Druskininkai City Museum

Druskininkai City Museum

Druskininkai City Museum (DCM) was established in 1999 in Villa Linksma, also called Kiersnovskiai family villa, built at the beginning of the 20th century. According to historical records, M. K. Čiurlionis would come to the Villa Linksma to give piano lessons to Gražina Kiersnovskytė, a friend of his youth and the Villa owner’s youngest daughter, and to enjoy plein air painting with her sister Zofija Kiersnovskytė

A brick summer house of Modern and Neoclassical styles is situated on the north-eastern shore of lake Druskonis, next to the church, in the very centre of the city. The congruity of the Villa and the locale fascinates the residents and guests of the resort, which is why it is the most photographed site in Druskininkai. The building of the city museum, Villa Linksma, can be called the hallmark of Druskininkai resort. The museum houses the only consistent exposition of the resort’s history in the city, and has accumulated valuable iconographic and archival material from Druskininkai. Druskininkai City Museum also boasts the art collection. It embraces the collection of works by Lithuanian diaspora artists donated by Petras Viščinis, (honorary citizen of Druskininkai), the collection of portraits donated by Domas Akstinas and Snieguolė Jurskytė-Akstinienė (patrons of the museum) consisting of drawings and lithographs by A.Varnas, R.Čarna, A.Šakalis, V. Klemka, Antanas Aleksandravičius, A. Stankus-Stankevičius, R. Krasninkevičius, portraits of noblemen by 18th–19th c. anonymous artists, paintings by J. Buračas and other Lithuanian artists, bas-reliefs and medals by famous Lithuanian artists, portrait medals of notable people created by Lithuanian and foreign artists, as well as the collection of works produced during M.K.Čiurlionis Days plein airs in Druskininkai, which were held from 1970s to 2000. The museum hosts many events, concerts, meetings and conferences. Events are also held in the surroundings of the museum. On the terrace, open air chamber music concerts take place during the warm seasons, for two decades the events of the international art festival Druskininkai Summer with M.K. Čiurlionis organized by the Lithuanian Musicians’ Support Foundation have been held here.

Museum visitors remark that Druskininkai is a place where you can discover yourself, relax, stay closer to nature. The visitors get astounded at the museum’s expositions – time really turns around: long-standing dictums are relevant and even fashionable today! Therefore, the museum employees are joking seriously: “If you did not pay a visit to the City Museum, you did not get to know Druskininkai…”

Information for visitors:

M. K. Čiurlionio g. 59, Druskininkai

Tel. +370 (313) 51024



Čiurlionis Memorial Museum (branch of M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum)

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