Museum of Ceramics (National Art Museum of M.K. Čiurlionis)
Lithuania, Kaunas

The Ceramics Museum, a branch of the National Art Museum of M.K. Čiurlionis, was opened in Kaunas in 1978. The museum is located in the basement of the City Hall, built in the 16th century in the Renaissance style. Under the Gothic arches, against the background of ancient masonry, on an area of 272.7 square meters there is a museum exposition consisting of two permanent exhibitions and one temporary. The exposition "Old Kaunas ceramics of the XV-XIX century" consists mainly of exhibits found during excavations and restoration work carried out on the territory of Old Kaunas. Visitors have the opportunity to see ancient stove tiles, tiles, tiles, utensils, jugs, decorative products for decorating interiors, fragile figurines and bone china products, which the masters of Kaunas were famous for. The exhibition "Modern Ceramics of Lithuania" introduces the work and technique of the Lithuanian ceramic masters of the interwar period and today. The museum holds both group and personal exhibitions of artists working with ceramics. Not only professional ceramists, but artists whose works are related to ceramics (sculpture, installation, performance), made using sand, clay, stone, porcelain, can present their works. The museum hosts creative evenings, presentations, master classes, and educational programs for children and adults are developed.

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