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


  • Lilija Zeiļa
    Published: 12.11.18
    Lilija Zeiļa
    TRACES. TOUCH. VERSATILITY Lilija Zeiļa is a master. Potter, ceramicist, artist. She was born in Daugavpils in 1958. For nearly 40 years, her hands have been busy with clay, which continues to set the course of her life and daily routines and yield itself to her will. To celebrate her anniversary, Lilija Zeiļa has prepared a solo exhibition featuring three groups of work – Traces. Touch. Versatility. Read more...
  • Izabella Krolle
    Published: 09.11.18
    Izabella Krolle
    ARTERY In her solo exhibition ARTERY, Izabella Krolle poses questions that are vital to all artists and attempts to answer them in her own way. This exhibition is like a conceptual theatre of images, assembled into a complex yet holistic configuration. It makes no attempt to place any one piece in the limelight but rather presents them as a whole with an emphasis on interaction patterns and subtle games of relationships. What keeps the artist alive? What urges her to create, again and again? What are the origins of the artist’s inspiration, imagery and creative drive or spark? Read more...
    Published: 01.11.18
    JULIUS VOEGTLI (1879 - 1944) The Rediscovery of an Eminent Swiss Landscape Painter and Portraitist Julius Voegtli was born in March 1879 in Malters, western Switzerland. He had his training as a decorative painter at the Gewerbeschule [Vocational school] in Basel and in a traineeship in Basel. He also studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. There, he was particularly interested in landscape painting and became enthusiastic about the impressionism of the French masters, namely Cezanne. Read more...
  • COLOURS OF KURZEME / Group exhibition of artists from Talsi
    Published: 31.10.18
    COLOURS OF KURZEME / Group exhibition of artists from Talsi
    Owing to its location in the west of Latvia, Kurzeme is probably less known in Daugavpils and Latgale than geographically closer regions such as Vidzeme or Sēlija… Perhaps the same is true with local knowledge about the art and artists of Kurzeme. Some art theorists have questioned the concept of a locally specific Kurzeme art… And yet, for over 30 years the name of an art group from Talsi, popularly known as the Talsi Bush Art Group, rings loud and clear across Latvian art space. Read more...
    Published: 31.10.18
    It is a pleasure to organise an exhibition of the Association of Estonian Printmakers at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. I have to admit that the artists taking part in this exhibition are almost the same as those who were active “in the old times”, i.e. before the general crisis in printmaking. But I am not saying that the old times were ideal. I became president of our association seven years ago, when there was a crisis both in the economy and in the medium of printmaking. During the course of these seven years, many things have changed in the art world, including the realm of printmaking. For example, printmaking has gained popularity and escalated to the second place among student candidates of the Art Academies in Riga and Vilnius. This is similar to the situation at our Estonian Art Institute in the Soviet times. Read more...
    Published: 31.10.18
    We are both proud and delighted to present and celebrate the fifth European tapestry show ARTAPESTRY5 – a contemporary showcase of tapestries from 12 European countries. We are proud that European Tapestry Forum (ETF) during in only a short number of years, has succeeded in creating a platform for European tapestry artists and has established a position on the international tapestry scene. In 2001 a score of visionary tapestry weavers had a dream of promoting and improving the visibility of tapestry art in Europe and enabling it to reclaim its position as a challenging artform. ETF has gained valuable experience in the past 20 years by working with artists, curators and experts. Read more...
    Published: 31.10.18
    During the years of visiting Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, the surroundings and the mystery of the fortress have had an unconscious effect. Old architecture, especially the cultural layers that had formed over time, affect you through their multi-layered textures as if from the subtle depths of old frescoes. Everything smells like mature French cheese. When I feel this scent, it charms me by its texture. I cannot pass quietly through graffiti. Everything here compels me to take my camera and communicate with the surroundings through the whispers of graphics. This scent is captured while inhaling the smell of intercultural layers of old barracks and buildings. Read more...
  • Daugavpils. Music
    Published: 04.10.18
    Daugavpils. Music
    In the frame of the 7th Music and Arts Festival “Daugavpils ReStArt 2018”, photo studio “Ezerzeme – F” will offer all locals and city guests a photo exhibition “Daugavpils. Music”, which will be available at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Read more...
  • International Painting Symposium Mark Rothko 2018
    Published: 17.09.18
    International Painting Symposium  Mark Rothko 2018
    ‘Painting Our Future Together’ On the occasion of the European Cooperation Day 2018, the Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Cross-Border Cooperation Programme and Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre present the travelling exhibition “Painting Our Future Together” showcasing the artwork by 10 international artists who have drawn inspiration from the art of the world-renowned artist Mark Rothko and from the charming atmosphere of his birthplace during the 14th international painting symposium “Mark Rothko 2018” in Daugavpils, Latvia. Read more...
    Published: 12.09.18
                It is worth mentioning that exhibitions representing a dialogue of different artists that includes their existence in different environments as well as living in different periods attract considerable attention of culture consumers. The dialogue, like a new Enlightenment, allows us to see from a new perspective things that we consider we have experienced and know very well. We have this feeling of novelty of perception and space-time dimension at the painting exhibition of Marc Chagall (1887–1985) and Lithuanian artist Jonas Daniliauskas (b. 1950) Chagall One and Two. Read more...