Vilnius Academy of Arts

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Vilnius Academy of Arts
Vilniaus dailės akademija
Vilnius Academy of Arts
Established 1793 (1793)
Type Public
Rector Audrius Klimas
Students 1,814
Location Vilnius,  Lithuania
Campus Urban
VDA logo text.svg

The Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuanian: Vilniaus dailės akademija, previously State Art Institute of Lithuania) in Vilnius, Lithuania, grants a variety of degrees in the arts.

Central building of the Academy across Vilnia River in Užupis

The academy was created as a separate entity in 1940; it had previously been part of Vilnius University. It was closed during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania, and re-opened in 1944. In 1951 it was organized into the following departments: painting (including frescos, mosaics, and theatrical design), graphics, sculpture, architecture, and ceramics and textiles. The academy began working with UNESCO in 2002.[1]

Its museum holds about 12,000 pieces, ranging from the 16th century to the works of its most recent students and graduates.[2]


  1. ^ "Apie VDA" (in Lithuanian). Vilniaus dailės akademija. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Vilnius Art Academy Museum". Association of Lithuanian Museums. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

Coordinates: 54°40′54″N 23°17′45″E / 54.68167°N 23.29583°E / 54.68167; 23.29583