Latvian Art in Washington at the Nordic Heritage Museum — until July 27th —

6 Jun

The Latvians: Fifty Years in the State of Washington
Friday, June 6, 2008 to Sunday, July 27, 2008

In the years following World War II, immigrants from the Baltic State of Latvia found home and work in the state of Washington. Photographs, textiles, folk costumes and and fine art tell the story of the 50-year history of their daily lives, work, and accomplishments, and the cultural traditions they have kept alive in their new home.

Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

With your Husky Card: $5.00/person

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2 Responses to “Latvian Art in Washington at the Nordic Heritage Museum — until July 27th —”

  1. Vija June 12, 2008 at 4:08 pm #

    Great collection of Latvian ethnic folkcostumes made by immigrants here in State of Washington. Also embroidery, other cratfs as well as modern art work, good collection of photographs from the last 50 years of Latvians living in the state.Collection of articles on Latvia regain independance in 1991, and Baltic Studies program at University of Washington

  2. August Court January 23, 2009 at 12:15 am #

    I recently became aware of Latvian Diaspora artist Lucia Peka. Her widower recently passed away, and he had several of her paintings stored in his garage. I was able to purchase them and have them beautifully restored. I want to learn more about her life and work, and view other examples of it. I’ve seen her wiki entry at:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucia_Peka

    Please advise if there are any future showings of Latvian art collections.

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