The 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Vilnius

Gallery in Vilnius
Gallery in Vilnius | © Jean-Pierre Dalbéra/ Flickr
Kasparas Asmonaitis

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is filled with extraordinary architecture, old churches and tradition. However, these days modern art is also thriving in the city, and there are many art galleries which you should visit while staying in Vilnius. Here are the best 10.

1. Contemporary Art Centre

School, Art Gallery

Contemporary Art Center (CAC) is the heart of Vilnius’ contemporary art scene. This huge – over 2000 square meters – center has five exposition rooms and a cinema hall, where new works of art are being shown every single week. CAC also organizes a lot of events, of which the most famous is Baltic Triennial of International Art.

2. Vilnius Museum of Illusions


Vilnil is the perfect place to go for families with little kids and people who love to take funny pictures. There are a lot of different exhibitions which can make you laugh and trick your friends. You can walk upside down across the room, visit the hall of mirrors which make your body look funny, or change your body’s size and become Thumbelina.

3. Tsekh

Art Gallery

Tsekh is an Ukrainian contemporary art gallery with a cozy atmosphere and professional staff that will explain every single detail and the history behind the art. The visitors can enjoy free exhibitions and purchase the paintings which they see. It is a nice place to come on a cold winter day as you can purchase hot drinks to make your visit much warmer.

4. National Gallery of Art

Art Gallery

National Gallery of Art
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The National Gallery of Art is a branch of the Lithuanian art museum and also the biggest gallery of paintings in Vilnius. There are 10 rooms dedicated to different periods of the 20th and 21st centuries. You can see the best paintings of the most talented Lithuanian painters, including works of Kęstutis Zapkus. Different lectures and events are occasionally organized in the gallery.

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