Museums

Galerie Rudolfinum

Galerie Rudolfinum is a place where contemporary art meets the historic neo-renaissance architecture of the Rudolfinum building. The combination of visual arts with music and other art disciplines offers the possibility of extraordinary cultural experiences.

Galerie Rudolfinum is a state institution managed and financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Along with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, of which it is a part, the gallery is housed in Prague’s historic Rudolfinum building. The representative Neo-Renaissance building, generously designed as a concert hall and gallery, was built in 1884 by the architects of the National Theatre, Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz. In 1989-1992, the building underwent a major renovation that restored the original meaning and mission to the north, or exhibition, wing of the building. Its location in the vicinity of the Museum of Decorative Arts, Faculty of Philosophy and the Academy of Arts on the edge of Old Town and Malá strana (Little Quarter) makes Rudolfinum the natural cultural center of Prague.

Galerie Rudolfinum began its activities on the renovated premises on 1 January 1994. The programming is devoted to contemporary fine art with occasional glimpses of the past. An exclusive focus on exhibitions (the gallery does not have its own collections) and cooperation in the international context shapes Galerie Rudolfinum into an open communication environment, and other activities within exhibition projects contribute to this: issuing of catalogs and publications, organizing lectures, seminars and numerous accompanying programs, as well as music and film festivals. Educational work and lectures are also some of the other important components. The generously architecturally designed exhibition halls of the large gallery are complemented by the three halls of the small gallery, which are mainly suitable for intimate exhibitions and various other projects (e.g., screening, workshops and special installations).

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

T: +420 227 059 205
M: galerie@rudolfinum.org
W: Website

ADDRESS
Alšovo nábřeží 12

ESTABLISHED
1994
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life!
Considered one of the world’s most valued contemporary photographers, Juergen Teller presents “Enjoy...
15 Dec 2016 - 19 Mar 2017
Exhibitions
Krištof Kintera: Nervous Trees
This autumn, Galerie Rudolfinum will open the 100th exhibition since its founding in 1994. To mark this...
07 Sep 2017 - 26 Nov 2017