Big crowd expected at National Art Museum opening

Ahead of the opening of the renovated National Art Museum on May 4, Māra Lāce, the director of the museum, warns of big queues forming at the entrance during the first few days of the opening, reported Latvian Radio Monday. 

"Sadly, the museum cannot house crowds. Even though the museum building has become a lot bigger, I have to warn about long queues in the first days [of the opening]," said Lāce.

She predicted that the museum could attract about 150,000 to 180,000 visitors each year.

The museum will be opened May 4 at 10 a.m, featuring paintings by seminal Latvian artists in the "Latvian art. 19th – 20th Century" exhibit as well as several shows by contemporary Latvian painters. (Read more.)

Look at photos of the renovated museum here.

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