Works by the most famous applied arts designers from the last century are on display at this exhibition, dedicated to mark the Centenary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. The activities of the educational institutions that trained these specialists and products by enterprises that launched new trends and everyday aesthetics are also on show.
The specific segments of applied art (textile, ceramics, glass, metal, etc.) and design (furniture, graphic design) that can be seen in the displays chronologically reflect the evolution of each of the fields, from the first steps taken in the newly restored state until today, giving viewers the chance to gain a deeper awareness of the aesthetic shifts in different periods, the search for identity and the relationship between tradition and innovation.
The show is based on exhibits stored in the collections of the Lithuanian Art Museum, but in order to demonstrate their historical development other museums, galleries, libraries, painters, designers and private collectors are also contributing.
What’s more, educational workshops for children will be held during the festival, where they can create graphic stamps, magnetic book tabs, notebooks and postcards using the ‘grotto technique’. The workshops will be held for student groups (10-25 people) at the Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Arsenalo 3A, Vilnius), on Tuesdays-Fridays from 11.00 to 17.00.
To learn more about the exhibition, guided tours are being organised: May 12, 13.00 (in Lithuanian) and 16.00 (in English) May 13, 13.00 (in Lithuanian).
Places at the educational workshops and tours are limited, so pre-registration is required by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone: (8 5) 212 18 13, 262 80 80.
Visiting hours: II–VI 11.00–18.00, VII 11.00–16.00.