Museums and Galleries in Prague

Europe is known for many wonderful things. One of the most impressive characteristics of the continent of Europe is the over abundance of art galleries and museums. Every city absolutely pulsates with them; primary sources of history captured on a piece of canvas or carved in stone, priceless artifacts left for the public to devour and decipher in order to teach us the lessons of the artists’ pasts and our delicate future. For a long time Western Europe was the coveted destination for connoisseurs of art, students seeking an education in art history, or the eager tourist looking for that perfect replica of the Mona Lisa to hang above their mantelpiece or a naked David to place in their garden. This is no longer true. Pack your bags and head east! Central and Eastern Europe are full of exciting museums and galleries just waiting to be lovingly explored. And while the Western museums and galleries house the works of art featuring household names, Eastern museums and galleries host household names as well but also have something the galleries in Western Europe simply don’t have; a visual history of their specific past, showcasing many contemporary pieces which scream the truth, and sometimes nostalgia behind the past trials and horrors of the Iron Curtain. There is one city in particular that deserves undivided attention concerning its museums, and that is Prague. A destination long deemed ‘exotic,’ even ‘dangerous’ by some, is now one of Europe’s top destinations filled with preserved architectural gems and a variety of Prague museums worth writing home about. With art galleries in Prague opening left and right, this city is on the cusp of something big. Get here before it explodes, and to warn you, it is very close, as Prague is no longer Europe’s best-kept secret concerning museums and galleries. Have a look at our recommended Prague museums and galleries listed below where you can find complete descriptions, photos, contact information and maps that represent all of the museums and galleries in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

  • Prague Museums and Galleries Prague Museums and Galleries

    The city of Prague is one of Europe’s top destinations filled with preserved architectural gems and a variety of Prague museums and galleries worth writing home about. With art galleries in Prague opening left and right, especially in former industrial areas throughout the city, the city of one hundred spires is on the cusp of something big. Get to Prague before it explodes, and to warn you, it is very close, as Prague is no longer Europe’s best-kept secret concerning museums and galleries. Have a look the Prague museums and galleries listed below where you can find complete descriptions, photos,...

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  • National Museum | Main Museum Building The Collections of the National Museum

    The biggest museum complex in the Czech Republic is the National Museum. With over 10 buildings, some of which are situated outside of the capital city of Prague, the museum boasts millions of interesting artifacts and unique objects from the past. The objective of the museum is to further develop national identity within the Czech lands, the continent of Europe, and the world itself. The impressive collection covers areas of botany, entomology, zoology, anthropology, archeology, mycology, paleontology, and mineralogy. The collections range from natural science to specific fields of sociology. Below you will find all of the buildings housing the...

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  • National Gallery in Prague | Gustav Klimt The Collections of the National Gallery

    The National Gallery displays its wonderful collection of art dating from medieval times to the 21st century in eight unique locations, locations ranging from old renovated palaces and convents to functionalist buildings. Each house showcases an extensive priceless permanent collection, displayed to enhance the Czech and Central European culture through beautiful visual aids. The history of the Czech National Gallery started in 1796 when a group of Czech nobles and middle class intellectuals, titled The Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts, were determined to heighten the disintegrated appreciation of ascetics in the local community. The Society established the Academy...

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  • Modern and Contemporary Art | Prague | Kupka Modern and Contemporary Art

    The city of Prague features various modern, postmodern and contemporary installations, private gallery openings and fine museums to feed your need of the Modern. The Veletrzni Palace, part of the National Gallery of Prague, was once destined to outdo the Pompidou Center in Paris in sheer size and cultural power; this is a good example that Prague was and is ready to accept the Modern, even embrace it. Historically, Prague has had a strong background in Modernism, displayed by the avant-garde movement of The Eight (Osma), Emil Filla, Bedrich Feigl, Max Horb, Bohumil Kubista, Otakar Kubin, Emil Pittermann Longen, Willi...

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  • City Gallery Prague | Museums and Galleries City Gallery Prague

    Founded in 1963, the City Gallery Prague is the second most important institution for art after the National Gallery in Prague. The City Gallery Prague is responsible for collecting, preserving and displaying Czech art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Today after almost 50 years of its existence the City Gallery Prague owns approximately 14,530 pieces of artwork. The City Gallery Prague has also been responsible for over 650 exhibitions throughout the city in such venues as the Stone Bell House, the Golden Ring House, Bilek’s Villa, Troja Chateau and the Municipal Library. All of the City Gallery Prague...

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