Due to the measures against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, all NGP exhibition spaces are closed until further notice and the public programs are cancelled. The Archive and the Library are also closed.
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.
From 12/10 to 15/10 2020 2020, the online conference Art Education in the Time of Coronavirus takes place, which is also attended by educators from NGP. Lucie Štůlová Vobořilová and Hana Dočkalová will introduce their project called Zavalený pramen. Barbora Škaloudová and Ida Muráňová will then present the workshop The Art (Staying) at Home, which was created during quarantine in the spring of this year. Videos for the conference can also be found on our Youtube channel.
From January 1, 2021, the National Gallery Prague will have a new general director, Mrs. Alicja Knast. "This is very good news, both for the art-loving public and for the gallery's staff. She is an experienced manager who can connect people and at the same time has all the prerequisites to continue to move the National Gallery among institutions of truly international importance," comments the current director Anne-Marie Nedoma.
The National Gallery Prague closed exhibitions in all its buildings, cancels programs for the public and postpones the opening date of the Old Masters II exhibition. With regard to measures against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, all museum and gallery institutions will be closed from Monday 12 October 2020 until further notice, in accordance with a government decree.
The Leonardo Leonardo da Vinci – An Inspiring Genius exhibition in the graphic cabinet of the Schwarzenberg Palace extends its date until 22/11 2020. The exhibition can be visited every Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Wednesdays until 8 pm.
At the beginning of September, we opened the exhibition Mikuláš Medek: Naked in a Thorn. The retrospective, which is presented in three NGP buildings, has now undergone changes. From the exhibition, which includes over 150 works, 11 works were withdrawn from a private lender, of which one work from the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, one from the Trade Fair Palace, the others from the Wallenstein Riding School. We mutually agreed with the lender to withdraw the works, in accordance with the contract.
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.
On Tuesday, August 18, sculptor Kurt Gebauer will celebrate his 79th birthday. On this occasion, admission to the Kurt Gebauer exhibition will be free of charge. Two days later, on August 20, from 9.00 pm, the thematic Screening of the Film Band will take place on the rooftop of the Trade Fair Palace. The program is organized in cooperation with Biograf16 and will be in Czech.
National Gallery Prague will hold the long-awaited exhibition Rembrandt: Portrait of a Man whose opening was moved from this spring to September 25. It will be an extensive exhibition project presenting over 110 artworks from renowned local and foreign institutions and private collections as well as the only Rembrandt’s painting in the Czech Republic, Scholar in His Study, currently exhibited in the Schwarzenberg Palace as part of the Old Masters permanent exhibition.
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!
We continue to develop our visual communication in connection with our new graphic identity and are launching a new website. It was created in collaboration with the creative studio Brainz Disruptive.
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.