Address: 12 Alberta St., flat 9, Riga, LV 1010
Phone: +371 67331641
Museum is open: 11.00–18.00; Mo. Tu. – closed
1st June – 31st August: 11.00–18.00; We. 11.00–19.00; Mo. Tu. – closed
One of the founders of Latvian national professional fine arts, Janis Rozentāls (1866 – 1916) and his wife, the Finnish singer Elli Forssell (1871 – 1943) lived in Apartment No. 9 at Alberta iela 12, from 1904 until 1915. The building is one of the most significant Art Nouveau architectural monuments in Rīga, and was built in 1903 to the design of architects K. Pēkšēns and E. Laube. The artist’s workshop built on an upper floor was meant specifically for Janis Rozentāls’ family. Visitors to the Museum can view the Art Nouveau period apartment interior and Janis Rozentāls’ creative work in the environment in which the artist worked and where many important Latvians working in the field of culture came to visit at the beginning of the 20th century.
Famous Latvian writer Rūdolfs Blaumanis (1863 – 1908) – J. Rozentāls’ friend and confederate, periodically lived in the apartment as a lodger from 1906 until 1908. There is a R. Blaumanis memorial room set up at the Museum.