M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art
Established in 1921, the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art is one of the oldest and largest art museums in Lithuania. It is the best place in Lithuania to become acquainted with the development of Lithuanian and international art history and culture, from ancient times to the present day. The M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art is the where almost all the creative heritage of this most famous Lithuanian painter, composer, author and public figure is preserved.
In 1997 M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum was given National Museum status.
M. K. Čiurlionis painting and graphics
The majority of the Lithuanian artist M. K. Čiurlionis’s (1875–1911) creative legacy is displayed here.
Visitors are invited to listen to M. K. Čiurlionis’s compositions in the music auditorium, where piano concerts are also organized.
16-19th Century Lithuanian Art
The exhibition contains works by representatives of the Vilnius Art School – Karol Rypinski, Wincenty Dmochowski and Jan Rustem. It also includes works representating the new academicism by pupils of the St. Petersburg Art Academy – Tadeusz Gorecki, Jan Chrucki, Albert Wojciech Žamett, romanticist Michael Elviro Andriolli and also a representative of Western Europe realism – Edward Mateusz Römer. These Lithuanian painters’ works are complemented by examples of Lithuanian church Art: two wooden sculptures of exceptionally sublime beauty – the Gothic Madonnas.
Lithuanian Folk Art
The museum is famous for its rich folk art collection from the 18–20 centuries including over 4 thousand folk sculptures. The collection presents the best examples of painting, graphics and sculpture.
Early 20th century Lithuanian art (the works of the group “Ars” and Kaunas Art School)
M. K. Čiurlionis museum is the national treasure trove of Lithuanian pictorial art from the first half of the 20th century. Alongside the creations of ex-lecturers from Kaunas Art School – Justinas Vienuožinskis, Adomas Varnas, Kajetonas Sklėrius, Jonas Šileika, Petras Kalpokas, Adomas Galdikas, you can also find representatives of the groups “Ars” and “Independent”. These artists are distinctive through their individual espression and brave experimentation from the 1930’s: Antanas Samuolis, Viktoras Vizgirda, Antanas Gudaitis, Juozas Mikėnas, Leonardas Kazokas, Jonas Vaičius, Adolfas Valeška and others.
Ticket price 6 Lt.
V. Putvinskio St. 55
Telephone number: +370 37 22 94 75
Fax: +370 37 22 26 06