Ciurlonis Lithuanian Art Gallery collection

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1930s–present (bulk 1950s–present)

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Approximately 40 linear feet of material consisting of clippings (mostly from Lithuanian-language sources), correspondence, photographs, printed announcements, interview transcriptions, and other materials relating to Lithuanian and Lithuanian American artists, notably Jadvyga Paukštienė and Adomas Varnas. Approximately 70% of the artists represented worked in the U.S. Also included are catalogues for exhibitions of the Lithuanian-American Painters Association, 1950s–present.

Biographical Historical Note

Ciurlionis Lithuanian Art Gallery was founded in 1957 in an effort to save and protect the work of Lithuanian American artists and to promote artistic dialogue within the Lithuanian diasporan community. Named after the Lithuanian artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911), it is an independent institution housed in the Lithuanian Research and Studies Center in Chicago.