Bank of Lithuania

Our organisation started to assemble its art collection in 1922–1940. The Bank of Lithuania building, built in Kaunas (the provisional capital of Lithuania at the time) in 1928, was decorated with remarkable works of art both on the exterior and the interior. Many of the works are recognised as cultural heritage and protected by the State. Valuable artwork by Lithuanian artists, held in Kaunas, was created in the interwar period – paintings and sculptures by Jonas Šileika, Adomas Galdikas, Jonas Mackevičius, Justinas Vienožinskis, Kajetonas Sklėrius, Petras Rimša, Juozas Mikėnas, and Antanas Žmuidzinavičius.

The collection also showcases works by renowned contemporary Lithuanian painters Viktoras Vizgirda, Jonas Švažas, Augustinas Savickas, Dalia Kasčiūnaitė, Jonas Kazlauskas, Kazys Varnelis, Vladimiras Karatajus and many others.

Our art collection also features works from a unique cycle of exhibitions on the theme of money: "Money in Painting", "Money in Fine Graphics", "Money in Caricatures" and "Money in Photographs".

On the occasion of the centenary of the Bank of Lithuania, we are preparing a special album titled “The Art Collection of the Bank of Lithuania”, which will present the collection of works of art (paintings, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass) collected by the Bank of Lithuania in the interwar period and after 1990. The album is prepared by the Bank of Lithuania's Money Museum and should be released in the autumn of 2022.

  • From the series Cut Landscape, 1992. Oil and crayon on paper, 61 x 68 cm. Signed lower right: Dalia
    From the series Cut Landscape, 1992. Oil and crayon on paper, 61 x 68 cm. Signed lower right: Dalia
    Dalia Kasčiūnaitė
  • In the Garden, 1928. Oil on canvas, 96 x 75 cm
    In the Garden, 1928. Oil on canvas, 96 x 75 cm
    Justinas Vienožinskis
  • A Boy and a Pigeon, 1935. Plaster, height: 71 cm. Signed lower left: Mikėnas
    A Boy and a Pigeon, 1935. Plaster, height: 71 cm. Signed lower left: Mikėnas
    Juozas Mikėnas
  • Emperor’s Denarius à la Titian, 2005. Assemblage, 82 x 65 cm
    Emperor’s Denarius à la Titian, 2005. Assemblage, 82 x 65 cm
    Valentinas Antanavičius
  • The Avenue, 1924. Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 119 cm. Signed lower left: J. Mackevičius Capri
    The Avenue, 1924. Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 119 cm. Signed lower left: J. Mackevičius Capri
    Jonas Mackevičius
  • The Smile of Ellada, 1964. Oil on canvas, 130 x 150 cm. Signed lower left: A. Savickas 64
    The Smile of Ellada, 1964. Oil on canvas, 130 x 150 cm. Signed lower left: A. Savickas 64
    Augustinas Savickas
  • The Haymaker, 1926. Oil on canvas, 37.5 x 48 cm. Signed lower left: A. Žemaitis 1926
    The Haymaker, 1926. Oil on canvas, 37.5 x 48 cm. Signed lower left: A. Žemaitis 1926
    Antanas Žmuidzinavičius
  • The Lithuanian School 1864–1904, 1906. Plaster, height: 47 cm, pedestal 35 x 35 x 5.5 cm
    The Lithuanian School 1864–1904, 1906. Plaster, height: 47 cm, pedestal 35 x 35 x 5.5 cm
    Petras Rimša

Last update: 14-04-2022