It’s time for true visual enjoyment! Kino Citadele gives you an insight behind the scenes of important exhibitions and the biographies of various artists so vividly depicted in their artwork. These exhibitions will take you on an exciting journey, giving you the chance to notice the magic even in the smallest details.
The Latvian National Museum of Art and its Department of Foreign Art, The Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, in cooperation with the Forum Cinemas movie theatre Kino Citadele, give art and cinema lovers the opportunity to see world-class exhibitions and art collections in several screenings on the big screen.
These films not only show the works of art from several exhibitions and collections, but also invite you to learn about the creative and technical processes of creating exhibitions and, with the help of historians and various professionals, help you understand what information artworks can convey about their authors and the time period when they were created.
All screenings are in English with no subtitles.
Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the oftenoverlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted. She printed, sketched, and painted dozens of images of mothers and children yet she never married or had children herself.
With loans from across the world, this major retrospective will bring together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, and Woman Holding a Balance. This new Exhibition on Screen film invites audiences to a private view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curator of the show. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals. Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets. The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum.