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

“LITHUANIA – THE LAND OF CROSSES”

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...

“THE ARCHAICS: LITHUANIAN FOLK ART XVIII–XX C.”

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...

"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...

Stasys Ušinskas’ Marionettes and the International Aesthetics of Modernism

Temporary exhibition until 28.08.2022

Stasys Ušinskas (1905–1974) is undoubtedly one of the most proficient and innovative representatives in the art history of Lithuania who had uniquely synthesized the characteristics of Lithuanian...

Art and Money

Temporary exhibition until 28.08.2022

The Exhibition “Art and Money”. Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Lithuanian National Currency – the Litas   The exhibition provides a number of engaging stories: visitors will find out...

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