We continue travelling through Lithuania and this time visiting Molėtai. Starting from the 16th of May until the 24th of June citizens of Molėtai will have the opportunity to see the fragments from the photography exhibition “Celebrate for Change” for free! They will also be able to participate in various educational activities, seminars and activities for the whole family.
Getting to know different cities
“Since the opening of MO Museum we are active in meeting and getting to know the communities of different Lithuanian cities and regions by travelling to them with our educational activities and exhibitions. This time the funding received from the European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms allows us to travel all year long and visit 8 cities in Lithuania. We are happy to finally be visiting Molėtai and believe that by doing so we will involve even more people into a constructive dialogue about our world”, – shared the director of MO Museum, Milda Ivanauskienė, during the opening of the exhibition.
“We appreciate the initiative of the travelling MO Museum and glad that it finally reached Molėtai. I hope that the exhibition “Celebrate for Change” and the educational activities will attract our citizens attention. I invite us all to delve deep, this whole month, into what MO used to offer exclusively for the capital without the need to go anywhere, but simply visiting the Museum of Molėtai”, – said the mayor of Molėtai Saulius Jauneika.
The travelling exhibition “Celebrate for Change”
The adapted version of MO Museum’s photography exhibition “Celebrate for Change” goes on tour through Lithuania. This photography exhibition is the first attempt of its kind in Lithuania aiming to look at a celebration as wide as possible. What do we celebrate and why – and how do we photograph it.
Celebrations keep changing, developing new forms, what are they telling us today? Themes of inner growth, conquered milestones, breaking away from the norms, permission to be ourselves are explored. Also, fasts, marriages, graduations, birth and farewell days. A celebration is a magnitude of form and they all lead to change.
But how does photography participate in these processes? It immortalizes celebrations and becomes a part of them. The ritual of photographing or having your photograph taken solidifies the connections of the participants of the celebration. The photograph guarantees the life of these connections in a way.
The exhibition talks about celebrations in various ways: through documentary visual and audio materials, audio guide, interdisciplinary artworks and, of course, photography. All of these invite to think about the various forms of celebrations and how they used to be, how they take place today and how they are changing in our life.
Travells educational activities, seminars and activities for the whole family
The travelling exhibition of MO Museum is accompanied by the educational program. Teachers and workers of educational and cultural sectors in Molėtai will have the opportunity to learn various new methods and practices for organizing educational activities.
After the seminars in Molėtai we will also host educational activities for children.
MO Museum’s weekend activities for the whole family – Family Saturdays – are also coming to Molėtai. While playing games you can learn what a celebration is, why we celebrate and how a celebration takes place. Perhaps you will even have the chance to participate in one yourselves?
MO Museum’s project “Travelling Museum: Get to Know Yourself through Art” is funded by the European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms (instrument “Development of Cultural Accessibility and Strengthening Cultural Education”).