The Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation plans to open the museum building on 18 November 2021. After it enters service, the museum’s operations will be organised in accordance with the Republic of Latvia’s Museums Law, so that in conformity with the operating principles of a private accredited museum, the museum will be accessible to the general public and its collection will be included in the National Museum Collection Catalogue. The museum will be built through the exclusive use of private funds.
By making attractive and alluring use of the myriad interactions between art and visual culture in everyday life, to make the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art (LMoCA) a popular public meeting place, where people gravitate to be inspired and provoked; to pause for thought or to share ideas and experiences. We want the museum to be a place where people genuinely feel at home, welcomed by its open-mindedness, creative atmosphere and love of intellectual play ignited by contemporary art.
There are two compelling reasons why we are the most visited art museum in the Baltics and our exhibitions are much in demand by other museums. Firstly, our unique collection of works celebrating arts and visual culture in Latvia and the Baltic Sea region from the 1960s onwards and ability to arrange loans of works from prestigious private collections have made the LMoCA an arts centre of regional significance. Secondly, as a stellar example of outstanding architecture, the museum building is one of Riga’s premiere points of interest and the sustainable solutions used in its construction continue to attract widespread international acclaim.