The Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum is a new unit of the Lithuanian Art Museum, housed in the historic headquarters of the Vilnius Friends of Science Fellowship (Vilniaus mokslo bičiulių draugija) (1907–1939), an early 20th century neo-classic style building designed by the engineers Henryk Wojnicki and Jan Trojan. In 2012 this historic building was refurbished and modernised with funds from the European Union Cohesion Fund stimulation program and the State Budget of the Republic of Lithuania, making the building suitable for the present needs of the Museum.
Now the building hoses a permanent display of the works of artist Vytautas Kasiulis, there are conference rooms, a conference and functions centre, and there are music evenings. The fundamental mission of the Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum is to hold and display a collection of 950 of the artists’ creations and his personal archive, which were presented as a gift to Lithuania in 2010 by the author’s widow Bronė Kasiulienė and the author’s son Vytautas Kasiulis.
Vytautas Kasiulis (1918–1995) was deservedly held by art critics to be one of the most interesting painters of the Parisian school of the second half of the 20th century.
In this new exhibition at the museum, the aim is to embrace retrospectively and present the totality of the artist’s creative endeavour phases and to give the Lithuanian public an opportunity to get to know better and more roundly the art world of this talented Lithuanian, a creative artist with a unique style.