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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. 

On Tuesday 4 May, all buildings of the National Gallery Prague opened their doors again.

The National Gallery Prague will host a conference called “Collecting Asian Art in Prague: Cultural Politics and Transcontinental Networks in 20th-Century Central Europe” in Salm Palace from June 17th to June 18th 2021. The event is organized by NGP’s Collection of the Asian Art in a cooperation with the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), namely its project called “Patterns of Transregional Trails”.

April 12, 2021 will mark the 120th death anniversary of the artist Otakar Lebeda (1877 Prague ⁠–⁠ 1901 Malá Chuchle). 

Starting on 9 April 2021, the National Gallery Prague will host the outstanding oeuvre of one of the most important representatives of 20th art scene ⁠–⁠ Toyen

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.

Extensive exhibition Mikuláš Medek: Naked in a Thorn presented in three buildings of the National Gallery Prague ⁠–⁠⁠ Wallenstein Riding School, Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia and Trade Fair Palace, will be extended until Sunday 31/1 2021. The exhibition can be visited every Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Wednesdays until 8 pm.

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.

29/6 2020

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.

22/6 2020

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!

10/5 2020

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!

27/4 2020

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.

15/4 2020

The Czech Ministry of Culture invites applications for the post of General Director of the NGP.