The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova
Elizabetes Street 57a-26, Riga
To arrange a visit call (+371) 67 288800

In this small apartment in the very centre of Riga one can find the nostalgic stories that were attached to the lives and attitudes of two Latvian artists’ of pre-Soviet Latvia: the representative of Classical Modernism Romans Suta, his wife Aleksandra Beļcova, along with their daughter Tatjana Suta, the ballet dancer and art historian who, throughout her life painstakingly preserved and popularized her parents' artistic legacy, (which she bequeathed to Latvian National Museum of Art after her death in 2004). In addition to their artworks, the museum highlights the life of these two prominent figures of Latvian art through the display of their original 1930’s furniture, books, black and white photographs, clothing etc. The didactic 80’s TV art history programs of Tatjana Sula are also on display. It is admirable that she managed to maintain the objects in the apartment in such a good state, especially considering the fact that she was obliged to share the three rooms with another family during the Soviet period.
The museum hosts events covering the areas in which both the artists and their family worked: visual and applied arts, theatre, cinema, art history, television, music, etc.