The Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum is a new division of the Lithuanian Art Museum. It’s located in the historical site of the Vilnius Society of Science Friends (1907-1939), in the palace built in the Neoclassical style (project authors Henrik Wojnicki and Jan Trojan) at the beginning of the 20th century. This historic building was reconstructed and modernised in 2012 with the help of the European Union Cohesion Promotion Programme, the European Regional Development Fund, and the budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
Today, a permanent exhibition of the artist Vytautas Kasiulis' work is displayed in the building, which has exhibition halls as well as a conference and event center. The Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum’s main mission is to preserve and exhibit the collection of 950 pieces of the artist and his personal archive, gifted to Lithuania in 2010 by his widow Bronė Kasiulienė and their son.
Vytautas Kasiulis (1918-1995) was rightly considered by art critics to be one of the most interesting Paris School painters of the second half of the 20th century. The new museum’s exhibition aims to retrospectively cover and present all periods of the artist's creative pursuits, providing the Lithuanian public with the opportunity to explore the world of a talented Lithuanian artist of unique style in the most comprehensive manner.