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Schwarzenberg Palace, located at Hradcany Square near the Prague Castle, is administered by the National Gallery since 2002. It was opened to the visitors in 2008 after extensive reconstruction. Today, three-winged building was built between 1545-1567 under the direction of Agostino Galli. This is a significant, and relatively early Renaissance building, whose facade is using rich decor.
Galerie Rudolfinum is located together with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in the newly renovated historical building of Prague Rudolfinum. Although the gallery does not have its own collection, its quality does not lag behind the most important Czech galleries. Gallery is closely cooperating with leading world institutions so the Czech audience has the opportunity to visit the most valuable international exhibitions of contemporary art in Prague.
The Chemistry Gallery in Prague is a young gallery, which focuses on presenting the works of the young artists from the Czech Republic and abroad. It is not that rare to see here the works of Czech art university students. Its main objective is to introduce the artist himself more and thereby give the visitor a greater interest in the contemporary modern art and its trends.
DOX the Centre for Contemporary Art is one of the leading Czech galleries. In its unique areas, it is presenting contemporary Czech art in the international context. Dox provides a platform for dialogue between local and international art scene.
Club, café and gallery called Tiskárna is located in a unique space of the former publishing house, which was built in the 19th century. It was opened to the public relatively recently on 30 November 2012. Since then it has served mainly to unique parties, exhibitions of young art and to concerts of good music.
Veletrzni Palace is one of the exhibition spaces of the National Gallery in Prague. On the area of more than thirteen thousand square meters is being presented over 2000 exhibits of 20th and 21th century. On display are the works of both major Czech and foreign authors among them stand out names such as Frantisek Kupka, Emil Filla, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and many others. In addition to the painting that make up the majority of the exhibits you can also get acquainted with examples of architecture, furniture design, crafts or fashion.
Convent of St. Agnes Czech whose history goes back to the 13th century, is part of the National Gallery in Prague. It is recomanded to visit not only because of the unique exhibition of medieval and early Renaissance art that display the development of Czech art from the panel paintings and sculptures of the mid-14th century through the soft style of Master Theodoric to Master of the Trebon Altar paintings and works of beautiful but also because of its unique interior which makes great scenery for medieval art.
The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague collects and preserves for future generations – in both national and international contexts – examples of historical and contemporary crafts, as well as applied arts and design.
Riding School at the Prague Castle is a newly renovated exhibition space, which helds at irregular intervals, some of the most important exhibitions that are possible to visit in the Czech Republic. In the past there was to see an exhibition of luxury jewelry from Cartier or a large retrospective exhibition of one of the most expensive Czech artist Josef Capek.
Wallenstein Riding School, which was build for Albrecht of Waldstein by Italian architects Andrea Spezza and Nicolo Sebregondi, is part of Czech Senate. But it was rented for a symbolic price to the National Gallery in 1996. Exhibition space of the Wallenstein Riding School is air-conditioned and completely appropriate for the purposes of the best art exhibitions.
MeetFactory which was founded in 2001 is an exeptional space that is offering contemporary art, theater, film, music and educational programs to its visitors.
MeetFactory consists of gallery, theatre and highly equipped music hall where are held concerts of bands from independent scene. Theatre dramaturgy is focused on the political dimension of the theater and the role of technology in our lives.
Kampa Museum, which is administrated by the foundation of Jan and Meda Mladek, is relatively young institution on the Czech art scene. But thanks to its supporters it has built a great reputation. In addition to extensive collections of Frantisek Kupka and Otto Gutfreund, the Museum presents mainly Central European modern art. Besides the already mentioned, visitors could see exhibitions of artists among whom were Yoko Ono, Frank Malina, Joseph Beuys, Matej Kren, Julian Opie, Piet Mondrian, Theodor Pištěk or Andy Warhol.
Lapidary is called the place or institution where stone statues, stone tombs, or even parts of buildings are collected or exposed. The most common reason for the foundation of the lapidary was the reconstruction of historical monuments. Old original parts of the monument were replaced with copies and stored in the lapidary.
In present the collection of the National museum lapidary counts about two thousand collection items, of which over four hundred best pieces are exposed, while others are kept in depositories. Generally speaking, each building or monument that has been restored has its original parts in National museum lapidary collections.
On both sides of the northern gates of the Prague Castle, there were stables during the reign of Emperor Rudolf II. in the 2nd half of the 16th century. In the 20th century stables on both sides were rebuilt into an exhibition spaces. On one side is Prague Castle Picture Gallery and on the other side is the Imperial Stables, that was reconstructed in 1993. In the Imperial Stables there are held major art exhibitions at irregular intervals.
One part of the City Gallery Prague is a large space on the second floor of the Municipal Library on the Marianske Square. Its dramaturgy is focused mainly on the presentation of modern Czech art of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Stone Bell House with its history that goes back to the second half of the thirteenth century is next to Old Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock and Tyn Church one of the landmarks of the Old Town Square. As a part of The City Gallery of Prague, it provides a quality exhibitions of major artists of the 19th and 20 century.
CZD / Gallery serves as an intermediary between designers, manufacturers and the public. Gallery offers wide range of cultural events as exhibitions, lectures, discussions and workshops for both professional and general public.
Transformer Studio is a relatively new studio and gallery space in Vysocany. It regularly carries out a series of lectures on Visual Studio Fresh Eye. Since the summer of 2011, residents of Trafačka moved here. Studios have established that Jan Kalab, Jakub Nepraš, Cimala, Theresa Honsová, Epos and Matthew Hajek. Due to the smaller capacity of the area of the former dye will be used to Transformer Studio intimate exhibitions, screenings, concerts and workshops. – Translated by Google Translate
Leica Gallery Prague is a non-profit organization functioning in the Czech Republic since 2002. The gallery has entered the subconscious of the public through presentations of many world-known photographers: Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Anton Corbijn, and Helmut Newton. In the beginning, Leica Gallery Prague was located and operating in Prague Castle Supreme Burgrave. Later, the gallery travelled around the Czech Republic and Slovakia in specially-modified railway vehicles. In this way, LGP presented exhibitions by Sebastião Salgado, Antonín Kratochvíl, Wim and Donata Wenders.
LGP has been active on Školská street 28 in the centre of Prague since 2008. Here, it offers everything that belongs to the standard of good galleries: besides the exhibition space, there is a gallery café and a shop that offers books and periodicals predominantly devoted to photography.
Renovated baroque building Písecká gate, in an attractive location near Prague Castle, a popular cultural and community social center of Prague 6, where art exhibitions, weddings, social gatherings, concerts, presentations Prague 6, celebrations and holidays, charity events for disabled and performances by children’s choirs, schools and clubs in Prague 6 Year-round in Písecké gate opened cafe in the summer garden. – Translated by Google Translate
Bilek’s villa, which is administered by the City Gallery of Prague, is not only unique because of the permanent exhibition of works of sculptor Frantisek Bilek, but also because of its architecture. Frantisek Bilek, a famous Czech sculptor and graphic artist, built villa during the years 1910 – 1911 by his own plans. Villa Bilek itself illustrates the idea of corn fields. An unconventional layout of the building is derived from the track of the scythes. The walls of the cutting walls are divided by massive pillars depicting sheaves ears. The interiors of the villa also includs Bilak’s furniture.
Polagraph is a photo gallery located in Prague’s Zizkov. The small interesting space hosts regular exhibitions of known photographers who use Polaroid or another nondigital camera. An integral part of the gallery is a shop where you can find Polaroid equipment.
Sternberg Palace is one of the exhibition spaces of the National Gallery. Several floors of the palace presents the best of national collections of art that is dating from ancient Greece and Rome through the Italian art of the 14th – 16 century to the arts of Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Austrian and German masters of the 16th – 18 century. The main attraction of the Sternberg Palace is one of the most famous works of European painting, Feast of the Rosary by Albrecht Dürer, which was made in Venice in 1506 and came to Prague thanks to Emperor Rudolf II.
Picture Gallery of Prague Castle presents about a hundred of the paintings from its collection that counts about 4000 unique masterpieces. The original collection that was built mainly by the Emperor Rudolf II. was much bigger, but due to numerous wars only a fraction of the works have remained in the administration of the Prague castle. Nevertheless, gallery still can present works of the famous pinters such as Titian, Rubens or Aachen.
History of the Topic Salon dates back to 1894, when it began to serve as an exhibition hall and a shop of Topic publishing house. Throughout history, it have been several times closed and than again reopened. Last reopening of the Topic Salon was after an extensive reconstruction in 2008. Topic salon is currently used for the presentation of contemporary Czech art.
(A)Void Gallery is a new gallery, located on the Rašín waterfront promenade near Palacky Bridge. Gallery ranks to the smollest ones in Prague. On an area of approximately 30 m2 it presents the works of young Czech artists. (A)Void Gallery is due to its location and free admission pleasant cultural stop on the walks on the Vltava waterfront.
The main exhibition space is located in lower Holešovice and each year it hosts between six and eight exhibitions by Czech and international artists. The gallery is located at U Průhonu 22 on the fourth floor of a building that used to serve as a warehouse. It is open to the public from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1 pm to 6:30 pm and admission is free.
Golden Ring House, located in the Tyn alley near Old Town Square is the part of the City Gallery Prague. Its very rugged disposition that was build by the unification of two separate medieval buildings allows curators to create a very diverse exhibition, where each of the rooms can leave different impression.
The gallery was established in the course of the reconstruction of Bethlehem Chapel in the first half of the the 1950’s. Its specialization has always been architecture and applied art exhibitions.
Bold and off-beat theatre and dance performances, art exhibitions, audiovisual events and a café - all in one!
A place to be when you want to learn about the Prague arts community. A specific place in the centre of Prague which creates conditions for an artistic and social experiment through four independent dramaturgies – Teatro NoD, NoLab, Gallery NoD and Events NoD that make a significant contribution to the Czech cultural platform.
Café NoD is a place where you have always felt comfortable. It offers great coffee and delicious meals from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day!
New Town Hall is one of the eighteen national cultural monuments in Prague. Its history begins shortly after the founding of the New Town of Prague by Charles IV. in 1348
Over the centuries New Town Hall witnessed many historical events. There occurred the first Prague defenestration.
French Institute in Prague is a multidisciplinary cultural center which accommodates cinema, coffe house, gallery and language school. Its aim is to draw attention to current French culture and to host unusual projects.
Rudolph gallery is an exhibition space with an area of 470m 2</ sup>, which is located close to the Spanish Hall at Prague Castle. The gallery was built in the late 16th century to store large collections of paintings, art objects and curiosities of the Emperor Rudolf II. The walls of the gallery were originally smooth, so they could accommodate a large amount of the paintings but in the 2nd half of the 19th century they got rich stucco decoration.
Czech Centre Prague, Czech part of a network of centers operating in the premises of the Ministry Street of the Knights since 2006. Presents to the public especially projects that travel the Czech centers in the world and international co-organizes exhibitions for reciprocal opportunities for Czech artists exhibiting in galleries world metropolis. Cooperates with foreign cultural institutes and embassies operating in the country. Organizes exhibitions, technical discussions and other events. – Translated by Google Translate
The Artwall gallery located on Letna wall on the Cpt. Jaros and Edvard Benes Embankment represents a unique symbiosis of urban organism and public gallery. The gallery has already operated in years 2005 – 2008 when, under the organizational management of the Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, displayed 15 exhibitions of both Czech and foreign artists. In 2008, however, the gallery was forcibly closed down by Municipality, who withdrew from the leasing contract. In November 2011, after three-years of silence, Artwall was opened to the public again, this time under the administration of C2C Circle of curators and critics.
Anderle Gallery, which is located in the Pellé's villa in Bubeneč, attracts visitors to its permanent collection of African art and to the retrospective of works of Jiří Anderle. Moreover, the Gallery holds regular exhibitions mainly of young painters and graphic artists.
Art Space Řetězová 7 or also called Řetízek is located in the basement of the historic house of Montmartre café, Václav Havel library and Gambit gallery. The space has a capacity for approximately sixty people and is dedicated to chamber concerts and exhibitions of both established artists and students of art schools.
Gallery, which is named after a famous Czech painter was founded in 1957 and is located in the premises of the former publishing house. Its best years were between the years 1965 – 1970. But after, the reputation of the gallery suffered more and more until it were on the brink of extinction. Now, the gallery is under administration of a very strong financial group PPF thus Vaclav Spala Gallery again took the right direction to the groupe of the most prestigious Czech private galleries.
Muzeum Montanelli is one of the few private museums in the Czech Republic, but rather than a museum it should be called gallery. The vast majority of exhibitions are made of collections of contemporary art. Muzeum Montanelli is operated by DrAK Foundation, which was founded in 2006 by art patron Dadja Altenburg-Kohl.
Dvorak sec contemporary is a leading Prague-based gallery dealing exclusively in critically acclaimed, important works of contemporary art produced by very young, emerging and high-caliber artists from the United States, Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic. The Gallery’s program for 2009—2011 includes 10 very young and emerging artists from New York, important talents, particularly those exploring the boundaries of media, representation and interpretation in contemporary art making.
Josef Sudek Studio, which is hidden in the picturesque courtyard of an apartment house in Prague Újezd, was declared as a cultural monument in 1987. It is an example of buildings that arose through the flowering of commercial and artistic photography in the second half of the 19th century not only in Prague but also in other cities. The most famous Czech photographer Josef Sudek lived and worked here in years between 1927 to 1959.
In the years 1567 to 1569 the so-called Large Ball Game Hall originated on the southern side of the Royal Garden, immediately above the slope of Deer Moat.
This Renaissance, richly decorated building has a dramatic history: until the 17th century it served successively for ball games and as a riding school and a stable. During the reign of the Emperor Joseph II it was used as a military storehouse. In the 20th century it was damaged by static defects and gunfire. It was burned to such an extent that only the peripheral walls remained of it.
In 1952 its reconstruction was completed under the supervision of P. Janak, but the Ball Game Hall was concealed in the closed Royal Garden. It was made accessible to the public after 1989 and is now used mainly for exhibitions of creative art, concerts and important social events.
The Old Town Hall belongs to the most important sights of Prague historical centre. The town hall office had been situated in the corner burgher’s house with a tower since the first half of the 14th century. The Old Town Hall is currently comprised of a building complex of several burghers' houses which were purchased and rebuilt over the centuries.
Today the building complex of the Old Town Hall serves as the cultural and representative space of the city of Prague. The Gallery can use the rooms on the second floor in which it presents the latest tendencies of contemporary art to the public.
Artbanka Museum of Young Art or just AMoYA is one of the most recently opened galleries in Prague, which presents Czech and international contemporary art. AMoYA has four thousand square meters of exhibition space in the Colloredo-Mansfeld palace, which is located in close proximity to the Charles Bridge. This space is incredible evidence how communism treated historical monuments. Not only the exhibishion of contemporary art worth the visit but also this incredilbe palace.
The new gallery space in the Studio Church is an extension of the civic associations Studio Heroes and their curatorial concept responds to the dramaturgy Studio Heroes. Rhythm of exhibitions loosely based on the upcoming theatrical premieres and reflects their form and content. The result is at least twofold artistic reflection of selected topics. The promising burgeoning gallery scene in Prague 7 is a space studios Church enriched with a new perspective on the synthesis of art and theater. – Translated by Google Translate
Trafačka is a former industrial area that since 2007, serves contemporary art. In addition to residential studios there is a large open studio projects of all kinds (from concerts, fashion shows to theatrical performances and various art festivals) and last but not least, a separate exhibition space, Gallery Trafačka. – Translated by Google Translate
The three very important institutions – the National Gallery, National Museum and the Charles University put together the best of their collections and in twenty halls of the Kinsky Palace are showing a thousand monuments of old world cultures. For lovers of Egypt in the time of the pharaohs, ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, or even an old Chinese and Japanese art the Kinsky Palace represents the most significant exhibition space in the Czech Republic.
Queen Anne’s Summer Palace, or just in short Royal Summer Palace or Belvedere was built between the years 1538 – 1560 on the eastern edge of the Royal Garden for the wife of Ferdinand I. Its architecture is very unique. It is one of the few buildings in Prague that is purely in the Renaissance style. At the time of its commissioning it served for courtly entertainment and for pleasant stay in the garden. Today, the Royal Summer Palace is mainly for exhibitions of arts and crafts.
The gallery of the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design in Prague was established in 2000 and since 2001 it has had a regular exhibition schedule. Every year, the gallery hosts around ten shows. The AAAD gallery seeks to strike a balance between retrospective exhibitions and exhibitions of contemporary art and aims at reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the school. The AAAD gallery focuses on young artists and curators, who represent the creative potential for the next decade. The exhibition committee, which is composed of representatives of vocational schools and the public, ensures the quality of the exhibition program. The committee choses projects for the gallery from applicants who take part in a publicly announced competition.
DEA ORH is one of the leading private galleries in the Czech Republic. It provides a strong platform for the promotion of emerging and established artists, both Czech and international. The gallery offers a diverse programme of exhibitions.
Vernon Projekt is an atypical exhibition space for young artists that is located in the display window of a former shop on the corner of Janovského and Heřmanova Streets in lower Holešovice. This unorthodox exhibition space allows passers-by to look inside the gallery at any time of day. Each year Vernon Projekt hosts between six and eight exhibitions by young artists.
Troja Chateau is architecturally very valuable monument, which is administered by the City Gallery Prague. Early Gothic castle was built in accordance with the model of Roman palatial suburban villa in the second half of the 17th century by Count Václav Vojtěch of Sternberg according to a model of French architect Jean Baptiste Mathey.
Miro Gallery, which is based in the church of St. Roch at Strahov courtyard, was founded in 1987 in Berlin and then moved to Prague in 1994. The main program of the gallery is primarily to present the world classical modernism. The area of approximately 170m2 has already hosted works of major world artist including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Dali Slavatora or Albrecht Dürer.
Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague supports scientific and cultural exchange between the Czech Republic and Austria. Annually organizes and supports around 250 shares of the visual arts, design, architecture, music, film, science, literature, theater and dance. Since 1996 has its own space in the center of Prague Jungmann Square, including a contemporary art gallery, library with approximately 8000 volumes, and concert and lecture hall for up to 80 people. – Translated by Google Translate
Rosenberg Palace was originally a Renaissance palace, which was built between the years 1545 and 1574 by the Lords of Rosenberg. In 1600, Rosenberg palace became the property of the Emperor Rudolph II. The palace persisted in its form until the mid-18th century, when it was radically rebuilt to the Department of noble women. The Institute was disbanded in 1919 and the building served for the needs of the Ministry of Interior. In the years 1996 – 2007 it has been restored into its original baroque style and now it serves as a museum and exhibition space.
St. George’s Convent at Prague Castle is one of the exhibition spaces of the National Gallery. It housed Czech paintings, sculptures and crafts of the nineteenth century. The permanent exhibition tryed to show that Czech art of that time dealt with thoughts and stylistic currents the same way like the artists in other European countries did.
Karolinum, which is located on the corner of Železná street and Fruit Market in the Old Town, is a national monument and a symbol of the Charles University. From 14 century there was a seat of the oldest university building in Prague. Karolinum is currently used mostly for representative and social events, such as matriculation and graduation of students.