• The Palace will open on 12 04

  • 2024.04.12—2024.12.31

    REFUGE

    The very first, inaugural exhibition of the Sapieha Palace seeks to unfold the spirit and history of the palace itself, as well as the diverse narratives surrounding its past.

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  • SOUND WORKS FOR
    THE SAPIEHA PALACE

    Andrius Arutiunian, Renata Dubinskaitė, Monika Kalin, Lina Lapelytė, Kristupas Sabolius

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  • 2024.04.12–2024.05.28

    PORCELAIN FOR
    THE PALACE

    Sculptures by Mindaugas Navakas

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ABOUT
THE PALACE

Photo by Audrius Solominas

The Sapieha Palace strives to be a vibrant cultural hub in Vilnius, inspiring and educating visitors while offering a unique environment to broaden cultural horizons.

“The great palace, risen from the ruins, will protect the war-weary in quiet peace.”

HISTORY

The palace, founded at the end of the 17th century, is the work of the most famous architects and artists working in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Giambattista Frediani designed the palace, while sculptor Giovanni Pietro Perti and painter Michelangelo Palloni decorated it.

Photo by Audrius Solominas

Photo by Audrius Solominas

CONSERVATION

The Baroque palace lost its original appearance when the building was converted into a hospital between 1843 and 1848. Based on the principles of the Venice Charter (1964) and other international conservation documents, it was decided to return the Sapiegas Palace to the appearance of the 1692 project.

Photo by Audrius Solominas

Photo by Audrius Solominas

SOUND WORKS FOR
THE SAPIEHA PALACE

Andrius Arutiunian, Renata Dubinskaitė, Lina Lapelytė, Monika Kalin, Kristupas Sabolius
Fragment of a fresco in the Sapieha Palace (tinted image). Photo (detail): Norbert Tukaj