Artist and an Object


The educational programme “Artist and an Object” will give schoolchildren a chance to acquaint themselves with the objects in Vija Celmins’ works. During the tour of the museum, an expert guide will show and discuss with the children the “relationship” between the artist and the objects depicted in her works, the various techniques an artist can employ to create a work of art, and the impression left on the viewer. The class will close with the creation of an artwork inspired by “random” objects.

Thematic division: Thirst for the Ocean

Begins : 14.04.2014 21:00

Ends: 19.06.2014 21:00


  • Art Museum Riga Bourse

Form of event:

  • Discussion / Lecture
  • Workshop

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Education

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth

Project description:

The Latvia-born U.S. artist Vija Celmins’ exhibition in Riga is a long-awaited event. Vija Celmins’ works represent American art from the 1960s to present. They can be found in the key contemporary art collections of the world: the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Tate Modern in London and elsewhere. The ocean, the desert, star fields and spider webs are the objects that the artist has continued to draw and paint in her series for many years.

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