Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova is situated in historical apartment of significant Latvian modernist artists’ couple Romans Suta (1896–1944) and Aleksandra Beļcova (1892–1981)
Museum is opened since 2008. The idea of it was cherished and developed by Sutas and Beļcova's daughter – the ballet dancer, art historian and TV journalist Tatjana Suta(1923–2004) who throughout her life, painstakingly preserved and popularised her parents' artistic legacy which she bequeathed to Latvian National Museum of Art.
The museum is dedicated to two prominent figures in the history of Latvian art – representatives of Classical Modernism. Romans Suta 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, developed “Baltars” porcelain painting workshop and designed furniture and interior decors. Aleksandra Beļcova was a charming and elegant lady – both a modern and liberated woman of her time and one of the first modernist female artists in Latvia. In Suta and Beļcova's trips to Europe they established a closer relationship with a number of German, Russian and French modern artists – Amedee Ozanfant, Le Corbusier, Louis Marcoussis, Juan Gris, etc.
The display of the Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova – a staged interior of the two artists' home – was set up as a narrative of three aspects of their life: art, social activities and family. There visitors can see a number of brilliant works of art by two artists, mementos, characteristic photographs, informative documents, etc.
Elizabetes Street 57a, Apt. 26 (5th floor), Rīga LV-1050, LatviaKontakti:
Head of the R.Suta and A.Beļcova Museum
Curator of the R.Suta and A.Beļcova Collection
Open: Wed, Fri-Sun 11:00 – 18:00, Thu 11:00 – 19:00, Closed Mon, Tue
Tickets: 1,50 Ls (Adults), 0,50 Ls (Kids, Students, Seniors)