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Liudas Truikys and Marijona Rakauskaitė Museum

Liudas Truikys and Marijona Rakauskaitė Museum

Liudas Truikys and Marijona Rakauskaitė Museum

Liudas Truikys and Marijona Rakauskaitė Museum

Contacts
Address: E. Fryko g. 14, LT-44229 Kaunas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 22 99 67.
Mob. tel. (+370 ~ 652) 13 621.
E-mail: truikionamai[at]gmail.com

Opening hours:
Visits by arrangement. Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 22 99 67. Mob. tel. (+370 ~ 652) 13 621.

Admission:
Entrance fee – 1 €;
Tour – 8 € (in Lithuanian), 12 € (in foreign language)
50% discount – schoolchildren, students, visitors with International student card (ISIC), military service, senior citizens.
Free entrance – preschool children, residents of children’s homes, disabled of I and II group, staff of museums of Lithuania, ICOM members, artists, students of art schools, students of Fine Art department of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and Vytautas Magnus University, journalists, AICA members, EU citizens September 1 through June 1 on Wednesdays.

Collection
The museum houses L. Truikys' works (water-colors, stage and costume designs, manuscripts), and the artist's collections of Oriental art and Lithuanian folk sculptures.

Exposition
The exposition commemorating stage designer Liudas Truikys (1904–1987);
The exposition (room) of the opera soloist Marijona Rakauskaitė (1892–1975).
In memorial exposition – L. Truikys' production left behind (water-color paintings, stenographic and costume sketches, manuscripts) from the artist's accumulated Eastern art and Lithuanian folk sculptures collection.

Cultural, educational activity
Always organizing evenings-meetings with artists, cultural workers, art critics and L. Truikys' contemporaries.
Other news about the Museum
The museum was opened in L. Truikys and M. Rakauskaitė former apartment in 1994.

Liudas Truikys
L. Truikys (1904-1987), scenographer, born in Pagilaičiai, county of Kretinga.
He studied painting at the Kaunas Art School, graduating in 1928, and stage designing at Paris (1934-1935) and Berlin (1937).
From 1932-1940 he served almost continuously as artist-in-residence at the Kaunas Stage Theatre.
From 1941-1949 he taught at the Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts and from 1953-1959 at a secondary school in Kaunas. 
At the same time he designed sets and costumes for the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius and the Music Theatre in Kaunas.
Among the many dramas, operas and ballet productions he worked on are Schiller's Wilhelm Tell, Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas' Valdovas (The Ruler); Verdi's Traviata, Masked Ball, and Don Carlos, Puccini's Madam Butterfly, Smetana's The Bartered Bride, d'Albert's Tiefland, Jurgis Karnavicius' Grazina; and Minkus' Don Quixote. His set decorations for Antanas Raciunas' opera Trys talismanai (The Three Talismans) won an award at the 1937 International Fair in Paris. He painted in broad decorative patches, occasionally incorporating a stylised ornament. Economical in his use of colour, he often limited himself to a few dominant tones (black, red, and grey; or blue, grey, and white). Additional colour variation was entrusted to stage lighting. Besides stage sets he has also created a series of impressionist watercolours.

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