When Lithuania restored independence in 1990, remarkable changes also occurred in the Arts. When the shackles of Soviet ideology were thrown off and the borders opened, artists were no longer restricted in their choice of subjects and means of expression. Postmodern manifestations of contemporary art were mastered: objects, installations, performances; video art, new photography and postmodern painting became popular. After 2000, the collection of the Lithuanian Art Museum was enriched with objects, photographs and videos by contemporary Lithuanian artists such as the Group of Academic Preparation, Mindaugas Navakas, Česlovas Lukenskas, Gintaras Makarevičius, Deimantas Narkevičius, Audrius Novickas, Artūras Raila, Eglė Rakauskaitė, Svajonė and Paulius Stanikas, Darius Žiūra and others.