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Date: 
24.04 - 10.07.2014

“MARC CHAGALL AND THE EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDISTS” is the first collaboration project of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and the Vitebsk Museum of Marc Chagall (Belarus) that will take place from 24th April to 10th July 2014.

Exhibition Marc Chagall and the Painters of European Avant-garde
  • Exhibition Marc Chagall and the Painters of European Avant-garde

It is the first collaboration project of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and the Vitebsk Museum of Marc Chagall (Belarus). Besides the original artworks of Marc Chagall, the lithographs of many prominent artists of the 20th century will be exhibited, among them Braque, Matisse, Miró, Picasso.

Marc Chagall is one of the legendary artists of the 20th century. The artist, who has born in Vitebsk (Belarus) and died as the citizen of France, became the master whose signature style is undeniably recognized in different parts of the globe.

This exhibition presents the creative work of Marc Chagall on the scope of the 20th century avant-garde art classicism, stylistic innovations and formal search of the West European and American artists. The creative work of Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Antoni Tàpies and Raoul Ubac allowed to significantly expand the boundaries of art thinking of the time.

Venue: 
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center
Address: 
Mihaila iela 3, Daugavpils district, Daugavpils, LV-5401
Target Group: 
  • Business travelers
  • Families with children
  • Seniors
  • Youth and budget travelers
55"53'2 26"29'51
55.883778, 26.497574
  • Admission fee: 
    Paid
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
    • Credit/debit card
Last updated: 11.06.2014

Jersika is situated near Daugavpils. Two kilometres down the Daugava River there is a small hill which was once the location of the ancient Gercige Castle, i.e., the capital of the ancient Gercige Grand Duchy. The Grand Duchy was situated in the span from Kukeinose (present Koknese) to Dinaburg (present Daugavpils).

To commemorate the ancient historic events the second bishop of the Latvian Orthodox Church had the title Bishop of Jersika. During the period of Russian Empire Jersika was beautifully and proudly referred to as Cargrade (Tsargrad). Cargrade did not have its own Orthodox church.

When entering Jersika from the side of Līvāni you may notice such interesting building as mobile iron Orthodox Church of tsar’s army constructed in 1866. It present location was designated in 1904. The church reminds of a traveller stopped for a brief rest to continue the route later.
The church was constructed in 1866 using sectional structures manufactured in Odessa. The church was transported to its present location and installed in 1904. Previously it was installed in 1886 in Daugavpils.

The church is a home for one monument of art. Today the Revelation of Christ Orthodox Church is located in Jersika.

The church is special due to its possible uniqueness, because the exterior decoration, i.e., walls, window frames, roof rafters, rood, the base of the dome and the dome, has been made of iron or cast iron. The church is referred to in public as the Iron Church (Dzelzs baznīca). Previously the church was situated in Daugavpils at the spot where the Ss. Boris-Gleb Cathedral is standing now.

  • Languages spoken: 
    • Latvian
    • Russian
Services: 
  • Guide service available
  • Souvenirs
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • WC

Industry of arms and ammunition is always associated with certain secrecy and mystery, and therefore Daugavpils Lead Shot Factory established in 1885 has raised such interest. The factory is the oldest ammunition plant in the Northern Europe, the only factory of such kind in the Baltic States and one of the oldest objects of industrial history in Latvia.

The factory has the only lead casting tower in Europe that still works.

Through centuries, i.e., during the tsarist Russia, the first Free State of Latvia, the Soviet Union and the independence period of Latvia, the factory has always produced high quality lead shots for hunting and it is still involved in this activity. The factory has equipment and structures built in the 19th century and supplemented before and after both World Wars, and they are well harmonized with the modern equipment of manufacturing the ammunition.

The factory offers seeing the historic exhibition and lead shot casting workshop and climbing its unique 37 m high tower with 19 m deep cooling well under it. You may see the famous Church Hill (Baznīcu kalns)of Daugavpils, the city centre and the distant fortress walls from the factory tower.  The ammunition factory is the destination of many local and foreign tourists willing to experience the unique ambience of the 19th century and learn about the operation of the ancient equipment today. After visiting the factory everyone is invited to test the ready production at the factory's shooting-gallery. Visit to the factory may be combined with seeing Daugavpils Fortressand other military objects, thus gaining an extensive insight into many aspects of Latvian military history.

The monument created by K.Jansons, often referred to by public as Staņislavs of Balvi (Balvu Staņislavs) is situated by the crossing of Partizānu and Brīvības Streets.

Its history is peculiar; it was first unveiled on 14 August 1938. During the Soviet occupation it was removed in 1940 and 1944; however, on 11 November 1993 it was unveiled anew and this time the statue of the partisan was created by A.Jansons, son of the author of the first monument, in collaboration with I.Folkmanis.

Staņislavs of Balvi (Balvu Staņislavs) The fact that we keep the lands of our ancestors in memory is proven with the established Society of Abrene Citizens (Abreniešu apvienība) in Balvi District, and its chairman is the admirable person Leontijs Vizulis, who is the current chairman of Balvi Section of the Popular Front of Latvia (Latvijas Tautas Fronte). The trust of our people in the ideas of the Awakening and its initiators is confirmed also with the fact that the members of the Popular Front of Latvia Juris Annuškāns and Aldis Pušpurs are in power in Balvi Town Municipality and Susāji Parish. Us being here and remembering the day of founding our section is of utmost importance. While our memories live, we live too; while we live, the Popular Front of Latvia lives too.

Balvi Museum of History and Art was established on 1 January 1989. In 1996 Balvi Town Council took Balvi Museum of History and Art under its supervision and its title changed to Balvi Regional Museum.

Other premises were provided to the museum, i.e., the former day-care centre at Brīvības Street 48, which had to be acquired and adjust to the needs of the museum. In the beginning everything was accumulated and summarized for preservation and maintenance.

In 2000 the directions of completing the museum stock were determined and now the museum stock has approx. 23 thousand exhibits. The collections of photo materials, print works and philately are the largest.

The museum offers museum educational programmes and excursions around town. Art and other different exhibitions are displayed at the exhibition hall on regular basis. Two exhibitions have been organized: The first exhibition History Pages of Balvi Region (“Balvu novada vēstures lappuses”) (the exhibition has maintained its name for the entire time, but the pages are updated every year on the basis of new studies) was opened on 18 May 1994, and the second exhibition Memorial Room of Jānis Ūdris (“Jāņa Ūdra piemiņas istaba”) was opened in 2003.

Arendole Manor is situated in a picturesque place on the bank of Dubna River in Rožkalni Parish of Preiļi District. It has been constructed historicism style as a manor for hunting and recreation. Arendole Manor construction complex stands out from Latgale manor architecture with its magnificence and originality and it has been maintained until nowadays.

The manor-house constructed in the early 19th century is situated in the centre. The long facades arranged in right angle are successfully supplemented with mezzanines, porches and exterior stairs with graciously constructed rails and vases decorating their bases.

Octagonal tower with a clock, wind cone and coat of arms of counts Sieberg is another element that blends in well. One part of the building has been created in summer cottage style. It is decorated with ornamental wooden structures. The manor-house accommodates several halls and salons arranged in enfilade with ceilings decorated with profiled cornices, rosettes or wood.

Door openings have classicism style pediments. The manor is constructed in a way that corridors are lightened with overhead lighting.

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre is a multifunctional complex of contemporary art, culture and education situated in the Arsenal building at Daugavpils Fortress. It is the only place in Eastern Europe where the original masterpieces of the famous painter and the founder of the abstract expressionism Mark Rothko can be seen.

DaugavpilsMark Rothko Art centre offers:

  • Mark Rothko original pieces and reproductions
  • digital exposition on the artist’s life and creative works
  • video hall and Rothko Silent Room
  • cultural and historical expositions
  • variable exhibitions of works by Latvian, European and world-known artists

 

Cafe“Arsenal” is open to provide for great state of mind and delicious meals (locating inside the building, will accommodate up to 60 visitors).

Artists from all around the world will be able to stay at any of 14 residencies, made especially for living and working.

Conference rooms are ready for seminars and discussions.

Guided tour in Rothko sector – 45 min, entire center -90 min.

The Guest house Alexander is located on the shore of Zolvas Lake, in the heart of Latgale. We offer you to enjoy the nature of Latgale and relax at the comfortable Guest house near the lake with your friends and family. Here you can arrange unfottgetable parties, celebrations, sport events or just spend your holidays with the kids exploring historical places around.

The comfortable accommodation for up to 23 persons, equiped kitchen, room with the fireplace for celebrations and parties, billiards room with the fireplace, Novus, Guest room with TV , DVD, Wi-Fi Internet.

Possible attractions here: bathhouse and swimming, boating and exploring the routs through connected lakes, fishing, barbeque place, exploring of nature paths, picking of berries and mushrooms.

Services: 
  • Boat rental
  • Campfire place
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Picnic area
  • Place to celebrate
  • Sauna
  • Skiing
  • Smoker-friendly
  • Sports ground
  • Swimming
  • Workshops and conferences
Ratings:
Quality grade: 
3
Member of Rural Tourism Association "Lauku ceļotājs": 
Yes

The present Daugavpils Synagogue Kadish was built in 1850 and is located at 38 Cietokšņa Street. It is a corner building of the block in the central part of the city and the facades face Lāčplēša and Cietokšņa Streets.

Daugavpils Synagogue accommodates the Museum "Jews in Daugavpils and Latgale" (Ebreji Daugavpilī un Latgalē). The exhibition of the museum informs about the life and everyday traditions of Jews in Latgale and Daugavpils since 1935. The exhibition displays the information about the changes in the number of Jews, kindred relations in photos, household and cult objects and different publications, i.e., magazines, calendars and books about the life of Jews in Daugavpils and Latgale.

With guidance of the local tourist guide and regional history student Josifs Ročko each guest of the Daugavpils City and an interested person may visit the synagogue and see the exhibition with learning interesting and moving stories about the local Jewish families, historic aspects of the life of Jews, praying traditions, significance of altar at the synagogue, etc. The entry to exhibition and synagogue is for donations and with previous applying by calling the indicated telephone number or contacting by e-mail.

The main function of the TIC is collecting and providing tourism information on Rezekne, Rezekne and Vilani districts, Latgale, Latvia and its districts and promoting tourism in Latvia.

TIC offers free information on:
  • Latvia;
  • travelling to and from Latvia;
  • town plan and area map in Rezekne town and Rezekne district, Vilani district, Latgale, Latvia;
  • public transportation schedules in Rezekne town and Rezekne district, Vilani district, Latgele;
  • nature, cultural, historical and other sightseeing objects in Rezekne town and Rezekne district, Vilani district, Latgale, Latvia;
  • accommodation, catering, travel and other services in Rezekne town and Rezekne district, Vilani district, Latgale, Latvia;
  • entertainment opportunities and businesses providing theses services in the town and Rezekne district, Vilani district, Latgale, Latvia;

Tourism Information Centre performs:

  • monthly updates of Internet portals www.latgale.lv; www.rezeknesnovads.lv and other.
  • placement of materials in stands;
  • preparation of printed matter (booklets, maps, brochures etc.);
  • preparation for Balttour exhibitions;
  • inspection of objects in Rezekne and Vilani districts;