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The Lewben Art Foundation is administrating a representative collection of Lithuanian and international art from the end of the 18th century to the present day.

About us

The Lewben Art Foundation is administrating a representative collection of Lithuanian and international art from the end of the 18th century to the present day. In addition to paintings, which predominate in the collection, there are large amounts of sculptures, photographs, graphic works, video works and installations. The Lewben Art Foundation organises exhibitions and publishes books on art, in collaboration with art researchers, curators, artists, and cultural and art organizations.

The Lewben Art Foundation has established the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation, which seeks to systematically explore the art of the diaspora and return it to the homeland. The collection administrated by the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation consists of works by members of the Lithuanian diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day.

The Lewben Art Foundation is constantly supplementing its activities with new cultural and educational projects, as well as new cultural initiatives. In 2013 the Lewben Art Foundation became a shareholder of public enterprise Artnews which is managing such projects as artnews.ltartbooks.lt and Echo Gone Wrong.


Past activities

2017

June

Publishing. Catalogue of the exposition “All These Beautiful Ladies”

Exhibition. "All These Beautiful Ladies" at the contemporary art fair "ArtVilnius'17"

Sponsorship. Performance '"No one can take me away from me" by Monika Dirsytė

Lending. Solo exhibition by Tschabalala Self at "Tramway" (Glasgow, Scotland)

May

Lending. "Lithuanian Art: Thinking Through Landscape" – Lithuanian Modern and Contemporary Art (Beijing, China)

Sponsorship. Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale

Sponsorship. Book "Public Space? Lost and Found" (MIT Press, 2017)

Sponsorship. Installation “The Garden/Restart” by Algis Kasparavičius at the exhibition “PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders” (Venice, Italy)

April

Exhibition. “From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation” at Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum

March

Publishing. Art albums published by the Lewben Art Foundation at the Leipzig Book Fair 2017

Exhibition. “On the Road, at Home and in Dreams: Landscapes from the Collection of the Lewben Art Foundation“ at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery

Sponsorship. Exhibition „Lithuanian Art – Destination London“ (London, UK)

February

Exhibition. One-day exhibition "Abstraction from the collections of the Lewben Art Foundation and Valiunas Ellex"

January

Lending. Solo exhibition by Tschabalala Self at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art (London, UK)

2016

December

Publishing. Art album “Readdressed 1. Lithuanian and Litvak Painting in the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation”

Sponsorship. Solo show by Žilvinas Kempinas at "Vartai" gallery 

November

Lending. / Sponsorship. 16th International Vilnius Painting Triennial “Nomadic Images”

Sponsorship. Solo exhibition “Decadence” by Linas Jusionis at "Vartai" gallery

October

Sponsorship. Young Painter Prize 2016

Sponsorship. Random Rapid Heartbeats. Selected projects from the CAC Vilnius programme (Tallinn, Estonia)

Lending. Exhibition "Life in Sculpture. Jacques Lipchitz – 125" at the M. Žilinskas Art Gallery

Lending. Exhibition "Algis Skačkauskas (1955-2009). Paintings" at the National Gallery of Art

September

Sponsorship. Exhibition “Cumspin” by Julijonas Urbonas at "Vartai" gallery

Sponsorship. Exhibition "Poems and things" by Krišs Salmanis at "Vartai" gallery

July

Lending. Exhibition "Life in Sculpture. Jacques Lipchitz – 125" at the Tolerance Centre of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

June

Sponsorship. Heimo Zobernig and Julia Haller at "Vartai" gallery

Publishing. Catalogue of the exhibition “Shaping Ideas: Sculptures” at ArtVilnius’16

Exhibition. “Shaping Ideas: Sculptures” at the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’16

Exhibition. "Shapes and Forms". A Satellite Exhibition of ArtVilnius’16 from the Lewben Art Foundation

May

Lending. Simon Denny: Business Insider at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre (Brussels, Belgium)

Donation. In celebration of Internation Museum Day – gift to Lithuanian Museums

Lending. Exhibition "Viktoras Petravičius. Creation Coordinates" at the Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum

April

Sponsorship. Exhibition "Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart" by Eglė Budvytytė at the Contemporary Art Centre

Sponsorship. Exhibition "Ligaments" by Andrius Zakarauskas at Vartai Gallery

Exhibition. “From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation”

Lending. Jonas Čeponis: a Colourful Glance at the World. Exhibition dedicated to mark the 90th anniversary of the artist's birth

March

Sponsorship. Exhibition "Enigma of Beginnings" at Yuz Museum Shanghai (Shanghai, China)

January

Sponsorship. Exhibition "Žilvitis" ("Willow") at Vartai Gallery

Lending. “The Man with Sauka's Face. Paintings by Šarūnas Sauka. 1978−2015” at the National Gallery of Art

2015

December

Publishing. Book "Litvak Art in Private Lithuanian Collections"

Lending. Exhibition "Shalom, Israel! The Paths of Litvak Artists"

Sponsorship. Ray Bartkus’ "The Globe" in the headquarters of the UN (New York, USA)

Lending. Exhibition “Paraphrases” at “Galerija Vartai”

Lending. The personal exhibition “Accidious” by Aidas Bareikis at the Šiauliai Art Gallery

November

Project. Virtual museum of the Lewben Art Foundation

October

Donation. Gift from the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation to the Lithuanian Art Museum

September

Publishing. Exhibition catalogue of the “Networked Encounters Offline”

Exhibition. “Networked Encounters Offline” at the M. Žilinskas Art Gallery as part of the Kaunas Biennial

Sponsorship. Young Painter Prize

July

Publishing. Catalogue of the Lewben Art Foundation

Sponsorship. The exhibition "Laure Prouvost: Burrow Me" at Rupert

Exhibition. “Vytautas Kašuba (1915-1997). Unseen Drawings“ at the Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum

June

Exhibition. Contemporary international artists at the art fair ArtVilnius’15

Publishing. Exhibition catalogue of the Lewben Art Foundation at ArtVilnius’15

Exhibition. Pranas Domšaitis “Always on the Road. Paintings from Private Collections” at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery

Sponsorship. Erwin Wurm's "Narrow House" at the Contemporary Art Centre

May

Lending. The exhibition of works by Alfonsas Dargis at the Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum

Sponsorship. The exhibition "Edge of Chaos" (Venice, Italy)

February

Publishing. "Jonas Rimša. Returning Home". A comprehensive overview of the creative life of the painter

Exhibition. "Jonas Rimša (1903–1978). The Magic of Fire and Jungle" at Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum

2014

December

Project. Works from the collection of the Lewben Art Foundation in Google Art Institute

Publishing. Exhibition catalogue “Inversion. Evil Goods”

Exhibition. “Hello, Paris! The Path of Litvak Artists” at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in London

November

Exhibition“Hello, Paris! The Path of Litvak Artists” in "12 Star Gallery" (London, UK)

Lending. Quadrennial 2014

September

Lending. "Fountain" by Žilvinas Kempinas in Műcsarnok (Budapest, Hungary)

SponsorshipYoung Painter Prize

SponsorshipSolo exhibition of Deimantas Narkevičius "Sounds Like the XX Century"

August

Exhibition. "Colours and Forms of France" at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

July

Lending. "Fountain" by Žilvinas Kempinas in the festival "Les échappées belles" (Alençon, France)

June

Exhibition. Contemporary art fair ArtVilnius‘14

May

Sponsorship. SCARECROW by Žilvinas Kempinas in Socrates Sculpture Park (New York, USA)

Exhibition. “Inversion. Evil Goods” in Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center

April

Publishing. The monograph “Kęstutis Zapkus”

Exhibition. "Kęstutis Zapkus. A Retrospective of Painting" at the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition. "The Shine" at the National Gallery of Art

January

Exhibition. "Hello, Paris! The Path of Litvak Artists" at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery

Exhibition. Exhibition of contemporary art "3" in Anykščiai

2013 

November

Lending. Exhibition "Mindwalk" in art gallery Vartai

Lending. Kazimieras Žoromskis "From Realism to Optical Art" in the Museum of Applied Arts

September

Exhibition. Jonas Rimša “Life in wanderings” in Anykščiai chapel

Exhibition. Jonas Rimša “Bronze People. Indian Spirit Revealed“ at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery



Management Board and Administration

Vilius Kavaliauskas Lewben
Vilius Kavaliauskas
Chairman
Rita Navalinskaitė
Board Member
Rolandas Valiūnas
Board Member
Ramunė Vilija Zabulienė
Board Member
Indrė Tubinienė
Board Member / Director
Giedrė Marčiulaitė
Project manager

Curators: 
Francesca Ferrarini, DR Nijolė Tumėnienė, Laima Kreivytė, DR Vilma Gradinskaitė, DR Ramutė Rachlevičiūtė, DR Rasa Andriušytė-Žukienė, Ugnė Bužinskaitė

Subsidiary institution - Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation

Ugnė Bužinskaitė 
Executive Director
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