The exhibition "Bears in Jelgava Art School students’ collages and Estonian nature photographers' photos" is on display at the Latvian National Museum of Nature until January 7, inviting to look at the portraits of bears created by children, as well as to learn about bears' way of life in the nature.
As the number of brown bears Ursus arctos increases in Latvia, public awareness and understanding of this animal is becoming more and more relevant. The bear in Latvia is no longer just a visitor of the northeastern border. After a hundred years, the species has returned and is gradually taking a stable position in the local fauna.
At the exhibition, visitors are invited to get to know the bears in different ways. Jelgava Art School 4.-5. class students' collages on the topic "Portraits of Bears" reveal various characters and personalities of bears, which come to life in grimaces, poses, costumes and images created by children.
On the other hand, you can learn about the life of a brown bear in the wild in Estonia in the photo exhibition "Bear - our neighbor". The authors of the photographs are mostly experienced nature photographers, nature guides and hunters. During the shooting, the principles of safe behavior were observed, photographed from a hiding place or a safe distance, so as not to expose people and animals to immediate or possible danger in the future. The selected works are unique testimonies of the bear's lifestyle, which, by revealing the natural behavior of the animals in the wild, allows us to understand it better. The photographs are complemented by the authors' stories and comments by natural scientists.
Also at the exhibition, every visitor has the opportunity to get acquainted with the sad story of a young, most likely human-tamed bear, compare the size of his hand with a bear's paw, and learn what the recommended behavior is when encountering a bear.
Exhibition "Bears in Jelgava Art School students’ collages and Estonian nature photographers' photos" 25.10.2023.–07.01.2024.
Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Adults – 3,50 €
Seniors, students – 2,50 €*
Pupils – 1,50 €*
* ID required (student card, senior card etc.)
Special offer in cooperation with bakery "Lāči"
From October 25 to January 7, exhibition visitors will receive a 30% discount on ALL BREAD by presenting the Latvian National Museum of Nature entrance ticket at the Lāči bakery store at Merķeļa street 13, Riga.