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Exhibitions held at Prague's museums and galleries

In Prague (Praha in Czech) there are enough museums and galleries to keep even the most dedicated traveller busy for days. These museums exhibit extensive collections of art of all styles and eras, ranging from fine art to applied arts to sculpture.

  

Sternberg Palace (Šternberský Palác)
( Visit Site )

This is an exhibition of fine European art from ancient times to end of the Baroque Era. Collections place great emphasis on the 14th-18th centuries, and pieces by famous artists such as Rembrandt and Goya can also be viewed. Also, the first floor features the well-known figure of van Heemshreck – The Tearful Bride.

Address: Hradcanské námestí 15 110 00 Prague 1 – Hradcany, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 233 090 570

  

St. George's Convent (Klášter sv. Jirí) ( Visit Site )

Situated next to the St George Basilica, Benedictine nuns were responsible for establishing Bohemia's very first convent in 970. At St. George's Convent, one can see a combination of Baroque and Renaissance styles, which date from the 17th and 18th century. The convent now also accommodates a branch of the National Gallery and includes Mannerism artists of the Bohemian court of Rudolf II.

Address: Námestí U svatého Jirí 33/5 119 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 371 111

  

Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia (Klášter sv. Anežky ceské) ( Visit Site )

This is Prague's oldest existing Gothic building. It is now used as a National Gallery containing Czech and central European medieval Art. Whilst visiting the convent you may as well drop by the church of St Francis where Wenceslas I is buried. (This church is located next to the convent).

Address: Anežská 811/12 110 00, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 810 628

  

Kinský Palace (Palác Kinských)
( Visit Site )

The palace is used as part of the National gallery to exhibit permanent artefacts of Old World cultures of Asia, American and Europe. It was from here after that Klement Gottwald announced communist rule in Czechoslovakia.

Address: Staromestské námestí 12 110 15, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 810 758

  

Veletrzini Palace - Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art ( Visit Site )

Veletrzini Palace, (also known as the Trade Fair Palace), established in 1928, is a huge building with four floors. This palace has the collection of modern and contemporary arts including permanent exhibitions of 19th and 20th century French art, Czech art 1960-1995 and 20th century European art.

Address: Dukelských hrdinu 530/47 170 00 Prague 7-Holešovice, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 301 122

  

Prague Castle Riding Hall (Jízdárna Pražského hradu) ( Visit Site )

The Prague Castle Riding Hall was built by Emperor Leopold I in 1694. In those days, it was used for equestrian training by the aristocrats. In the mid- 20th century the Riding School was converted into an exhibition hall. Short-term exhibitions are held here.

Address: U Prašného mostu 55/3 118 00, Prague Castle, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 373 232

  

Wallenstein Riding School (Valdštejnská jízdárna) ( Visit Site )

The Riding School is located at the eastern part of Wallenstein garden and hosts short-term exhibitions of modern art.

Address: Valdštejnská 3 118 00, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 257 073 136

  

Wallenstein Riding School (Valdštejnská jízdárna) ( Visit Site )

The Riding School is located at the eastern part of Wallenstein garden and hosts short-term exhibitions of modern art.

Address: Valdštejnská 3 118 00, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 257 073 136

  

House of the Black Madonna (Dum U Cerné Matky Boží) ( Wikipedia )

House of the Black Madonna is a Cubist building in Old Town designed by Josef Gocár. Presently, it exhibits works of Czech Cubism from 1911 to 1919.

Address: Ovocný trh 19 110 00 Prague 1 - Staré Mesto, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 236 378

  

Trója Chateau (Trojský zámek)
( Visit Site ) ( Wikipedia )

Troja Chateau is a 17th century baroque palace located in Troja, Prague's northwest borough. Decorated by a beautiful garden, the palace was the residence of the Counts of Sternberg, a Bohemian aristocratic family. Today, it is administered by the Prague City Gallery and is home to a remarkable collection of modern Czech sculpture and 19th century Czech paintings. There is also a presentation about the history of wine making.

Address: U trojského zámku 4/1 171 00 Prague 7, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 283 851 614

  

House of the Golden Ring (Dum U zlatého prstenu) ( Visit Site )

Originally, a medieval Renaissance house, House of the Golden Ring comprised two buildings, which were later merged into one. Today, as a part of the Prague City Gallery, it exhibits an excellent assortment of 20th century Czech art.

Address: Týnská 630/6 110 00 Prague 1-Staré Mesto, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 827 022

  

The Bílek Villa (Bílkova vila) ( Visit Site )

Located in Hradcany, this red brick house was designed by sculptor Frantisek Bilek in 1911. The house features unusual wood reliefs, graphics and other furnishings related to Bilek.

Address: Mickiewiczova 1, Prague 6-Hradcany, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 233 323 631

  

House at the Stone Bell (Dum U kamenného zvonu) ( Visit Site )

This medieval building is located next to the Kinsky Palace. It showcases temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and also holds musical events in its beautiful Gothic chapels.

Address: Staromestské námestí 605/13, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 828 245

  

Municipal Library (Mestská knihovna) ( Visit Site )

The Municipal Library of Prague hosts short-term exhibitions of contemporary art and concert events.

Address: Mariánské námestí 1/98 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 222 113 555

  

Strahov Picture Gallery (Strahovská obrazárna) ( Visit Site )

Located in one of Strahov Monastery's courtyards, this gallery exhibits Gothic, Baroque and Rococo paintings (19th century). It also features some medieval pieces including the exceptional 14th century Jihlava Cricifix.

Address: Strahovské nádvorí 132/1 118 00 Prague 1-Hradcany, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 233 107 711

  

The Czech Museum of Fine Arts (Ceské muzeum výtvarných umení v Praze)
( Visit Site )

The Czech Museum of Fine Arts operates from three reconstructed Romanesque and Gothic buildings, with superb architecture. Short-term displays are held of 20th century and contemporary art.

Address: Husova 19-21, 110 00 Prague 1 - Staré Mesto, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 222 220 218

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