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3 X 9 = XXVII: BOOK LOVERS SOCIETY – 90

The XXVII Book Lovers Society (active in 1930–1940) left a bright mark in the cultural life of Lithuania. A meeting of a larger group of bibliophiles chaired by Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas took place on 30 October 1930. The statutes of the society being discussed, a month later, on 26 November, were…
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ROMANAS KRASNINKEVIČIUS: I NEVER TOOK A TRODDEN PATH

Romanas Krasninkevičius (1926-1996) is a folk graphic artist of a rich biography and enormous talent, whose existence – like that of the old Lithuanian ‘god makers’ – was based on creative work, personal experiences being the source of his creativity. Probably the deepest mark on Krasninkevičius’ creative path was left …
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VIRTUAL TOUR WITH THE GUIDE

While we cannot invite you to visit our museum in person, we offer a virtual tour of the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.This tour will help you to learn about the unique interior of the building as well as the incredible art of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. You will …
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“EMBROIDERED ČIURLIONIS”

Audronė Zupkienė, a medical doctor by profession, says that twenty years ago the idea that something was missing in her life began to flicker in her mind. “I was obsessed by a peculiar feeling for about five years before I had finally discovered the joy of embroidery. After having embroidered…
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“LITHUANIA – THE LAND OF CROSSES”

Lithuanian crosses are a unique phenomenon. In 2001, UNESCO included Lithuanian cross-crafting in the representative list of masterpieces of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.They are a synthesis of faith, tradition, artistry and craftsmanship. Lithuanians built crosses in memory of the dead or as symbols of spiritual protection. It is …
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“THE ARCHAICS: LITHUANIAN FOLK ART XVIII–XX C.”

The exposition aims to unfold our nation’s cultural heritage of the 18th – 20th centuries through the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art’s collection of Lithuanian folk art which is comprised of 12,000 ethnocultural objectsThe title of the exhibition clearly defines the selection criteria: ancient articles that have remained …
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PETRAS KALPOKAS (1880–1945) AND ENVIRONMENT

Petras Kalpokas (1880–1945) – one of the most outstanding and productive Lithuanian painters, scenography artists and fresco authors of the first half of the 20th century was acknowledged not only in Lithuania, his creation was well known in Germany and Latvia. Professor P. Kalpokas taught and headed the painting studio …
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