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Roman Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum

11.00-18.00
11.00-19.00
Closed Sun, Mon

The Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova is historical apartment of two prominent figures in the history of Latvian art - representatives of Classical Modernism. Museum is situated in Riga, 57a Elizabetes Street, Apt. 26.

Romans Suta (1896-1944) was a brilliantly creative and multitalented person who painted, designed and illustrated books, designed stage and film sets as well as headed his own art workshop, published essays on art and developed a concept of a national constructivist design style which he implemented by founding his Baltars porcelain painting workshop and designing furniture and interior decors.

Aleksandra Beļcova (1892-1981) was a charming and elegant lady - both a modern and liberated woman of her time and professional artist. Her works dated from the 1920s-1930s - cubist landscapes, constructivist still-lifes, portraits and porcelain paintings created at the Baltars workshop - attract with their high artistic quality and the original execution.

The collection of the Museum of Romāns Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova comprises some 4000 works of art including paintings, hand-painted porcelain objects, ink drawings, watercolours as well as porcelain, costume and stage set design sketches. Authentic furniture, household objects and archive materials such as: photographs, letters, exhibition catalogues and other documents are contained in the collection.

The permanent display of the Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova was set up as a narrative of three aspects of the two artists’ lives: their art, social activities and family.

The Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova aims to develop its premises as a venue for gatherings of people who are interested in various cultural processes. To this end, the museum hosts events which cover the areas in which the artists and their family worked: the visual and applied arts, theatre, cinema, art history, television and music, etc.