The Word Belongs to a Woman
A new permanent display. Art by Aleksandra Beļcova at the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum
From 21 March to 9 September 2017, the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum in Riga (57a Elizabetes Street, Apt. 26) will offer a new permanent display – exhibition “The Word Belongs to a Woman” featuring paintings, graphic art and porcelain design by the prominent Latvian artist Aleksandra Beļcova.

The 125th anniversary of Aleksandra Beļcova’s (Александра Бельцова, 1892–1981) birth is being commemorated in 2017, and the R. Suta and A. Beļcova Museum is celebrating the jubilee with three exhibitions that will allow visitors to learn more about the artist’s work. The process has begun with a transformation of the museum’s permanent display, for six months featuring only the art by Aleksandra Beļcova. The creative heritage of her husband, Romans Suta (1896–1944) will be demonstrated at a major exhibition, Romans Suta – 120: A Universal Formula of Art, at the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art (1 Janis Rozentāls Square) and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (10/20 Skārņu Street).


Aleksandra Beļcova and Romans Suta were very different people. He was an energetic man with the gift of the gab, while she was an elegant, shy and quiet woman. The title to the display, The Word Belongs to a Woman, reflects the fact that painter will not keep silence any more, at least during the exhibition time, and will clearly be seen and heard because of her artworks.


Aleksandra Beļcova lived a long life, passing away at the age of 89. She worked on art throughout her life, always trying to move along with the times, making use of many different styles and directions of art while constantly preserving what was most important to her – piety, respect and kindness toward that which she was depicting, whether a person, a landscape or a still life painting.


Visitors will see the author’s Modernist masterpieces, paintings that were inspired by representatives of Parisian School in the 1930s, as well as artworks from the Soviet era. The retrospection is supplemented with the story of many less known aspects of Aleksandra Beļcova’s life.


Exhibits on display come from the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum, Latvian National Museum of Art, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, and private collections.


A series of events will be provided during the exhibition, including meetings with the curator of the project, Dr. art. Natalya Yevseyeva under the format Talks at the Museum, lectures on the theme, guided tours and different creative activities.




Dr. art. Natalya Yevseyeva, Head of the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum / Latvian National Museum of Art

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