Exhibition Marking Czesław Miłosz’s Centennial Opened in VMU History Hall


In February, the VMU Aula Magna hosted the first of the events dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nobel Prize for Literature winner’s Czesław Miłosz’s birth, the opening of the exhibition "Sugrįžimas / Powrόt / Return". Since March 3, the exposition can be visited in the History Hall of Vytautas Magnus University (K. Donelaičio g. 58).

After declaring 2011 the Czesław Miłosz year, Vytautas Magnus University is going to mark the centennial of the Nobel Prize for Literature winner, VMU Honorary Doctor, Professor Czesław Miłosz, by holding celebratory events at the university and in the writer’s hometown Šeteniai.

The first of the events dedicated to Czesław Miłosz’s anniversary took place in the university – the VMU Aula Magna was the setting for the opening of the exhibition on the great creator, "Sugrįžimas / Powrόt / Return". The exhibition used excerpts from the poet’s speeches and poems to tell the audience about his return to Lithuania after 52 years.

The exhibition "Return" testifies to a period of Czesław Miłosz’s historical journey through time and space. It tells of this journey in Lithuanian, Polish and English, following the famous creator’s steps in Lithuania and abroad.

A special publication dedicated to the centennial of Czesław Miłosz was also released. It consists of historian Egidijus Aleksandravičius’ article on Miłosz’s searching and discoveries in his journey of life, Miłosz’s speech accepting the regalia of the title of VMU Honorary Doctor and the Czesław Miłosz bibliography (1988–2010), compiled by Laima Bucevičiūtė. It is also a trilingual publication, providing texts in English, Polish and Lithuanian.

Download PDF version of the book

You are welcome to view the photo report by Jonas Petronis (j.petronis@vkt.vdu.lt) from the opening of the exhibition.

The program of events dedicated to the Czesław Miłosz’s centennial can be found here.

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