The Lithuanian art collection consists of more than 120 works of art. The majority of them were selected and presented to the gallery after the exhibition of the Lithuanian art in 2007. By thoroughly investigating Miškinis’ collection, it is possible to make acquaintance with the history of the Lithuanian realism of the first half of the 20th century. The material, though fragmentary but still quite valuable.
The Professor single-mindedly collected art pieces of the Lithuanian realism of the end of the 19thcentury and the first half of the 20th century. The purpose of these works is to reflect the reality of the period and to highlight social issues. Therefore, genre scenes, portraits and landscapes dominate in the collection. Realism as an artistic trend was not consistent; it went through various changes and visitors can get an opportunity to observe the development of this trend.
A separate group of the collection consists of works by German painters who created in Lithuania Minor– Bernhard Kalmeyer, Gustaf Weitkunat, Ida Wolfermann – Lindenau, and other artists who painted mainly landscapes of Nida and Juodkrantė.
The exhibition of the Eastern art holds 380 works collected by Algimantas Miškinis.
The collection is based on works from the Far East, namely Central, Southern and Eastern Asia: China,Japan, India, Burma, Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia. Several works come from Iran (Near East). The collection has not been fully investigated yet. Therefore, it is impossible to state which works could be assigned to which country. The majority of works have features typical of the whole area but distinctive features of some countries can also be noticed.