History

The Moravian Gallery in Brno, the second largest art museum in the Czech Republic, is exceptional for the wide range of artistic disciplines it covers. It is the only institution in the coutry collecting visual art that is concerned with paintig, drawing, graphic art and sculptore - from the past and the present - as well as photography, applied art and design.

prazákův palác
The Pražák's Palace, seat of the Moravian Gallery administration

The Moravian Gallery in Brno is a research organisation whose main purpose is to carry out basic research, applied research or experimental development, and to disseminate their results by means of education, publications or transfer of technologies. Founded in Brno in 1961 by amalgamating the Museum of Aplied Arts and the Picture Gallery of the Moravian Museum, it is housed in three centrally located and architecturally impressive biuldings. 

The Moravian Gallery in Brno sets out to present visual culture from within the Czech Republic in a European context, both through permanent and temporary exhibitions. To achieve its goals it works together with a number of institutions at home and abroad and participates in international projects. At a global level the most renowned event organized by the Moravian Gallery in Brno is International Biennale of Graphic Design taking place here since 1963.

The temporary displays and permanent exhibitions are enriched by an accompanying programme of lectures, guided tours, workshops, concerts and performances created to suit the whole rostrum of visitors. Special attention is paid to children, whether visiting individually or as school groups.

A testimonial to museum's accessibility is a collection of art for the blind and poory sighted and related exhibition projects such as Possible Messages and Invisible Cause.

Moravian Gallery in Brno
Husova 18
662 26 Brno
Czech Republic

phone: +420 532 169 111
fax: +420 532 169 181
e-mail: info@moravska-galerie.cz

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