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Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012  -  31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

The project began in 2007, and every year since then it has presented 36 pictorial art exhibitions in 8 different cities across Lithuania. The main interest of the project is painting as a traditional form of art but modern in aesthetic expression and content.

A number of famous contemporary Lithuanian artists, along with artists from Estonia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia and Spain, have displayed their works in the classical galleries owned by noble families – families with an historical tradition of exhibiting works of art.

From the beginning the purpose of the project was to take art out of the big cities and create a new network in regions with smaller cities. This idea has proven successful and the project has gained international status. Today the exhibitions are some of the most well-attended art exhibitions in Lithuania.

Besides the 36 pictorial art exhibitions, the Danish painter Bjarne Rihave has been invited to highlight Danish culture during the nine-month exhibition period in 2012.

Organized in collaboration with the Danish Cultural Institute Lithuania, E-mail: info@dki.lt