Lithuanian Art Museum

Vilnius, Lithuania

The Lithuanian Art Museum was initially established in Vilnius in 1933 as the Vilnius City Museum. It houses Lithuania's largest art collection. The collections at the museum include about 2,500 paintings dated from the 16th to the 19th Century; these consist mostly of portraits of nobility and clergy of the Lithuanian Grand Duchy from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and religious works from Lithuanian churches and cloisters. Over 8,000 drawings by Italian, German, French, Flemish, Dutch, Polish, English, and Japanese artists from the 15th to the 20th century are represented.

The first half of the 20th century has an extensive presence, with over 12,000 works. The collection from the second half of the 20th century features more than 21,000 exhibits. Sculpture collections span the 14th through 20th centuries, with works from a number of European countries. Other notable collections include works done in watercolor and pastel, and photography.



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Founded: 1933
Category: Museums in Lithuania

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John Stokes (2 years ago)
Very well selected art from Lithuania so that you can learn a lot about the history and art of the country. Everything well described in English for tourists. Nice old building where the museum is installed. You should not miss and spend around two hours here.
Bryant Wu (2 years ago)
Very special exhibitions dedicated of Lithuanian artists throughout the twenty century. The building itself is the witness of the history. However, the exhibition further reveals how the nationalism and people of Lithuanian affected by the changes in the modern era.
Sander Verstraelen (2 years ago)
Limited paintings are exhibited. The interior of the building itself was more was interesting to see in my opinion.
leonard stone (3 years ago)
Interesting. A particular focus on a number of Lithuanian artists.
Vytautas Straižys (3 years ago)
There is no McDonald's inside the museum
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