Past 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.
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.
What the Flames Did Not Destroy: Treasures of the Ceikiniai Church and Images...

2017 05 23 – 2017 09 16

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 Bee of God. Exhibition of Drawings by Gintautas Vyšniauskas

In the final years of his life Gintautas Vyšniauskas (1958–2016) made a great many drawings of Lithuanian churches, architecture and landscapes. The drawings of churches in Lithuanian towns and villages created from 2014 to 2015 are professional, expressive and strike the viewer with their emotionality.
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.



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