Just north of Unity Square (Vienybės aikštė), a block north of Laisvės, Kaunas has two unique art collections. The Devil Museum (Velnių Muziejus), houses an entertaining collection of over 2000 devil and witch figures put together by the artist Antanas Žmuidzinavičius and donated from around the world. Diagonally opposite, the dreamy, symbolist paintings of Mikalojus Čiurlionis, Lithuania’s cultural hero credited with the invention of abstract art, are on display in the vast M. K. Čiurlionis State Art Museum, along with excellent temporary exhibitions. Nearby, Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum, displays every imaginable animal, bird, insect and sea creature stuffed, pinned or pickled on three spacious floors.
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