Vilnius Academy of Arts
|Vilnius Academy of Arts|
|Vilniaus dailės akademija|
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.
Its museum holds about 12,000 pieces, ranging from the 16th century to the works of its most recent students and graduates.
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