You will always find something new in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre! On this page you will find all the exhibitions that are held in our center, as well as a relevant information about them.


Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the original paintings by the artist Mark Rothko and his artwork reproductions. It is the only permanent retrospective exhibition of Rothko’s artwork in Europe. Next to the original paintings visitors can explore the Art Centre’s library, video hall, Rothko’s research room and a digital display “Mark Rothko. Life and Art” which is dedicated to the artist’s childhood, his hometown Dvinsk (Daugavpils) and his subsequent creative evolution in the USA.

In the M.Rothko’s original artwork room are exhibited 6 paintings kindly provided for long-term loan by the artist’s daughter Kate Rothko Prizel and son Christopher Rothko. This exhibition reflects all periods of Rothko’s art; his intense searching, diverse activities and transformations in his way towards mastery and freedom.

The permanent exhibition and Rothko’s original works which are displayed at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre (exhibition Sector A) can be visited with/without a tour guide or with an audio guide.

The following original paintings are displayed at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre from April 24, 2016:

  • UNTITLED 1947, oil on canvas, 135,9 x 100,5 cm, Collection of Christopher Rothko
  • OEDIPUS 1940, oil on linen, 91,4 x 61 cm., Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel
  • OMENS OF GODS AND BIRDS 1944/1945, oil on canvas, 100,8 x 70,2 cm, Collection of Christopher Rothko
  • ENTRANCE TO SUBWAY 1938, oil on canvas, 86,4 x 117,5 cm, Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel
  • UNTITLED (YELLOW, PINK) 1955, oil on canvas, 202,6 x 172,1 cm, Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel
  • UNTITLED 1970, acrylic on canvas, 172,7 x 152,4 cm, Collection of Christopher Rothko


  • I See Nature Like Paint: Gillian Ayres paintings 1972-83
    Published: 29.03.19
    I See Nature Like Paint: Gillian Ayres paintings 1972-83
    One of Britain’s most significant abstract painters, known for her huge vibrant canvases bursting with colour.  Inspired by abstract expressionist art in the United States, Ayres painted in a lyrical, gestural, non-geometric abstract style that stood in contrast to the hard-edge forms of her contemporaries. Never didactic, her oeuvre illustrates an artist constantly experimenting with the possibilities of paint. Read more...
    Published: 10.05.19
    The eighth iteration of the International Latgale Graphic Art Symposium in Daugavpils has brought together eight participants who, in their own individual ways, all continue the rich traditions of past generation of graphic artists. Now the outcomes of two packed weeks of creative work are presented to the public. The graphic art symposium has proved its sustainability and relevance in the global community of graphic art. It can certainly be called a successful and valuable graphic art tradition in Latgale region. The symposium has provided a fertile ground for discussion and creative work in the cultural space of Latgale region by bringing together Latvian and international artists who have similarities and differences in the way they conceptualise and approach graphic art. These conditions have enabled a unique form of dialogue which does not require verbal speech, but rests on transfer and comparison of technical nuances and individual growth. Read more...
    Published: 18.04.19
    Boris Lurie (Jul 18, 1924 – Jan 7, 2008), an American artist and writer, born in Leningrad into a Jewish family and grew up in Riga. From 1941 to 1945, he was imprisoned in German concentration camps. His mother, grandmother and sister were killed by the Nazis in Rumbula. Read more...
  • I like
    Published: 17.04.19
    I like
    Maija Bērziņa I like to live, painting the things I love, the things that fill my heart with joy and animate me, stirring my soul… I like the nature of Latvia, our rivers and blue lakes, the rolling sea, the golden beaches, the lithe figures of girls and boys astride galloping horses. Nourishment for the soul, beauty and joy, the deep-rooted power of the human spirit and the eternal cycles of nature, forever mine. I like the sharp gusts of wind, the moving, temperamental smears of colour and their swirling force… I like versatility – the bright and cheerful person, radiating light and overflowing with happiness, running barefoot towards me. The flow of life, subliminal nature, dappling sunlight that jumps and dances like a foal, the uplifting surge of a galloping horse, the creative, artistic process – that is what I like. Read more...
  • The Funen Printmaking Workshop – artist studio in Denmark
    Published: 15.04.19
    The Funen Printmaking Workshop – artist studio in Denmark
    The exhibition programme of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre continues to showcase local and international graphic art. Two major exhibitions of Latvian graphic art have been organised so far, and quite recently we were able to observe the stylistic variation of Estonian graphic artists. This time, we present graphic art created in Denmark. As seen from the title, the artwork comes from a printmakers’ studio located in Denmark. It has around 300 members, including Danish and international artists. Read more...
  • PEACE AND TENSION: Juried Group Exhibition by Artists from Latgale Region
    Published: 15.04.19
    PEACE AND TENSION: Juried Group Exhibition by Artists from Latgale Region
    Peace and tension – the two antitheses of the 21st century. These terms or elements of life accompany us all in our day-to-day routines. Each of us can perceive and make sense of these two phenomena in a different way. A worker's existential life is hinged on peace, which allows an individual as well as their family, relatives, friends or acquaintances to engage in human interaction. Based on peaceful, harmonised and, at the same time, dynamic development, it promotes their individual growth. Read more...
    Published: 15.04.19
    Zsófia Karsai The wall could be the wall of consciousness – a symbol of safety and protection. Or perhaps it is safeguarding from the harmful effects of the outside world. It might also be a barrier between different emotions or perhaps a prison, a banister or an obstacle. We have all been walls and we have also stood on both sides as well. It is up to us where we choose to be. Read more...
    Published: 15.04.19
    MÁRTA RADICS The exhibition displays attributes of an imaginary kingdom. The blurred fortresses, crowns and gates show the clouds and waves of water that are riding over the kingdom… The ruins of this ancient world have a profound effect on me, and they send humankind back through ages with their dignified balance. The ruins of the past surround our everyday life and radiate perfection in their own inadequacy. The elements in this space have such an effect on us that they help us remember, either consciously or subconsciously. Remembrance often appears in the form of a mood and feeling. The weather-stricken elements of rocks, castles and columns can start a story that can create a relationship between soul and substance. Read more...
    Published: 09.05.19
    Prof. Dr. Remigijus Venckus Exhibition: 18.05.2019 ‘Solaris’ is an art exhibition of a well-known Lithuanian media artist Prof. Ph. D. Remigijus Venckus. The exhibition will be opened at 7 p.m. at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.  Idea: On the Solaris Ocean. Lately I have not had much time for reading fiction, but I am actually missing the period of bookworming, which happened in my life some years ago. Thus, in the summer of 2017, I went back to my already forgotten reading activities. I spent half of my vacation near some Lithuanian lakes with a few interesting books, having nothing to do in my academic life. While there, I read ‘Solaris’ (1961), one of the most memorable Sci-Fi books ever written. The author of this impressive masterpiece was Stanislaw Lem, Polish intellectual and philosopher, winner of multiple international awards. I had never read anything by him before, but I had seen some films based on his books. Read more...
  • The exhibition “ ILLUSION OF TENDERNESS” from the painting collection of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.
    Published: 26.02.19
    The exhibition “ ILLUSION OF TENDERNESS” from the painting collection of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.
    The once dominant view of the female nature as inherently tender, delicate and docile is now increasingly contested as subjective and delusional, rooted in man-made myth rather than objective reality. The present-day image of a modern female is deeply dissonant with past conceptions as it incorporates new qualities, perspectives and features. And yet, is tenderness really a mere illusion? Read more...