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Amsterdam School museum (experiential tours)

Vytauto pr. 58-6, Kaunas +370 655 33331 registracija@amsterdamomokyklosmuziejus.lt https://www.amsterdamomokyklosmuziejus.lt/en/renginiai/ Entrance only with the experiential tour. Due to high popularity, book your place at the experiential tour well in advance!

This is the only building in Lithuania representing the Amsterdam School architectural style, which borrows Art Deco and Art Nouveau elements. Its façade is characterised by remarkable plasticity, curve angle, segmented windows and sculptures. For the project, the owners of the textile factory Liteksas, Moses Posvianskis and Giršas Klisas, employed architect Jokūbas Peras. The house was the home of many prominent citizens of interwar Kaunas.

In 2019, the façade, main door and windows of the staircase were restored, and the staircase was given back its bluish-golden hues. In January 2023, the founders of the Art Deco Museum opened the Amsterdam School Museum in apartment No. 6. The 136 sqm, 5-room apartment has 2 balconies and a terrace facing the slopes of Žaliakalnis. Queer theory is used to help explain the very colourful and bright palette of the room walls and the mannered sculptures decorating the building. The Jewish culture of Kaunas, interrupted by the Holocaust, is an integral part of the story. The museum’s experiential tours present sustainable solutions for recreating the interiors, which can be compared with images from the apartment’s previous eras and even footage from the HBO series Chernobyl. The condo features Art Deco and Amsterdam School-style furniture.

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