THE LITHUANIAN ART MUSEUM
Near the front of the main building is a museum that displays Lithuanian folk art, creations from wood and amber. There is also a collection of religious artifacts reflecting the deep love that the Lithuanian people have for their faith which has survived various periods of religious persecution. Especially noteworthy are the small artifacts of tiny rosary beads made from bread and thread by prisoners in Siberian labor camps during the Soviet era. There is also a large collection of translations of a prayer book composed by a Lithuanian teacher who was exiled to Siberia and died there in 1955. Her beatification process is in progress in Rome. Adele Dirsyte may become a new Lithuanian Saint. You will also find a special exhibit honoring Blessed George Matulaitis (1871 1927), the founder of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. The exhibit consists of garments worn by him, a replica of Vilnius Cathedral, books, pictures and relics. The process of his canonization is now in progress in Rome.

The gallery also contains beautifully detailed wood carvings of spoons, bowls and jewelry embellished by amber, and treasured religious carvings that are exquisite in detail. Known for their expert craftsmanship during the Easter Season are the intricately carved and ornately decorated eggs encased for observers to enjoy. Preserved in tradition are the linens and wedding artwork that tell a story of a culture and a proud people. Most significant and fervently treasured by the Lithuanian people is their religious belief that pours out into the books, literature, music, mosaic and hand crafted religious art.

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