Ongoing Exhibitions

Through the Cross to the Stars! Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis

2017 06 15 – 2017 09 16

The exhibition is built on the contrast principle: the martyrdom and pastor’s dignity of the Blessed Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis is revealed as if in a mirror, through objects that accompanied the archbishop in different periods of his life, reflecting one another. The histories of the objects that accompanied the bishop in various periods of his life, arranged in different poles of the exhibition, blend into an authentic and heroic testimony of the superiority of humanity over evil. The exhibition will be open until 16 September 2017.
Intercessors and Patron Saints. Restored paintings from the churches of the...

2017 06 15 – 2017 09 16

The exhibition presents rare artworks of high artistic value that have been saved from deterioration, their history and iconography. The visitors will be able to see 27 paintings from the churches of the Vilnius Archdiocese with descriptions, introducing the saints popular in the environment of Eastern Lithuanian towns and villages, customary and rare means of their representation and veneration. The exhibition will be open until 16 September 2017.
From Mammoth Tusk to Sapphires in Gold Mounts: Aleksandras Šepkus

2017 06 07 – 2017 07 30

The exhibition contains 45 pieces of jewellery: bracelets, rings, crosses, pendants, and earrings. It offers a rare opportunity to admire the works created by the most famous Lithuanian jeweller Aleksandras Šepkus in different stages of his career, to trace the features characteristic of a concrete period, and to acclaim the originality of his art. Works for this exhibition have been lent by the Lithuanian Art Museum and private persons, collectors. The newest pieces of jewellery created by the artist are also exhibited.
What the Flames Did Not Destroy: Treasures of the Ceikiniai Church and Images...

2017 05 23 – 2017 09 02

On 5 April 2016, a fire destroyed the Church of the Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ceikiniai, which was an excellent example of the tendencies of eighteenth-century sacral wooden architecture. Along with the treasures that have survived the fire in the Ceikiniai church, works by the prominent Lithuanian textile artist Monika Žaltauskaitė-Grašienė are presented in the exhibition. In her works woven in the digital jacquard technique, the artist uses the language of contemporary art which shows that the heritage transformed by devastating fire can arouse strong emotions and reveal a live relation to the past.
The Old Baptismal Font of the Žemaičių Kalvarija Church

2014 06 – 2017

Very few wooden Baroque baptismal fonts have survived in Lithuania. The present font is a unique utensil of this kind of such an intricate composition and iconography.



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