Past Exhibitions

Pilgrim Badges. Archeological Evidence of the Marian Cult in Medieval Gdańsk

The exhibition of finds related to the Marian cult in Europe from the Archaeological Museum in Gdańsk will be opened at the Church Heritage Museum on 6 October 2016 at 17.00. 200 exhibits have reached our days from the period of the 14th–16th century, when Gdańsk became one of the most prominent centres of pilgrimage. They will be presented in Lithuania for the first time.
Heaven and Beyond. Works of Religious Art from the Collection of Rolandas...

The collection of Rolandas Valiūnas and the law firm Valiunas Ellex is one of the best-known and most important private art collections in Lithuania today. The exhibition presents works on religious themes that reflect the rich tradition of Catholic culture in Lithuanian and European art from the 16th century to the present day. The content of the exhibition was determined by the art treasures predominant in the collection, which also dictated the structure of the exhibition, allowing us to show the complexity of the religious theme in art, and a possible variety of interpretations.
The Collector’s Office

2015 11 12 – 2016 02 27

The collection of the Reverend Franciszek Tyczkowski (1891–1982) amazes first time viewers by its diversity and conveys the collector’s permanent interest in early manuscripts, prints and artworks that changed hands many times. To amass this collection, it was essential for the collector not only to have the knowledge of foreign languages, but also to be well informed and constantly maintain social connections with people in his environment.
The Pensive Christ: From a Religious Image to a National Symbol

2015 11 08 – 2016 01 30

The aim of the exhibition “The Pensive Christ: From a Religious Image to a National Symbol” is to present the sources of the Lithuanian Pensive Christ and the close relation between professional art that mainly functioned in churches and folk art. The exhibition includes works of art that were or still are held in churches and chapels, created from the 17th century to the first half of the 20th century, representing the Pensive Christ (17 works), as well as an abundant collection of religious folk sculptures from various museums of the country (77 works).
“Hail, Virgin!” Restored paintings with the iconography of the Blessed Virgin...

2015 05 05 – 2015 09 12

The Vilnius Archdiocese conducts the restoration of paintings belonging to the churches of the Vilnius Archdiocese. During fifteen years, a large number of valuable artworks have been restored and conserved, and sometimes saved from decay. In 2014, the restoration of paintings with the iconography of the Blessed Virgin Mary began. When the layers of coating and 20th century overpainting have been removed, little known but very impressive and artful works have been exposed.



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