• Mūkusalas iela 42
    Riga, LV-1004, Latvia
    + 371 28640886
  • OPEN
    Tuesdays - Fridays
    Bicycles Charge
  • Free entrance to all exhibitions
  • CLOSED Sundays and Mondays

    Exceptionally closed on 13-15 February 2020
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT 27 Trolley / 10, 26 Bus

About Us

  • Ingūna Ģēģere

    Ingūna Ģēģere

    Head collection manager

    Curator of Painting collection


  • Arta Vārpa

    Arta Vārpa

    Curator of Graphic art and Sculpture collections


  • Marta Šuste

    Marta Šuste

    Curator of the Collection of Decorative and Applied Art


  • Valts Miķelsons

    Valts Miķelsons

    Metadata editor, exhibition curator, translator

  • Liene Muceniece

    Liene Muceniece

    Master paintings conservator


  • Andris Konošonoks

    Andris Konošonoks

    Assistant in collection and exhibition work


  • Māris Mikāns

    Māris Mikāns

    Assistant in collection and exhibition work


About the Gallery

The operation of the Mūkusala Art Salon is determined by private initiative - with the aim of creating a democratic space, open to all members of society to get to know and enjoy Latvian art, free of charge.

Māris Mikāns

The Mūkusala Art Salon has four main goals. Firstly, to show and promote the salon’s collection. Art of the second half of the 20th century - perhaps the brightest period of art, especially painting, in Latvia - currently does not feature in any permanent exposition in Riga,  but is regularly on display in the salon. The exhibition programme is determined by the character of the collection, which traces several important developments in Latvian art as well as occasionally exploring more isolated phenomena. The salon’s curators try to find a balance among solo, group, art movement and thematic shows, to ensure multifaceted agenda appealing to various tastes.

Secondly, the salon aims to highlight new and contemporary artists, both ones that have not been sufficiently recognised, and ones whose art has already received critical acclaim and needs no introduction. From Fall 2012 the salon’s newly opened Upper Gallery will be dedicated to this purpose. Thus, the viewers will be presented with two exhibitions simultaneously - the old masters on the ground floor, and contemporary art on the upper level.

Thirdly, to broaden the context of the exhibitions, the salon regularly organises various, interdisciplinary events - lectures, readings, theatre performances - that directly or indirectly further the issues raised by the displays or provide deeper insight in separate but still significant questions.

The fourth goal of the Mūkusala Art Salon - one that remains invisible to the visitors - is scientific research of the works in the collection. A selection of the results will be available on the salon’s website, and eventually they will take a book format.