"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.