You may be surprised to learn that Vilnius, with a population of about half a million, has a large number of art galleries – both public and private, traditional and modern. All of the galleries and exhibitions, in every part of the country, are constantly being changed and updated, giving the discerning art lover an opportunity to get acquainted with the works of artists of the various periods and styles of our country.
If you want to get an in-depth knowledge of Lithuanian art, visit the National Art Gallery, which reopened its doors in the summer of 2009. It is the newest and, without doubt, the most modern art centre in the country. In this gallery you’ll be able to see the works of artists whose works have been purchased by private collectors, both from both Lithuania and abroad.
If you are interested in contemporary art, the Contemporary Art Centre is waiting for you. It continuously exhibits the work of Lithuanian artists and artists from all around the world. Video art works and performances are included. The Fluxus cabinet is always open in the centre; the Lithuanian, Jurgis Mačiūnas, was the originator of the famous Fluxus movement, which continues to have many followers.