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Good News For Art Lovers (Kaunas Museums Start Opening up)

Known as a museum city, Kaunas, with more than 20 institutions of the kind, representing history, art and other exciting perspectives of our city, has a lot to offer for museum lovers.

Even though the quarantine hasn’t been lifted in Lithuania and will continue at least through March, some restrictions have been raised. It’s now possible to travel through some of the municipalities. The most-awaited news is that museums and galleries can safely open for their visitors.

Known as a museum city, Kaunas, with more than 20 institutions of the kind, representing history, art and other exciting perspectives of our city, has a lot to offer for museum lovers. So, here’s the plan for the upcoming week – and beyond.

Contemporary art gallery “Meno Parkas” opens on March 16 and is ready to serve you three exhibitions of painting and photography. Read more here.

Pažaislis Monastery and Church complex, which just became the best filming location in Europe (read more), is also open as of March 16; the complex is also home to Sacral Art Museum.

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Photo by Andrius Aleksandravičius

House of Perkūnas, one of the oldest buildings in Kaunas and a fine example of flamboyant gothic style, awaits visitors from March 16.

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Photo by Andrius Aleksandravičius

Kaunas City Museum and its departments, including Kaunas Town Hall, Kaunas Castle, Folk Music Branch, M. and K. Petrauskai House, will be ready to accept the first visitors on Thursday, March 18. It’s also possible to book a guide for outdoor excursions. Contact the museum for more details. Our Kaunas IN Tourism Information Centre, which is also located in the Kaunas Town Hall, will be open starting Monday, March 22.

On March 19, the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum, located in a fantastic baroque building in the Town Hall Square, will be happily open. Other branches of the museum remain closed for now.

Also starting March 19, you will be able to visit Vytautas the Great War Museum. Celebrating its centennial this year, the institution has prepared a unique installation for you to enjoy.

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Installation by J. Vaitkutė / Photo by the museum

On the International Day of Happiness – March 20, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art and its departments open their doors for the visitors. New and missed exhibitions and other treats will await M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Historical Presidential palace of the Republic of Lithuania, A. Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum, A. and P. Galaunė House-Museum, L. Truikys and M. Rakauskaitė House-Museum (visiting only by registration. Please call via tel. +370 37 22 99 67), M. K. Čiurlionis House-Museum (in Druskininkai) and V. K. Jonynas Gallery (in Druskininkai).

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Photo by Andrius Aleksandravičius

Some rules do apply; one must wear a face mask while visiting museum premises and keep a 2 m distance from other people, unless they are family members. Institutions guarantee at least 20 sq m space for each visitor, so queues might form. Buy electronic tickets; some institutions will ask you to register.

That’s enough for one week, huh? We hope to be back with some more good cultural news soon. And be sure to check back for information about the International Day of Happiness even more shortly.

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