Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Čiurlionis, magnetic Lithuanian great, over-researched but under-appreciated

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis is one of the biggest greats that Lithuania has ever had. A distinguished composer, mystic painter and a rebellious man is just a terse textbook-like description of the artist. Darius Kučinskas, an art researcher and professor of Kaunas University of Technology, has devoted 25 years scrutinizing the magnetic artist and his distinctive legacy. […]

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Klaipėda opens 55th Sea Festival

On Wednesday, an exhibition entitled “Wind in the Sailyards” is opening in Klaipėda, featuring works by graphic artist, book illustrator Šarūnas Leonavičius from the collection of the Lithuanian Sea Museum and the personal collection of the artist. […]

Audrius Stonys

Lithuanian documentary wins main prize in Estonian film festival

A documentary film by Lithuanian film director Audrius Stonys, “Ramin”, won the main prize at Parnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival in Estonia. […]

Algirdas Ramaška.

“Lithuanian film industry is going through transformation, but the future is promising”

Lithuania still needs to do a good deal of catching up with Latvia and Estonia in charting more foreign cinema waters, insists Algirdas Ramaška, executive director of Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris” (Cinema Spring), the biggest and most successful cinema event in Lithuania. But with the leaps some of the young generation movie directors have been recently making, a Hollywood acclamation can come sooner rather than later. Ramaška kindly agreed to answer these questions from the Lithuania Tribune. […]

The Battle of Grunwald as imagined by 19-century Polish painter Jan Matejko

Lithuania prepares to mark 604th anniversary of Battle of Grunwald

On Tuesday, 15 July, the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania will commemorate the historic victory in the Battle of Grunwald (Žalgirio Mūšis), a decisive 15-century event in the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. […]

Lithuanian leaders sing the national anthem

Kudirka’s National Anthem behests will live forever

For the sixth time in a row, all Lithuanians, in their Homeland and abroad alike, celebrating the Lithuanian King Mindaugas’ coronation every year on 6 July, have coalesced for singing Lithuania’s National Anthem in over 30 countries worldwide. Behind the heart-gripping but simple verses there stands Vincas Kudirka, an outstanding 19-century public activist, publicist, song and satire writer and the author of Lithuania’s national anthem. […]

Opening of the Song Festival 2014

Folklore Day of Song Festival 2014 to start with Bread Ritual

More than 300 loaves of bread will be distributed to residents and guests of Vilnius city in the Cathedral Square on 4 July. The Folklore Day of the Song Festival 2014, which will start with the symbolic bread-bringing ritual, will fill the capital with a variety of old traditions, and flood the streets of Vilnius city with the melody of folk songs. […]

Marius Ivaškevičius

Entrepreneurial playwright Ivaškevičius: “Plays sell best today”

41-year-old Marius Ivaškevičius today is an established playwright, aspiring movie director and definitely one of the most talented young-generation’s artists in Lithuania. Frankly, we had met ages ago, in the early 1990, when Marius, then a student of the Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University’s Philology Department, mingled in M.K. Sarbievijus courtyard along with other literature wannabes, some of which, like him, very aspiring. […]

Thomas Mann museum in Nida

Thomas Mann festival celebrates Lithuanian intellectuals

The 28th international Thomas Mann Festival “Summer of the Century” program, which offers the public a chance to meet with famous Lithuanian and European intellectuals, will be dedicated to European cultural history topics, such as the World War I political peripeteia. […]