the 18th International Mark Rothko Painting Symposium 2022.


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An entrance to the Shmakovka Museum at a special price on September 4

On the first Sunday of September, September 4, the ticket price for individual visitors to the Shmakovka Museum in Daugavpils will be only 2.15 EUR. The Museum offers free audio guides in 6 languages – Latvian, Latgalian, Russian, English, Lithuanian and German, as well as guided tours.


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Daugavpils will host an international festival of contemporary ceramics

From 26 to 29 July, Daugavpils will host the International Contemporary Ceramics Festival 2022, delivering a vibrant programme of lectures, master classes, performances and exhibitions.


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Department of Culture of Daugavpils

Culture plays an important role in the formation of one’s personality – it enriches the mind and is vital to survival and well-being, gives strength and energy to the day-to-day work and the belief in the future.

One of the most important cultural centres in Latvia is the city of Daugavpils, where every single resident and guest of the city is offered a wide, varied and qualitative range of cultural events with the participation of the artists from local and other municipalities, as well as foreign artists.

Several municipal institutions are working to provide cultural life in the city. The largest of them are: Department of Culture of Daugavpils City Council, Latvian Culture Centre, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum, Russian Culture Centre, Palace of Culture, Belarusian Culture Centre, Polish Culture Centre, Latgale Central Library, etc. Not only residents of the city of Daugavpils, but also tourists and guests attend all the events with great interest.

A number of different cultural events take place in Daugavpils: international festivals, as well as national and local city events, with the participation of residents of the city, cultural and educational institutions, public organizations, cultural societies, and municipal and state organizations. Since 2018 is the year of the Latvia’s Centenary celebrations, a large program of events dedicated to this important national anniversary is offered in Daugavpils.

The city’s artistic amateur collectives, which in total are more than 40, are actively participating in the events.


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