A new Modern Art Centre is to be built in Vilnius by 2019. The design of a modern building by the Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind has been recently announced, and the construction is set to begin in 2017, Vilnius Convention reports.
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The museum will house works by Lithuanian artists from 1960 onwards. It will include 1,000 sq. m. of exhibition space dedicated to both permanent and temporary exhibitions. It will also feature a 250 sq. m. multifunctional meeting hall and a 400 sq. m. open rooftop terrace that will also be used for events. The museum will also have a cafe, bookstore and educational areas for regular education programmes.

The Modern Art Centre is a non-profit institution founded by philanthropists Viktoras Butkus and Danguole Butkienė in 2009. It seeks to accumulate a representative collection of Lithuanian visual art from 1960 onwards and to make it accessible to the broadest possible audience. Currently, the MAC collection boasts 226 names and more than 4,000 pieces of art, including paintings, drawings, prints, pieces of sculpture, photography, and video art.

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