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Gallery Rudolfinum


Alšovo nábřeží 12, 110 00 Praha 1, Česká republika
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The Galerie Rudolfinum (part of The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague) is a state non-profit institution directed and financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and has its seat in the reconstructed building of Prague Rudolfinum, together with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.


J. Zítek and J. Schulz, architects of the National Theatre in Prague, designed the representative neo-renaissance building of the Rudolfinum, completed in 1884, to house both a concert hall and a gallery. Located in the vicinity of the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Faculty of Philosophy, and the Academy of Decorative Arts, on the edge of the historical city districts Old Town and Lesser Town, it is a natural centre of cultural life in Prague.


Galerie Rudolfinum started its activities in the renewed premises of the Rudolfinum building on 1 January 1994. Within the few years of its operation, Galerie Rudolfinum has acquired a firm position on Czech art scene. Focusing on contemporary art with occasional excursions into periods more distant in history, searching for new and often unexpected connections in the work of well known or even famous artists as well as young, emerging ones, and presenting the international art scene in both individual and collective projects,


Galerie Rudolfinum has been making a successful contribution to the recent exhibition program not only in Prague, but in the whole Czech Republic. The gallery’s exclusive orientation on temporary exhibitions (the gallery has no collection of its own), which provides background for a wide range of accompanying programmes, makes it possible to develop several main themes in its program at once. Currently about a thousand and five hundred square metres of exhibition area are available in the gallery. A large-scale architectural concept of exhibition halls illuminated day-light passing through glassed ceilings has been recently amended by the possibility of darkening the halls and by various forms of artificial lighting.


In the Galerie Rudolfinum, contemporary art meets the neo-renaissance architecture of the historical building. The connection of visual art with music and other art disciplines offers an unusually wide range of possibilities to experience art and culture. The Neo-Renaissance building of Prague Rudolfinum has not yet been duly appreciated in the history of European architecture in spite of the fact that this building got ahead of others of the kind by almost a century by its design as a multi-purpose cultural center.

Opening hours

Tuesday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 10:00-18:00
Thursday 10:00-20:00
Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00


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