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The 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Vilnius

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Updated: 31 July 2017
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.
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Contemporary Art Centre

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.

Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius, Lithuania, (8-5) 212 1945

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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.

Vokiečių g. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania, (8-672) 25414

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Tsekh

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.

Vytenio g. 6, Vilnius 03113, Lithuania

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Terra Recognita

At Terra Recognita jewelry is made into art exhibits. If you are a fan of jewelry and want to see (or even purchase) the best work of Lithuanian artists, you must visit Terra Recognita.

Stiklių g. 7, Vilnius, Lithuania, (8-5) 231 3907

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GRAFO gallery

GRAFO gallery is located in the basement of Dublis restaurant, and it is dedicated to showing Northern Europe through the eyes of many young, talented artists. The gallery itself is beautiful, and every single exhibit has a lot of meaning and hidden messages behind it.

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Vitražo Manufaktūra

Vitražo Manufaktūra is a gallery dedicated to glass – all the exhibits are made from glass and visitors can learn the history of Lithuanian glass just by visiting Vitražo Manufaktūra. There are also some glass making workshops available for people who want to learn the process and have a go for themselves.

Stiklių g. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania, (8-5), 212 1202

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National Gallery of Art

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.

Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 5 212 2997

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Editos Suchockytes Gallery

Edita Suchockyte is one of the most famous artists in Lithuania, and if you like surrealistic paintings of women, you must visit her gallery and maybe even purchase some of her works. Edita graduated frim Vilnius Art Academy in 1999 and has been painting ever since.

Užupio g. 14, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 618 15323

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Menų Tiltas

Menų Tiltas is located in the heart of Užupis, next to the angel and showcases the best paintings of the 20th and 21st century Lithuanian artists, who live abroad. You can find the works of Vytautas Kasiulis, Pranas Lapė, Kęstutis Zapkus, and many other famous Lithuanian artists. The gallery also hosts a lot of individual exhibitions every year, so check their website for more information.

Užupio g. 16, Vilnius, Lithuania +370 611 16745

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Gallery ARKA

Gallery ARKA is one of four galleries established by Lithuanian Artists’ Association and is the home of hundreds of exhibits of both Lithuanian and foreign artists. 40 unique exhibitions are hosted in Gallery ARKA annually, making it one of the most popular galleries in Lithuania. You can find all the different contemporary arts from glass exhibits to sculptures to paintings in Gallery ARKA, so everyone will find something to their taste.

Aušros Vartų str. 7, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 5 212 1319