Exhibitions held at Prague's museums and galleries
In Prague there are many museums and galleries having extensive collections of art of all styles and eras, ranging from fine art to applied arts to sculpture.
This is an exhibition of fine European art from ancient times to the end of the Baroque Era. Collections feature great emphasis from the 14th to 18th century, and pieces by famous artists such as Rembrandt and Goya can be viewed. Also on the first floor includes the well known figure of van Heemshreck – The Tearful Bride.
Boleslav II was responsible for establishing the building in 973 and this was Bohemia’s very first convent. It contains old art collections of Baroque and Renaissance art of the 17th and 18th century. The convent now also accommodates a branch of the National Gallery and includes Mannerism artists of the court of Rudolf II.
This is Prague’s oldest existing Gothic building. It is now used as a National Gallery containing Czech and central European medieval Art.
Also 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).
The palace is used as part of the National gallery exhibiting temporary Czech art from the 17th-20th century. It was from here that Klement Gottwald announced communist rule in Czechoslovakia.
This is also known as the Veletrzini Palace and is a huge building with four floors, which was established in 1928. It has a collection of modern and contemporary arts. It hosts permanent exhibitions of 19th and 20th century French art, Czech art 1960-1995 and 20th century European art.
This was converted into a Baroque chateau in 1784. It now exhibits the National Gallery’s permanent assortment of Asian Art from China, India, Southeast Asia, Tibet and the Far East.
This is located at the eastern part of Wallenstein garden and hosts short-term exhibitions of modern art.
This is a 17th century baroque palace and the Prague City Gallery’s exhibition is held here. It features modern Czech sculpture and 19th century Czech paintings. There is also a presentation about the history of wine making.
This Renaissance house is also part of the Prague City Gallery, exhibiting an excellent assortment of 20th century Czech art.
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.
This medieval building is located next to the Kinsky Palace. It hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and also features musical events in its beautiful Gothic chapels.
Located in one of Strahov Monestary’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.
This exhibition is featured in three Romanesque and Gothic buildings, with superb architecture. Short term displays are held of 20th century and contemporary art.
Address: Husova 19-21 via metro Staromestska.
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm, every day except Mondays