Exhibition of Jonas Buračas’ Paintings Opens at the National Library

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Visitors are welcome to attend the exhibition of paintings by Jonas Buračas, one of the greatest Lithuanian painters and master of landscape painting of the inter-war and post-war periods. The exhibition entitled “Early Paintings by Jonas Buračas” is already open to the public at the National Library. As in his work in general, the paintings in this exhibition focus on Buračas’ studies of Lithuanian nature, architecture and small towns.

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National Library Opens Exhibition of Restored Cultural Assets

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania has opened an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the National Library and the 40th anniversary of its Document Conservation and Restoration Unit.

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National Library offers a glimpse into The Other Worlds of Werner Herzog

Nacionalinėje bibliotekoje pristatyti „Wernerio Herzogo pasauliai“

On 26 March, Goethe-Institut in Lithuania in partnership with Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania presented the collection of works by Werner Herzog, one of the most acclaimed directors of New German Cinema. Over his long and successful career, Werner Herzog expanded the possibilities of cinema as an art form and transformed a wide range of genres. His films explore a variety of cultural and living environments and capture people at psychological extremes. Herzog is fascinated with characters who deliberately put themselves in extreme situations and push the limits of human possibilities.

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National Library Opens Spring Exhibition 2019

Visitors are welcome to explore the exhibition of the works by fifteen students of Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) which is held at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania until 28 April. The event is based on the open public exhibition of the works created by the students of the Department of Sculpture organised every winter where students of all levels present their work, all in one space. The selection of the artists and their works for this exhibition was not confined to such criteria as the same year of study, same underlying topic or artistic style. According to the exhibition architect, Gediminas G. Akstinas, different experiences and styles of the artists come together in an unexpected yet harmonious way once they are arranged in the same space.

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National Library Opens Exhibition “Encounters. NYLA Portraits”

Nacionalinėje bibliotekoje atidaryta paroda „Sutikti. NYLA portretai“

“It’s always an achievement to meet a fellow human being,” said one of the organizers, Karolis Vyšniauskas, at the opening of the podcast exhibition, probably the first of its kind in Lithuania, set in the dimly lit Exhibition Hall of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. He is a co-editor and host of Nanook, the team of media professionals creating new-generation Lithuanian journalism.

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23 January – 17 March: “De horribilibus monstris”: Fantastic Animals at the Library

23 January – 17 March: “De horribilibus monstris”: Fantastic Animals at the Library

Where do unicorns live and how to overcome a dragon – these and similar questions were explored by the natural historians, painters and scientists of ancient, medieval and modern ages. The advent and development of the printing press in the 16th century led to an increase in the number of books which greatly varied in content and featured horrible beasts, mythological creatures and fantastic animals. Books allowing readers to understand the world, accounts of the great explorers, scholarly treatises and artistic works blended myths and reality which were conveyed not only in words but also in various visual interpretations created by artists. Ignorance, fear and imagination probably most contributed to the emergence of these animals in the old prints.

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Vice: an Exhibition of the Paintings of Algimantas Černiauskas

Exhibition of the Paintings of Algimantas Černiauskas

The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania will be hosting an exhibition of Algimantas Černiauskas’ abstract paintings under the title of Vice –  this is one of the largest displays of painting in Vilnius this year. The exhibition is a vision of elemental painting and showcases the monumental paintings the artist created over the past seven years. In the classic exhibition format, Černiauskas develops his ideas of abstract image. His works are massive constructions of colour that have their roots in the modern school of Lithuanian painting. Instead of fully identifying with the inert expressive language of this school or avoiding it altogether, Černiauskas’ work critically explores its very limits.

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A. Vasilenko’s Photography Exhibition “This is Vilnius” Opens at National Library

Nacionalinėje bibliotekoje atidaryta fotografo A. Vasilenko paroda „This is Vilnius“

Andrejus Vasilenko is best known for his urban exploration project entitled “This is Vilnius”. The project started back in 2014 as the author’s personal blog on Facebook which has already racked up nearly 7,000 followers. The project aims to capture the city of Vilnius, to tell alternative stories of the city, and to raise public awareness of the fine-art/investigative/documentary genre of photography. The visitors who flocked to see Andrejus Vasilenko’s personal exhibition hosted at the National Library (which was the first presentation of the project in the city of Vilnius) thanked the photographer “for the opportunity to discover a different Vilnius”.

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Baltic Heads of Government Opened an International Book Exhibition at the National Library

On the 9th of March, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania hosted the meeting of the Prime Ministers’ Council of the Baltic Council of Ministers as well as the meeting of the prime ministers of the Baltic states and Poland.  The meeting was organized on the occasion of the opening of the international exhibition “To Be Banned: Baltic Books 1918–1940”.

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