Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova, Riga

Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova, Riga

The Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova is a small memorial museum which tells the story of Latvia's famous artistic couple. Located in the apartment no.26 at 57 Elizabetes iela, that was once occupied by the artists, the museum highlights their professional achievements, social activities and family life.

Romans Suta (1896-1944) was an artist of multilateral talent, which fully revealed itself in visual arts as well as essay writing. The museum features film sets, costumes, book illustrations and paintings by Suta, as well as some of the essays he wrote.

Aleksandra Belcova (Suta’s wife) was an elegant and modern woman, and with a great deal of artistic talent herself. Her paintings, influenced by Cubism and Constructivism, as well as sketches, adorn the museum’s walls. Photographs, letters, documents and household items are also on display, along with the original furniture that belonged to the couple and recreates the original home atmosphere.

A special place in the museum is devoted to the Baltars porcelain painting workshop, founded by Romans Suta. Presented here are pieces of china, hand-painted by Suta and Belcova, pleasing the eye with their vibrant colours and masterly execution.

Operation hours: Tuesday: 11 am - 7 pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm

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Sight Name: Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova
Sight Location: Riga, Latvia (See walking tours in Riga)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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