Kaunas picture galerry
The gallery was opened in 1979 (architects Liucija Gedgaudienė, Jonas Navakas).
Lithuanian Art of the 1960’s – 1970’s
The exhibition introduces the visitors to the outstanding Lithuanian works of art by Antanas Gudaitis, Leopoldas Surgailis, Leonardas Tuleikis, Algimantas Švėgžda, Vladas Karatajus, Jonas Švažas, Aloyzas Stasiulevičius, Vincas Kisarauskas, Algimantas Kuras, Laima Drazdauskaitė and Povilas Vaitekūnas, which reflect the main artistic tendencies.
Lithuanian Exile Art Collection
A wide spectrum of works by Lithuanian artists who scattered throughout the world may be seen here. Most of these artists developed their own style after they had familiarized themselves with modern art trends worldwide.
Painting, sculpture, textiles and ceramics are represented through the works of classics such as Adomas Galdikas, Viktoras Vizgirda, Adolfas Valeška and Albertas Vesčiūnas alongside artists like Jolanta and Jurgis Janavičius, Vida Krištolaitytė, Vytautas Sakalas and others. The Lithuanian Exile Art Collection is constantly being updated with new works.
Fluxus room is dedicated to the founder of the avant-garde movement, well known throughout the world and Kaunas native, George Maciunas (1931–1978) It displays works by G. Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Joseph Beuys, Mieko (Chieko) Shiomi, Ben Vautier, George Brecht and those of other Fluxus movement participants: unique books, examples of mail-art, prints, objects and other examples.
Two colleagues of George Maciunas decided to create works in his memory after visiting his native city. The “Black Hole” installation by well-known Japanese artist Ay-O, is an amusing accent of the main Picture Gallery hall. The gallery also received Takako Saito installations “You+Me Shop” and “Mano mano Theatre”.
Algimantas Miškinis collection
The Eastern and Lithuanian art collections, presented to the city of Kaunas by Professor Algimantas Miškinis, are displayed on the third floor of the gallery.
The basement of the gallery serves as a temporary exhibition space for Lithuanian and international art exhibitions.
Ticket price: 4 Lt.
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