Latvian Folk Art Museum

Latvian Folk Art Museum Founded in 1978, the mission of the Latvian Folk Art Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit Latvian folk art; to maintain suitable exhibit and preservation space; and to present programs to further the understanding of Latvian culture.
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Valdis and Ruta are highly accomplished musicians and scholars. They have been performing the culturally unique program ...
10/29/2019

Valdis and Ruta are highly accomplished musicians and scholars. They have been performing the culturally unique program “My Brothers in White” to Latvian and foreign audiences for several years now, but the concert tour organized by TILTS in November will be their first in North America. In their own words, the concert program is “a dedication to ancient and contemporary Baltic peoples - Latgalians, Selians, Zemgalians, Lithuanians, Yatvingians, Courlanders and Prussians. Vocal and instrumental music from the Baltic lands of Latvia, Lithuania and Eastern Prussia are at the core of our compositions. The presentation will feature ritual, customary and mythological songs, as well as instrumental meditations and collaborations. The music combines ancient traditional melodies with our own original works, creating an unforgettable musical experience celebrating the enchanting and vibrant music of ancient Baltic tribes.”

Valdis and Ruta are highly accomplished musicians and scholars. They have been performing the culturally unique program ...
10/20/2019

Valdis and Ruta are highly accomplished musicians and scholars. They have been performing the culturally unique program “My Brothers in White” to Latvian and foreign audiences for several years now, but the concert tour organized by TILTS in November will be their first in North America. In their own words, the concert program is “a dedication to ancient and contemporary Baltic peoples - Latgalians, Selians, Zemgalians, Lithuanians, Yatvingians, Courlanders and Prussians. Vocal and instrumental music from the Baltic lands of Latvia, Lithuania and Eastern Prussia are at the core of our compositions. The presentation will feature ritual, customary and mythological songs, as well as instrumental meditations and collaborations. The music combines ancient traditional melodies with our own original works, creating an unforgettable musical experience celebrating the enchanting and vibrant music of ancient Baltic tribes.”

Chicago Latvian Association/Čikāgas Latviešu Biedrība
08/15/2019

Chicago Latvian Association/Čikāgas Latviešu Biedrība

Godināsim Baltijas ceļa 30. gadadienu.
Gaidīsim visus tautastērpos! Lūdzu līdzi ņemt Latvijas karogus!
Svētdien 25. augustā plkst. 14.00. Buckingham Fountain, Grand Park.

If you like Latvia, Latvia likes you
07/10/2019

If you like Latvia, Latvia likes you

After World War I, the territory of Latvia was controlled by the German military, but despite this, Latvians managed, on November 18, 1918, to establish their own independent country. Sadly, the Red Army from Soviet Russia invaded just two days later, and that launched the Latvian War of Independence, which lasted for nearly two years. During this difficult time, on July 10, 1919, the Latvian Army was formed. So today we celebrate the Hundred Years of Latvian Army. #LV100
https://www.latvia.eu/latvian-army-celebrates-100
Photo: Reenactment of the Latvian War of Independence fight (Ilmārs Znotiņš)

Thank you to all the dancers, singers and organizers!  Excellent Latvian Song & Dance festival in Toronto.
07/09/2019

Thank you to all the dancers, singers and organizers! Excellent Latvian Song & Dance festival in Toronto.

No sirds pateicamies XV Latviešu Dziesmu svētki Kanadā rīcības komitejai un visiem, visiem, kuri rūpējās par svētku plānošanu un norisi! Jums tas izdevās vareni! Īpašu paldies sakām virsvadītājai Selgai Apsei! Tavi izsapņotie deju raksti atstājuši neizdzēšamas atmiņas mūsu un mūsu bērnu sirdīs! Viena dziesma, viena deja...viena tauta!🇱🇻🇨🇦
Photo: Tao Zhang

Embassy of Latvia to the USA
05/22/2019
Embassy of Latvia to the USA

Embassy of Latvia to the USA

Welcome to the Art Nouveau capital of the world - over 800 years old northern gem - Rīga. #VisitLatvia

Embassy of Latvia to the USA
12/14/2018
Embassy of Latvia to the USA

Embassy of Latvia to the USA

Latvian Police (Valsts policija) is multi-talented and traditional dancing is part of the Latvian DNA. Enjoy this now viral video. 🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻

LV100 pasākumu tiešraides sāksies jau 7.30 no rīta svētdien! / Live stream of LV100 festivities starts at 7:30am Sunday!
11/15/2018
Sākumlapa / LTV.LV

LV100 pasākumu tiešraides sāksies jau 7.30 no rīta svētdien! / Live stream of LV100 festivities starts at 7:30am Sunday!

Populārzinātniska dokumentālā filma par baltu ciltīm ar krāšņām animētām epizodēm un vēsturiskās realitātes inscenējumiem.

A greeting (in Latvian) from President Vejonis on the occasion of Latvia's centenary Sunday - Prezidents Vējonis sveic d...
11/15/2018

A greeting (in Latvian) from President Vejonis on the occasion of Latvia's centenary Sunday - Prezidents Vējonis sveic diasporas tautiešus #LV100

Iespēja balsot 13. Saeimas vēlēšanās Čikāgā!
10/02/2018

Iespēja balsot 13. Saeimas vēlēšanās Čikāgā!

Folk concert - songs in Latvian and Lithuanian!
10/01/2018

Folk concert - songs in Latvian and Lithuanian!

Check out World Dumpling Fest and sample delicious food from across the globe!
09/14/2018

Check out World Dumpling Fest and sample delicious food from across the globe!

08/06/2018
Centrālā vēlēšanu komisija

Vēlēšanas tuvojas!

6.oktobrī notiks 13.Saeimas vēlēšanas. Tajās aicināti piedalīties arī Latvijas vēlētāji ārvalstīs. Saeimas vēlēšanu dienā darbosies 121 iecirknis 45 valstīs. Līdz 14.septembrim sešpadsmit LV pārstāvniecībās vēl var pieteikties arī balsot pa pastu. Vairāk uzzini https://www.cvk.lv/pub/public/31928.html #Saeimasvelesanas

Kā piedalīties vēlēšanās?
07/13/2018

Kā piedalīties vēlēšanās?

Kā piedalīties vēlēšanās, par valodas lietojumu un "par ko balsot?" - Latvijas vēstniecības ASV ziņu lapa par vēlēšanām Nr. 2. Pieteikšanās balsošanai pa pastu vēl tikai nākamajās 66 dienās. LASIET un DALIETIES: http://www.mfa.gov.lv/usa/velesanas-2018

07/06/2018
Es mīlu Latviju

The Song and Dance Festival is going on right now in Latvia!

Jāņu svinēšānas tradīcijas / How Latvians celebrate the Summer SolsticeBrauc, Jānīti šai zemēAr to ziedu vezumiņu:Meitām...
06/21/2018
Jāņu svinēšanas tradīcijas | Latvia Travel

Jāņu svinēšānas tradīcijas / How Latvians celebrate the Summer Solstice

Brauc, Jānīti šai zemē
Ar to ziedu vezumiņu:
Meitām dodi sārtas rozes,
Puišiem zaļas skābenītes.

7 populāras Jāņu svinēšanas tradīcijas, kurās visspilgtāk izpaužas latviešu pagāniskās saknes un paražas.

01/22/2018
Nerejati ciema suņi. TDA Līgo gadalaiki. Ziema.

Nerejati ciema suņi. TDA Līgo gadalaiki. Ziema.

Viss ir kā senāk. Gluži tāpat kā pasakās ir Ziemas saulgriežu priekšvakars un Dieviņš stāv aiz durvīm nosirmojušu kumeliņu. Gluži tāpat kā senāk nakts mijas ...

Baltica in color
12/02/2017
Baltica in color

Baltica in color

Hello and welcome to the official page of BALTICA ethnographic textile design books!
Part of worlds history and legacy! One stitch at a time :)

Opening of the exibition "NO HOME TO GO TO: THE STORY OF BALTIC DISPLACED PERSONS, 1944-1952"
03/09/2017
Opening of the exibition "NO HOME TO GO TO: THE STORY OF BALTIC DISPLACED PERSONS, 1944-1952"

Opening of the exibition "NO HOME TO GO TO: THE STORY OF BALTIC DISPLACED PERSONS, 1944-1952"

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in cooperation with  The Arlington Public Library and The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania cordially invite you to the opening and reception for the exhibition "NO HOME TO GO TO". About the exhibition "NO HOME TO GO TO" Fleeing battle fronts and fearing…

Novuss rīdien!
11/19/2016

Novuss rīdien!

Novuss rītdien!

Valstssvētki Čikāgā 19. novembrī!
11/02/2016

Valstssvētki Čikāgā 19. novembrī!

Mini-mittens & mitten purse
09/25/2016

Mini-mittens & mitten purse

Annual Harvest Market on September 25, 2016, 11am to 3pm, at the Chicago Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston Ave., ...
09/07/2016

Annual Harvest Market on September 25, 2016, 11am to 3pm, at the Chicago Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. Free admission. Lunch, coffee/desserts, artisan market with handmade Latvian goods, children's activities and more!

2016 Exhibition Tour Dates – UN & NYC Public Library – Baltic Displaced Persons
08/26/2016
2016 Exhibition Tour Dates – UN & NYC Public Library – Baltic Displaced Persons

2016 Exhibition Tour Dates – UN & NYC Public Library – Baltic Displaced Persons

2016 Exhibition Tour Dates – UN & NYC Public Library June 6, 2016 Aug. 15 – 26, 2016 – United Nations Headquarters, NYCExhibitions for the general public are organized for the general public at the UN Headquarters in New York and displayed in the Visitors’ Lobby, which is part of the General Assembl...

07/06/2016
Redzi, dzirdi Latviju!

See and Hear Latvia - audiovisual archive / Redzi, dzirdi Latviju - Latvijas Nacionālā arhīva Latvijas Valsts kinofotofonodokumentu arhīva audiovizuālo dokumentu digitālā krātuve

Latvijas Nacionālā arhīva Latvijas Valsts kinofotofonodokumentu arhīva audiovizuālo dokumentu digitālā krātuve

Very interesting art video for a Solstice song ("Scythe") by the group "Vilkači" / Ļoti interesants un māksliniecisks kl...
06/21/2016
Vīru spēka dziesmas. 'Vilkači', 'Jānis' un 'Izkaptiņa'

Very interesting art video for a Solstice song ("Scythe") by the group "Vilkači" / Ļoti interesants un māksliniecisks klips Vilkaču dziesmai "Izkaptiņa"

Jūnija sākumā folkloras un seno cīņu kopa "Vilkači" publicēja jaunu, animētu videoklipu dziesmai "Izkaptiņa". Pati dziesma ir no pērn izdotā vīru Jāņu dziesm...

Historical photos of Latvians celebrating the Summer Solstice / Kā Jāņus agrāk svinēja Latvijā
06/20/2016
Ceļojums laikā: Kā pagājušajā gadsimtā līgoja Latvijā

Historical photos of Latvians celebrating the Summer Solstice / Kā Jāņus agrāk svinēja Latvijā

Jāņi Latvijas teritorijā svinēti jau tūkstošiem gadu, un vienmēr bijuši gada lielākie un ļaužu iemīļotākie svētki. Lūk, neliels ceļojums laikā, kas vēsta par to, kā svinēti Jāņi Latvijā dažādos laikos.

These are the different ways that you can weave a flower wreath for Midsummer Night.  Midsummer is the most important ho...
06/17/2016

These are the different ways that you can weave a flower wreath for Midsummer Night. Midsummer is the most important holiday for Latvians everywhere (at least in my opinion)!

Vainadziņu pīšanas tehnika - var noderēt tuvākajās dienās :)

06/14/2016
Melānijas hronika / Chronicles of Melanie

Šodien ir 14. jūnijs / Today is June 14

Viestura Kairiša filmas "Melānijas hronika" pamatā ir Melānijas Vanagas atmiņu romāns par izdzīvošanas brīnumu Sibīrijā.
Filma kinoteātros visā Latvijā no 1. novembra.
Gaidot filmas pirmizrādi, aicinām noskatīties filmas pirmo treileri:
#melanijashronika

Ilgai Reizniecei apaļa dzimšanas diena / Famous Latvian folklorist Ilga Reizniece turns 60 - article in Latvian
06/10/2016
Tautas garamantu kopējai Ilgai Reizniecei apaļa jubileja!

Ilgai Reizniecei apaļa dzimšanas diena / Famous Latvian folklorist Ilga Reizniece turns 60 - article in Latvian

Šodien, 9. jūnijā apaļo 60. jubileju svin plaši pazīstamā folkloriste, grupas Iļģi līdere, dziedātāja un vijolniece Ilga Reizniece. Viņai dzimšanas dienas apsveikumu sūta Latvijas radio 2!

Beautiful buildings in Latvia / Skaistas ēkas Latvijā
04/15/2016

Beautiful buildings in Latvia / Skaistas ēkas Latvijā

Riga, Latvia

04/12/2016
Dr. Kris Rizzotto

Dr. Kris Rizzotto

During the years of Soviet domination, one of the pillars of survival for Latvia, as nation, was the choir singing. Today, free from the regime, inherited and maintained the value and structure of MUSIC EDUCATION through CHORAL MUSIC in schools. Thanks to this, today the country has the world's highest rate of participation in choirs, where 3 out of 4 people participate in some coral activity. In general, schools (regular schools, not music ones) perform two rehearsals per week with students from pre-school up to the colleges. Result of this system, university choirs and semi-professional youth choirs of Latvia are among the best and most awarded in the world. An historical evidence of the value of choral music for this country, were the resistance movements against the Soviet regime, when thousands of people took to the streets and instead shouting of slogans, sang traditional songs to 4 voices, showing that the Soviets could not shut up a whole history and culture of a people. It is easy to understand how it is possible, every 5 years, promote the Latvian Song and Dance Festival, where choirs from all over the country gather in the Mezaparks arena with about 30,000 voices singing "a capella" and the pitch does not drop!

On Youtube ➝ http://goo.gl/Yk681

Durante os anos de dominação soviética, um dos pilares da sobrevivência da Letônia, como nação, foi o canto coral. Hoje, livres do regime, herdaram e mantiveram a valorização e a estrutura da EDUCAÇÃO MUSICAL pela MÚSICA CORAL nas escolas. Graças a isso, hoje o país tem o maior índice mundial de participação em coros, sendo que 3 em cada 4 habitantes participam de algum coral. Em geral, as escolas (escolas regulares, não as de música) realizam dois ensaios por semana com alunos desde a pré-escola até as faculdades. Resultado deste sistema: os coros universitários e os coros jovens semi-profissionais da Letônia estão entre os melhores e mais premiados do mundo. Uma prova histórica do valor da musica coral para este país foram os movimentos de resistência contra o regime soviético, quando a milhares de pessoas foram para as ruas e, no lugar gritarem de palavras de ordem e slogans, cantavam músicas tradicionais a 4 vozes, mostrando que os comunistas não conseguiriam calar toda uma historia e cultura de um povo. Fica fácil entender como é possível, a cada 5 anos, realizar o Festival Leto de Canção e Dança, quando coros de todo o país se juntam na arena Mežaparks com cerca de 30.000 vozes cantando “a capella” e a afinação não cai!

04/04/2016
The Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects in Baltic Studies | AABS

Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects in Baltic Studies deadline May 1, 2016

The Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects in Baltic Studies The Baumanis Grant is an award made to honor Velta Marija Baumanis of Mount Brydges, Ontario, who left a generous bequest to AABS at the end of her career as an architect. An award of up to $5,000 is available for any creative project (e.g.,…

Contemporary styles with folk/ethnic accents / Moderni apģērbi ar tautiskiem elementiem
03/17/2016

Contemporary styles with folk/ethnic accents / Moderni apģērbi ar tautiskiem elementiem

Apģērbi ar tautiskiem elementiem. Ikdienai un ballītei... Mūsu un Jūsu ideju lidojums!

Time to start gathering materials for Easter egg coloring!
03/11/2016
Dabiskas metodes Lieldienu olu krāsošanai

Time to start gathering materials for Easter egg coloring!

„Mammadaba“ Lieldienu olu krāsošanai iesaka izmatot dabiskas metodes, jo tieši dabā mēs varam smelties vispārsteidzošāko iedvesmu un daudzveidīgākos materiālus, iegūt mākslasdarba cienīgus, pārsteigumiem bagātus rezultātus, kā arī - atrasties visciešākajā kontaktā ar dabu laikā, kad saule un zeme ti…

ČLOA
03/02/2016

ČLOA

02/24/2016
Gruzijas latviešu biedrība "Avesol"

Sveicieni no Gruzijas latviešu skolas! / Greetings from the Latvian school in the country of Georgia

Mani mīļie! Īrijas svētdienas latviešu valodas skolotāji realizē brīnišķīgu ideju - visu ārzemēs strādajošo skoliņu bērnu sasaukšanos. Gruzijas latviešu biedības svētdienas skoliņas bērni ļoti centās un nu mēs piedāvājam jūsu uzmanībai videoklipu par mūsu skoliņu.

02/18/2016
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

The film will also be shown at the Estonian House in River Woods on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 4:00 p.m.

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture and The Latvian Folk Art Museum cordially invite you to the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Baltic University and the viewing of the documentary THE STORY OF THE BALTIC UNIVERSITY 1946 – 1949. Hamburg/Pinneberg Germany directed by Helga Merits on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2.00 PM at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture 6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629 Admission is free for the members of the Balzekas Museum and $5 for non-members For more information, please call 773-582-6500

This program has been sponsored in part by: Illinois Arts Council Agency and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

02/18/2016
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture and The Latvian Folk Art Museum cordially invite you to the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Baltic University and the viewing of the documentary THE STORY OF THE BALTIC UNIVERSITY 1946 – 1949. Hamburg/Pinneberg Germany directed by Helga Merits on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2.00 PM at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture 6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629 Admission is free for the members of the Balzekas Museum and $5 for non-members For more information, please call 773-582-6500

This program has been sponsored in part by: Illinois Arts Council Agency and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

American Latvian Association
02/16/2016
American Latvian Association

American Latvian Association

Latviešu diriģents Andris Nelsons un viņa vadītais Bostonas simfoniskais orķestris kļuvis par prestižākās mūzikas balvas Grammy ieguvējiem.

Meteņi Brīvdabas muzejā / Metenis celebration at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum in Latvia
02/08/2016
Metenis 2016

Meteņi Brīvdabas muzejā / Metenis celebration at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum in Latvia

Meteņi is a festival where the ancient Latvians celebrated the passing of winter and started preparing for the coming of spring. Meteņi saw the winter's last mask processions, when people sang, danced, wished well, visited each other far away, rode sleighs down a mountain and boasted to ensure a goo…

02/04/2016
Folk dance group "Dandari"

Interesanta informācija par tautas tērpu valkāšanu / Interesting information about wearing Latvian folk costumes (in Latvian)

Kā veidojas viena novada tērps un kādas kļūdas pieļaujam, neievērojot dažādu laiku nianses? Noskaties video, kurā padomus iesaka Aija Jansoe un Linda Rubena!

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