Nacionalinis M. K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus
V. Putvinskio st. 55, LT-44248 Kaunas
Institution code 190755932
L. TRUIKYS AND M. RAKAUSKAITĖ HOUSE-MUSEUM (CLOSED FOR RENOVATION)
The Memorial Museum was opened in 1994, in the studio–flat where the artist and scenographer Liudas Truikys, and his beloved opera singer Marijona Rakauskaitė lived. This house was built in the interwar period, where the couple of artists settled later during the war, looking for a more peaceful and remote place.
Until this day, everything remained the same in this house: two big salons, an artist’s study room, a bedroom, authentically restored according to pictures and stories. The creative legacy of L. Truikys: paintings, scenography and costumes, church art sketches, and Oriental Art (sculptures, Persian carpets, Chinese Vases, incense burners), as well as collections of Lithuanian folk sculptures. In Marijona Rakauskaitė room, you can find her accessories, cosmetics, stage, and casual wear. In the part, which is dedicated to servants, you can find the details of the authentic interwar interior. The house is surrounded by greenery, with a beautiful panorama of Kaunas.
This home is a place of respect for different cultures and music, which often awaits everyone, who wants to get deeper into the worldview of these artists, to feel the interwar spirit of those, who believe that the “music shouldn’t be listened with these cabbage leaves (Truikys usually touched his ears by saying this), but by this apparatus (he touched his heart by a hand)”.