Thursday, April 20, 2017 09:21
The construction of the Modern Art Centre in place of the demolished Lietuva Cinema in Vilnius formally got underway on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:11
Jurga Graf nuotr.(2015)
The German Photographic Association has said that this year's Erich Salomon Award to Lithuanian photographic artist Antanas Sutkus.
Friday, March 31, 2017 09:34
Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius has proposed building a Museum of History of Lithuanian Jews next to the Vilnius Congress.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:44
The long-sought original document of the Lithuanian Independence Act signed on February 16 1918 was discovered in Germany's diplomatic archives in Berlin on Wednesday, professor Liudas Mažylis of the Vytautas Magnus University behind the discovery confirmed to BNS.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:34
Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas was named the winner of the contest for the European Capital of Culture 2022 title during a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:29
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday re-appointed Edmundas Vaitekūnas for another term of office as chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK).
Monday, March 27, 2017 15:07
The Alanta Estate Gallery is hosting an exhibition of carvings by one of the most famous Lithuanian folk artists of the 20th century, Lionginas Šepka (1907-1985), born in the Rokiškis region, and modern sculptures, ceramics, collages and drawings by Antanas Mončys (1921-1993), a native of Kretinga who after the Second World War lived in Paris.
Monday, March 27, 2017 09:49
Ukrainian communities in Lithuania have criticized organizers of the Vilnius international film festival Kino Pavasaris (Cinema Spring) for including Hatred (Wolyn), a film by Polish director Wojciech Smarzowski, into this year's program.
Friday, March 24, 2017 12:10
While Vilnius offers glimpses into the past with its wealth of art and architecture spanning multiple eras, the city’s contemporary art scene is dynamic, refusing to sit still – literally, Go Vilnius informed in a press release.
Friday, March 24, 2017 09:28
Lithuania is this year attending the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany as the guest of honor this year, presenting translations of work by 26 Lithuanian authors published in 15 publishing houses of Germany and Austria.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:46
Algirdas Julius Greimas (1917-1992), the Lithuanian-born linguist who founded the influential Paris school of semiotics in the 1960s, has left a legacy that goes beyond his academic pursuits. Dr. Arūnas Sverdiolas, professor at Vilnius University and Head of the A.J.Greimas Centre for Semiotics and Literary Theory, recollects how, at the time when the Iron Curtain was finally lifted, the Paris-based semiotician worked towards reintegrating Lithuania into the Western culture, not least by helping us build networks with European scholars.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:37
A conference on As Mass Murder Began: Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941 is starting at the Vilnius Gaon Jewish State Museum on Wednesday.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 15:54
Backstage operations of Gintautas Kevišas, the director of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT), have turned into a "shadow play" and fall short of the requirement of transparent management and responsibility of an institution's chief, says President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Monday, March 13, 2017 09:56
Fusedmarc band has been selected to represent Lithuania at this year's Eurovision song contest in Kiev in May with its song Rain of Revolution.
Monday, March 13, 2017 09:28
The House of Basketball will be established in Lithuania's second-largest city Kaunas to accommodate the Lithuanian Basketball Federation and an interactive technology-filled basketball museum.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:04
“We are in Oslo, in Norway's largest open-air museum, Norsk Folkemuseum, presenting Lithuanian linen. Lots of tourists from all over the world here, asking with great interest what the linen looks like. When we notice curious faces, we invite visitors of the live exhibition to give it a spin at the workshop where we demonstrate the path of yarn and show how the fibre is processed. We are very happy seeing the emotions of visitors – their interest has exceeded all expectations,” says Agnė Žilinskaitė, CEO of the Fine Crafts Association and implementer of the international Lithuanian-Norwegian project Making and Growing – Traditions between Fibre & Fabric.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:34
An annual international book fair, one of the key cultural events in Lithuania, is kicking off at the Litexpo exhibition center in Vilnius on Thursday.
Friday, February 17, 2017 15:27
The authorities are considering transferring Soviet-era sculptures removed from Vilnius' Green Bridge to the Lithuanian Art Museum, which could in turn give them for display to Grutas, a Soviet-era theme park in the southern part of the country, Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson said on Friday.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 18:03
One year before the proclamation of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood in Vilnius – from this February 16 until February 16 next year, daily at 19 hours 18 minutes – trumpet player Laurynas Lapė and his students will perform the composition "Dear Lithuania" for Vilnius residents and guests from the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Go Vilnius agency reported.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 16:23
Lithuania will be hosting a stand at the European Film Market, an international film industry event that takes place during the Berlin International Film Festival and opens today. The stand will present Lithuanian film industry, tax concession for film production, and the latest Lithuanian projects. Two feature films supported by Lithuania will be screened for foreign film professionals, and a Lithuanian project will be introduced in the special “Berlinale Talents” programme.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 13:14
Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gazeand Short Films competition programmes of the 22nd edition of Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris.
Monday, February 6, 2017 13:09
1 February was the last day for Lithuanians to say goodbye to a city landmark. The Lietuva Cinema is soon going to be demolished. The new owners, the Modern Art Center (MAC), threw a bit of a party and invited citizens to visit the place one last time. The place had closed down in 2005 and now the decaying structure will be flattened in February.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 14:29
Lithuania's decline on the annual Corruption Perception Index sends a message to the new government to avoid mistakes made by the earlier Cabinet of the Social Democratic Party and start specific tasks, says Sergejus Muravjovas, the head of the Lithuanian office of Transparency International.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:19
GRYNAS.lt skaitytojo nuotr.
Every speaker of Lithuanian has no doubt heard that Lithuanian is one of the oldest languages in the world. Prof. Dr. Olegas Poliakovas a well-known scholar of the Baltics understands this and explains why foreigners find it difficult to learn Lithuanian.
Friday, December 23, 2016 11:11
The Lithuanian parliament's Culture Committee has sent an open letter to the society, asking for help in buying a new grand piano.