The Baltic Course  

Riga gallery scene
The streets of Latvia's capital Riga are often considered a living gallery on their own, with dainty Medieval houses in the Old Town and the up-class and renovated Art Noveau architecture of the 1920's across the centre. Despite newly built constructions often being criticised for their aesthetic qualities, the scene of modern art in Riga is of the highest standards, though sometimes lagging in breadth due to a lack of state support. Art museums in Latvia lack the funds to be stocking up on works of art made in recent days, and the best place to soak up some of the bustling developments of the country's art scene would probably be the art galleries of Riga.