Upcoming Exhibitions

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

2017 05 23 – 2017 09 02

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. The fire in the Ceikiniai church is reminiscent of a great many similar fires that destroyed the prayer houses of some villages and towns in Lithuania. 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.



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