Modern and Contemporary Art

Prague has first-rate museums dedicated to Medieval and Classical art, but what about the more controversial Modern art? No need to worry; the city of Prague has various Modern art and Postmodern installations, private gallery openings and fine museums to feed your need of the Modern. Just take a look around as you stroll through this lovely city, certain areas covered in colorful graffiti even scream Modern art. The Veletrzni Palace, part of the National Gallery of Prague, was once destined to outdo the Pompidou Center in Paris in sheer size and cultural power; this is a good example that Prague was and is ready to accept the Modern, even embrace it. Historically, Prague has had a strong background in Modernism, displayed by the avant-garde movement of The Eight (Osma), Emil Filla, Bedrich Feigl, Max Horb, Bohumil Kubista, Otakar Kubin, Emil Pittermann Longen, Willy Nowak and Antonin Prochazka, as well as the Functionalist movement Devetsil, led by the prolific Karel Teige. This movement brought close ties with Western Europe, as Karel Teige endlessly invited famous artists to lecture and perform in Prague, figures such as Man Ray, Le Corbusier, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, and Andre Breton.

  • Dox | Prague Galleries | Exterior Dox Center for Contemporary Art

    This exciting new art gallery located in Holesovice is a breath of much needed fresh air for the city of Prague. Opening at the beginning of October of 2008, this large independent modern gallery wowed viewers with the opening exhibition titled Welcome to Capitalism, which featured a collection of paintings and installations by Jose Maria Cano, Michael Bielicky in collaboration with Kamila Richter, and Dirk Reinbold, Matej Kren and Jiri Hula in collaboration with Dominik Lang. The main collection was...

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  • Gagik Manoukian at his Gallery Gagik Manoukian's Gallery of Modern Art

    These two modern art gallery locations can be found in the center of Prague and exhibit works of art primarily by the Armenian painter Gagik Manoukian, as well as by other artists. Gagik Manoukian, whose paintings can be found in private collections and galleries in Europe and the United States, comes from Armenia and the roots of Armenian art and Armenian avant-garde are significantly reflected in his work. He has also been influenced by modern art, such as cubism, expressionism...

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  • Kampa Museum Bookstore & Gift Shop | Interior Kampa Museum Bookstore & Gift Shop

    Located in the Kampa Museum cultural complex you can find besides the world-class museum and restaurant, a comprehensive bookstore and gift shop selling products from the world of art, design and architecture to cherish for many years to come. The Kampa Museum bookstore and gift shop sells a variety of books including a large variety on Czech architecture and art throughout many important movements such as Cubism and Functionalism. The Kampa Museum shop sells books in Czech, English and French,...

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