Art Academy of Latvia
Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija
O.Kalpaka bulvāris 13 LV - 1867,
The Art Academy of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija) is an institution of higher education and scientific research in art, located in Riga, Latvia. The neo-Gothic brick building is located on Krišjānis Valdemārs Street, next to the National Museum of Art.
The Academy has 5 faculties:
- Faculty of Visual Arts (2D)
- Department of Painting
- Department of Graphic Art
- Department of Textile Art
- Department of Drawing
- Faculty of Visual Plastic Arts (3D)
- Department of Sculpture
- Department of Ceramics
- Department of Glass Art
- Faculty of Design
- Department of Functional Design
- Department of Environmental Art
- Department of Metal Design
- Department of Fashion Design
- Faculty of Audio-Visual Media Art
- Department of Visual Communication
- Department "Motion. Image. Sound"
- Department of Stage Design
- Faculty of Art History
- Department of Art History and Theory
- Department of Restoration
- Department of Humanities
- Sandra Kalniete - Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Commissioner and Member of the European Parliament
- Lidija Auza - Assemblage and Abstract artist
- Biruta Baumane - 2002 winner of the Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature, the Arts and Science
- Gunārs Lūsis - Graphic designer responsible with Jānis Strupulis for the design of coinage of the post-Soviet edition of the lat
- Anšlavs Eglītis - Novelist and author of short stories
- Kārlis Padegs - Expressionist painter
- Ināra Tetereva - Philanthropist behind the Boris and Ināra Teterev fund, a Latvian patron of the arts.
- Daina Skadmane - (2011-2013), she left more than 342 art works in her young life, her name is associated with the artwork "Vēja egle" (Fir of Wind) in Riga and her internationally famous collection devoted to the events of the Holocaust in Latvia.
Dainas Skadmane's art installation "Vēja egle" next to the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga 2015.
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