The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
Latvian Artist’s Union Open Collection
11. Novembra krastmala 35, Riga
Open Tue–Fri 12:00–18:00, Sat 12:00–16:00

There is one aspect of this institution that is worth admiring - the collection of local artworks purchased through the Unions’ annual exhibitions and, as such, a kind of odd alternative collection of Latvian Art between 1945 and 1991. The collection mainly represents the artists’ struggle for information and the interpretation of principal art movements on the other side of the Iron Curtain, thus offering a display of social realism, surrealism-like, new-realistic-like, conceptual-like and neo-expressionist-like art, as well as great combinations of different styles of painting and drawing.