Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis National Museum of Art

Nacionalinis Mikalojaus Konstantino Ciurlionio Dailes Muziejus

Established in 1921, the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art has turned into one of the oldest and largest art museums in Lithuania. It is the only place in the world with the creative legacy of the most famous Lithuanian artist, composer and public figure M. K. Čiurlionis (1875-1911). The paintings and graphics of this brilliant Lithuanian artist are exhibited in the modern renovated premises since 2003. In the Music Hall of the museum you can listen to his music. 

Museum has open funds of Lithuanian Folk Art. More than 3000 folk sculptures: from the smallest Pensive Christ of 3 cm, a well-loved St. John of Nepomuk; during the press ban years – a beloved sculptural composition of St. Anne who taught to read the Virgin Mary, etc. and the images of Saints.

At the exposition Lithuanian art. 14th – 19th centuries are represented examples of the development of visual and decorative arts in Lithuania over 600 years. Room I presents earliest examples, unique and valuable discoveries. Room II – the oldest and most valuable Gothic Madonnas. Room III – elements of interiors and apparel; works of art, tapestry, rich gallery of sculptural, painted and carved portraits.

The museum also hosts various cultural events: concerts for children and professional performers, book presentations, lectures, seminars, scientific conferences, guided tours, and educational programs specifically made for children and youth. In the museum shop, the visitors can buy reproductions of M. K. Čiurlionis art works, postcards, original souvenirs, various accessories, books.

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Exhibitions and events


Permanent exhibition

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...


Permanent exhibition

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...


Temporary exhibition until 05.02.2022

This is a collection of 442 New Year and Christmas cards collected by the art researcher and deltiologist Paulius Andriuškevičius. The aim is not only to show the cards to the public, but also to...

"That which we do not remember" exhibition by William Kentridge

Temporary exhibition until 30.11.2022

Kaunas 2022 Europien Capital of Culture William Kentridge - One of the world’s most influential contemporary artists. An honest and painfully candid humanist, whose exhibitions are coveted by the...

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