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Baltics' centennial exhibition at Musee d’Orsay draws over 236,000 visitors

RIGA - The Baltic states' centennial exhibition "Wild Souls. Symbolism in Art of the Baltic States" at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris drew more than 236,000 visitors from all over the world, a spokesperson for the Latvian National Museum of Art has said.

The exhibition in Paris, which ran from April 10 to July 15, received an average of 3,000 visitors a day, the spokesperson, Kristine Lace, told BNS.

The exhibition was dedicated to the centenary of the Baltic states' independence and featured works by Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian painters, graphic artists and sculptors dating from the 1890s to the end of the 1920s.

Latvia was represented at the exhibition by works from artists Janis Rozentals, Vilhelms Purvitis, Johans Valters, Peteris Krastins, Rudolfs Perle, and Teodors Uders. Lithuanian art was represented by works from such classic symbolists as Mikalojus Ciurlionis and Ferdinandas Ruscicas, and Estonia by works from Kristjan Raud and Konrad Magi. Approximately 150 works were selected for the exhibition including paintings, graphic art, pastels, drawings, and sculptures.

From Oct. 12, 2018 to Feb. 3, 2018 the exhibition will be on display at the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn. Later it will travel also to Vilnius and Riga.

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