Brolej Žemajcziaj! (Brothers Samogitians!)

Drawn by Karolis Savickis (?). 1862. Paper. It is the earliest presently known Lithuanian poster drawn during the uprising of 1863–1864. Found in Šaukėnai (Kaunas Governorate) in 1863

Playbill of the premiere of the opera “Halka” of the Vilnius City Theatre

Unknown designer. 1860. Printed by Abel Syrkin’s printing house

Fifth Exhibition of Lithuanian Art

Designer Petras Rimša. 1911

Posthumous exhibition of works by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

After a draft poster designed by Čiurlionis for the Second Exhibition of Lithuanian Art. 1911

First regional exhibition of small business and folk artefacts

Designer Ferdynand Ruszczyc. 1913

Republican Song Festival. Vilnius, 21–22 July 1955

Designer Bronislava Jacevičiūtė. 1955. Offset printing. State publishing house of political and scientific literature. Printed by Giedra printing house

First national dance festival of American and Canadian Lithuanians

Designer Algirdas Kurauskas. 1957. Offset printing

To Believe in Freedom! March 11. 1990–2000

Designer Stasys Eidrigevičius. 2000. Offset printing

The collection is comprised of more than 18 thousand posters and playbills. The earliest exhibits in this collection are playbills of various productions of the Vilnius Theatre from the early 19th century. There is a unique poster of the uprising of 1863–1864, which marks the beginning of the history of the Lithuanian poster. Posters of the first art exhibitions, elections to the Seimas of Independent Lithuania, and propaganda posters of the struggle for the Vilnius region have special historical value. Posters from the Soviet period constitute a large group, and posters published between 1988 and 1990 reflect the period of national revival. In 2001 the works by Stasys Eidrigevičius and Vytautas Kaušinis were added to the collection. It is constantly supplemented with posters of today’s major cultural and political events.

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