Josef Václav Myslbek (20 June 1848–2 June 1922), a leading figure of nineteenth-century Czech sculpture and a teacher at both the School of Decorative Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, died one hundred years ago.
The French landscape painter Théodore Rousseau was born 200 years ago. He was one of the first artists to leave the studio to paint his subjects en plein air in the middle of nature.
The painter Julius Mařák (1832–1899) was born in Litomyšl 190 years ago.
The painter Josefina Mařáková (1872–1907) was born in Vienna more than 150 years ago.
We at the National Gallery Prague would like to voice our support and express our solidarity with our Ukrainian colleagues and friends, their cultural institutions, as well as with all of Ukraine, its citizens, and anyone else who is affected by the unforgivable act of aggression that is currently underway.
Jan Preisler, one of the most eminent representatives of the generation of artists emerging on the scene in the 1890s, was born 150 years ago.
Thanks to the generous gift from the Lachaise Foundation, some of the works of Gaston Lachaise are now in the holdings of the National Gallery Prague. One sculpture and eight drawings are on view in the gallery’s online art collections.
Because of the high demand, we are extending the opening hours of the exhibition Toyen: The dreaming rebel in the Waldstein Riding School again. From June 19th, two more time-slots in which visitiors may reserve their entrance will be added - on Saturday and on Sunday from 7PM to 8.30PM. Ticket sale for these time-slots will be launched on June 15th both at the cashier of Waldstein Riding School and online.
On June 9th, the painter František Foltýn (1891 Královské Stachy – 1976 Brno) was born 130 years ago.
From 14 May to 21 November 2021, the National Gallery Prague hosts a major retrospective of the painter and illustrator Viktor Pivovarov. The exhibition covers the artist’s entire career, from his works created within Moscow’s unofficial art scene during the 1970s to his present artistic practice in Prague; some works of the latter period are exhibited for the first time.
The Czech painter and graphic artist František Matoušek (1901 Vysoké Mýto – 1961 Prague) was born 120 years ago.
The Czech Centres (CC) and the National Gallery present their joint project Highlights from the National Gallery Prague introducing selected works from the NGP collections in eleven videos.
April 12, 2021 will mark the 120th death anniversary of the artist Otakar Lebeda (1877 Prague – 1901 Malá Chuchle).
The French painter Georges Seurat (1859 Paris – 1891 Morlaix) died 130 years ago.
Virtual tour of the exhibition Rembrandt: Portrait of a Man
Take a look with us at the exhibition spaces together with their authors. The curators and educators of NGP will guide you through the current exhibitions.
The National Gallery Prague together with the Bohemian Heritage Fund prepared interactive virtual tours of selected permanent exhibitions of the National Gallery. The tours were technically processed by the VR_MUSASHI and Scan3D studios. They are accessible to viewers for free.
The temporarily appointed General Director Anne-Marie Nedoma will be replaced in office by Alicja Knast from 1/1 2021.
The National Gallery has decided to gradually mediate the temporarily closed exhibitions to visitors and art lovers who cannot see them at the moment with new online content. We direct our current activities to the public mainly to social media.
We kindly ask our visitors to wear face masks from 10/9 2020 at all indoor locations of National Gallery Prague. Thank you for understanding.
The retrospective exhibition of the painter Mikuláš Medek is among the most extensive shows at the National Gallery Prague. In addition to the Waldstein Riding School, which will present the autonomous part of Medek’s paintings from the beginning to the end of his career, Medek’s works for the churches in Jedovnice, Kotvrdovice, and Senetářov will be together exhibited in the Convent of Saint Agnes of Bohemia for the first time ever. Medek’s large works for Czechoslovak Airlines will be displayed in the Trade Fair Palace.
A long weekend is approaching with two public holidays on July 5 and 6. You can visit the gallery according to normal opening hours. We will be open for you on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, we are closed on Monday, but you can visit us again from Tuesday.
Great program of Anežka LIVE! the fourth summer season. In the gardens of the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia we will present acrobatic performances, yoga or Tai Chi sessions, author readings, discussions and a summer cinema. We start 30/6 2020 at 6 PM!
The members of the NGP Club of Friends have the opportunity to get their membership period extended at every open NGP ticket office: Kinsky Palace, Schwarzenberg Palace, Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia or Trade Fair Palace. They can enjoy the membership benefits two months longer (the same period the closure had lasted). The extension is provided to those members whose membership cards were valid at least until March 11th.
The gallery has a rich archive of works, which it constantly complements. NGP Online Collections can be found at sbirky.ngprague.cz. You can view the works from the comfort of your homes and explore their subtle nuances and details.
Take a look at our Youtube channel for a series of videos on the restoration of selected artworks from the permanent exhibitions Old Masters and 1796–1918: Art of the Long Century. With expert comments from NGP restorers!
The National Gallery Prague and the Bohemian Heritage Fund prepared together an interactive virtual tour of the exhibition 1796–1918: Art of the Long Century which includes some of the most important works in the collections of the Gallery. The virtual tour is free and can be accessed via our website.
We are online. Through new digital content, we strive to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. We adapt to the situation and direct our current activities to the public mainly to social media.
The Czech Ministry of Culture invites applications for the post of General Director of the NGP.