The Galerie Rudolfinum (part of The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague) started its activities on January 1, 1994 and is a state non-profit institution directed and financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. It is located in the back of the Rudolfinum.
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.
Galerie Rudolfinum's exclusive orientation on temporary exhibitions (the gallery has no collection of its own – runs on the princip Kunsthalle), which provides background for a wide range of accompanying programmes, makes it possible to develop several main themes in its program at once. Within the few years of its operation, Galerie Rudolfinum has acquired a firm position on Czech art scene.
Currently about a thousand and five hundred square metres of exhibition area are available in the gallery as well as Café Rudolfinum, shop and completely Wheelchair access. Director of the gallery is PhDr. Petr Nedoma.
Propaganda for Happines, Josef Váchal, Louise Bourgeois – Locus of Memory, Jürgen Klauke, Along the Frontier, Faces and Bodies of the Middle Kingdom, Angel, Angel - Legends of the Present, Kiki Smith: Sculptures, František Drtikol – Photographer, Painter, Mystic, Cindy Sherman – Retrospective, Nan Goldin – I’ll be your mirror, Nests of Games, Qiu Shihua - Landscapes, Ji?í David - The Glow, Michael Biberstein – Towards Silence, Reality Check, Czechoslovak socialist realism 1948 - 1958, A Strange Heaven – current Chinese photography, Czech photography 1840-1950, Ivan Pinkava – Heroes, Skála in Rudolfinum, Alén Diviš, Annelies Štrba, Václav Jirásek - Industria, Rineke Dijkstra – Portraits, Shomei Tomatsu – Skin of the Nation, Neo Rauch: Neue Rollen, Uncertain States of America, Gregory Crewdson, Gottfried Helnwein, Chinese Painting - Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo, Andy Warhol – Motion Pictures, Georg Baselitz – Paintings 1960-2008, Herbert Tobias, Decadence Now! Visions of Excess,
- Galerie Rudolfinum – official website of Galerie Rudolfinum
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- The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague – official website of The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
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