Vilnius Lithuania Art

The Lithuanian National Museum of Art is the largest national museum in Lithuania, which collects, restores and preserves works of art of national importance that are exhibited in exhibition halls in the coastal city - the capital. It is characterized by its rich collection of fine arts, which includes a total of 230 thousand exhibits representing more than 1.5 million works of art, applied and unapplied. Lithuania's capital Vilnius boasts magnificent architecture and a busy art calendar, with a rich and diverse collection of fine arts, sculpture and ceramics.

Vilnius also hosts many Russian art exhibitions, but somehow very few of the works on display enrich the museum's collection. In addition, the center organizes exhibitions abroad and is able to organize exhibitions in the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and other countries. Alternatively, the MO Museum is a privately owned museum, but does not have a permanent exhibition, which rotates the collection instead. The Kernave Museum, which you can visit on a day trip to Vilnius, is presented in two exhibition rooms, one on the first floor and the other on the second floor.

The Vilnius Academy of Arts conducts basic research in the humanities and social sciences, which is of importance for Lithuania and the entire Baltic region. There are courses such as glass art, which aim to present Lithuanian art to an international audience and introduce foreign artists to Vilnius. Although the collection is purely Lithuanian, they aim at developing the local Lithuanian art scene in each exhibition, which will develop a dialogue with the international art world.

The Vilnius Academy of Arts presents other fine arts at the Academy and in the city's ARTIFEX Gallery exhibits new forms of textile art and preserves the tradition of folk art weaving. The Lithuanian Art Museum is also responsible for the preservation of the works of the National Museum of Art and Culture of Lithuania and the museum's own collection. It is an expressive and innovative museum, which most importantly combines the past with the future of Vilnius.

The first exhibition took place in April 1941, and the works were donated to the Lithuanian Art Society from a series of art exhibitions, which began to make plans for permanent facilities. At that time it was known as the Vilnius State Art Museum and was dedicated to the art and culture of Lithuania.

In 1966 the museum was called the Lithuanian Art Museum, in 1991 its exhibits were kept in the Lithuanian National Museum. In 1991, the new Lithuanian government granted it the status of a national museum in January 1997. In 1999, the building became the Baltic State Museum in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, which has since regained ownership. The Lithuanian Art Museum is a public institution, which received the status of a national museum from the Latvian government in 1997 and the status of a national museum in Lithuania in 2001.

The Lithuanian Art Museum exhibits works of art from all over the world as well as art from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

The Polish government, which at that time controlled Vilnius, decided in 1933 to establish the Vilnius City Museum and initially established it in Vilnius. On the initiative of A. Valeskos, who was appointed director, the Lithuanian Museum of Art's collections were transferred from the sunken Oginskiai Palace to the Town Hall (which was given as a museum by order of Vilnsius Burmist), which was transferred to the museum on the initiative of the director appointed by him. The Palace of Art Exhibitions was built in the Town Hall of the city, where today the House of Artists stands.

Since 1993, the National Museum of Lithuania has been using this building to exhibit a collection of works of art donated from private and public collections. Russian artists who received his collections from public collections in Vilnius as well as from private individuals. The Riga collection is the most remarkable in terms of content and value, as it was the only museum of its kind in the country throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of Trutnev's works are among the most important works of modern art in Lithuania, but also in Europe and the United States.

Here, the prospects for emerging artists depend on gaining access to established institutions such as the Vilnius Centre for Contemporary Art and the Lithuanian National Museum, as it is the only museum of its kind in the country. This is becoming more and more interesting and will only grow and grow because many talented artists have graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Arts, which has opened a number of new galleries, museums, galleries and art galleries in Lithuania and abroad.

It should also be mentioned that the exhibition hall of the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts is called Titanikas and that one of our oldest private galleries, Vartai, has a well-organized art program. There are also a large number of galleries and museums in Lithuania, such as the Lithuanian National Museum and the Lithuanian Centre for Contemporary Art. For the benefit of fans of this particular subject, there should be a special section on the history of contemporary art, which focuses heavily on Lithuania.

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