The origins of the collection date back to the 1990s; it is known as the Zuzāns Collection from the year 2017 and represents more than 30,000 items of painting, graphic art, sculpture, decorative arts, and design.
Today Zuzāns Collection is developing at a great rate. With late-19th-century and early-20th-century art, classical modernist art, and Soviet-era art, the collection represents established artists and movements in the history of Latvian art and lesser-known, nonconformist personalities, whose work may be underrepresented in Latvian public art institutions.
A growing collection of contemporary international painting and sculpture marks a new direction in the development of the collection, which includes such authors as Rashid Johnson (1977), Nathaniel Mary Quinn (1977), Emily Mae Smith (1979), Marina Abramović (1946) and others. This expansion aims to place Latvian art within a broader context and engage in active dialogue with the international art community by organizing exhibitions and publications and providing loans.