Ongoing Exhibitions

Masterpieces of the History of the Veneration of St. Casimir: Lithuania – Italy

2018 05 17 – 2018 10 15

The Church Heritage Museum of the Vilnius Archdiocese is holding a unique exhibition. For the first time in the history of Lithuania, the most valuable St. Casimir-themed works from the largest museums of Florence and Palermo are presented. Reliquaries, paintings and documents, vivid testimonies of the tradition of devotion to St. Casimir, are masterpieces of art. The exhibition introduces a very important stage in the history of Lithuania, shows the spread of the cult of the patron saint of Lithuania, and reveals religious and political Exchange and relations with Catholic institutions in Europe.
The Embroidered Heaven. 15th–20th century embroidered liturgical vestments...

2017 11 23 – 2018 09 15

In continuation of the exhibition series launched in 2013, this exhibition presents the treasury of embroidered liturgical vestments of Lithuania from the earliest artefacts to contemporary works. The exhibition introduces a consistent history of changes of artistic styles and the course of human thought in different historical periods, reveals various aspects of the truths of faith emphasized by theologians, and presents signs of devotion to the saints. It also highlights the process of return of the treasures of the Catholic Church that started in 2005: during twelve years, more than 400 objects of church textile were returned to the Vilnius Archdiocese.






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