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“Small but worthwhile”

National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum
Ranked #11 of 92 things to do in Kaunas
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

You can see the entire museum in an hour, but it has a lovely collection of works by Lithuanian artists, as well as a small amount of Japanese art. You can combine the visit with seeing the Devils Museum across the street.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Blake was a painter and a writer, Ingres was a painter and a musician, Ciurlionis (1875 - 1911) was a painter, a writer and a musician. Undeservedly, Ciurlionis attracts little attention except in Lithuania or among art and music scholars around the world. Most of his paintings are displayed in M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas. Visitors can also listen to a selection of Ciurlionis’s compositions in the music auditorium inside the museum.

Thank severus75
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This small museum is about a 2-3 hour project. The admission is very modest (4 Euros for adults, 2 Euros for students and seniors) making it a bargain. Čirulionis was something of a polymath in his short 36 years. He is best known as a composer although he studied painting and painted for just six years. In this time he produced roughly 200 paintings that are remarkable for their symbolistic influence. His color palette is that of twilight and he paints the physical and spiritual twilight moments between worlds. The images are arresting and it is easy to see why he is considered Lithuania's greatest painter.You can also purchase recordings of his music in the gift shop and I recommend you try out the music section of the museum where you can hear the compositions of your choice. Don't miss this.

2  Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I really liked the interior of the museum, everything is very subtle
The museum organizes lots of entertainment

Thank Ugnė V
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Ciurlonis is for me something special. His paintings - like taken from a dream - make you wonder about life, about destiny, about our fate. In the museum you can as well listen to his compositions as he wrote music as well. For me the funeral symphony cycle is the best but pick your choice. Still if you are interested in art, even a little bit, it is worth going

Thank Magdalena7301
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