Exhibition "Magic of the Curonian Spit Dunes, Sea, People"

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2021-07-28

Magic of the Curonian Spit Dunes, Sea, People. Exhibition of the Programme Neringa –

Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2021 in The Curonian Spit History Museum (Pamario Str.

53, Neringa).

The exhibition showcases paintings from the East Prussian art collection of Aleksandr Popov from

Klaipėda.

In this exhibition we invite the visitors to take a closer look at the works of historical Nida artist’s

colony (which was active from the end of the 19th century until 1945) that reflect typical motifs of

the local landscape: the silent grandeur of the sand dunes, the so called “Italian view”, the

fishermen’s women looking anxiously at the sea, their humble houses, who often lost to the waves

of sand, and the fishing boats Kurenkahns bobbing on the harbours in the evening calm, awaiting

for their great departure.

For the artists who came from East Prussia or from German cites to the Nida artist’s colony, the

unremarkable everyday life of the Curonian Spit was full of magic, of a mysterious, archaic spirit

of being, floating above the narrow strip of sand between two waters, an inexhaustible source of

creative energy.

Organisers and promoters of the exhibition: East Prussian Art Lovers Society Nidden, Neringa –

the Culture Island 2021, Neringa Municipality, Neringa Museums. Curator Kristina 

Jokubavičienė.

The exhibition will run from 3 August until 31 August 2021

Presentation of the exhibition on August 2, 2021, 5 p.m.