We have been a stable partner of Czech art and culture for a long time. We fell honoured to support the best in their respective fields. We truly appreciate National Gallery Prague’s work and believe that, through our partnership, we can bring the world of art closer to the public.
One example of our partnership with National Gallery Prague is the original Empathy Award competition intended to recognise creative projects transcending visual art with their social and environmental impacts. Artistic installations of the 2021 winners, Romana Drdová and Lenka Záhorková, were displayed in the Small Hall of the Trade Fair Palace for several months.
About our partner
National Gallery Prague is a state-owned organisation that manages the largest visual art collections in the Czech Republic. This second oldest European gallery, after the Louvre, is one of the most prominent art galleries in Europe. Its collections comprise many masterpieces of Czech and the world’s visual art, which are displayed in beautiful historical buildings: The Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, the Kinsky Palace, the Salm Palace, the Schwarzenberg Palace, the Sternberg Palace, the Waldstein Riding School, and the Trade Fair Palace.
Discount for our clients
We have a special 20% discount for you to enhance your enjoyment of visiting the gallery. The discount applies to admission tickets for all National Gallery Prague exhibitions and permanent displays. It is enough to be a KB payment card holder to obtain the discount.
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The 1918–1938: First Czechoslovak Republic exhibition
Trade Fair Palace
The 1918–1938: First Czechoslovak Republic exhibition installed in the Trade Fair Palace was created on the occasion of Czechoslovakia’s 100th anniversary. It shows the young country’s rich creative activities and artistic operation between 1918 and 1938. In addition to paintings and sculptures of prominent Czech, Slovak, Czech-German and Carpathian-Russian artists (Václav Špála, Josef Čapek, Jindřich Štyrský, Toyen, August Brӧmse, Maxim Kopf, Wenzel Hablik, etc.), the exhibition also includes artworks from the renowned French collection (Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and others) that the Czechoslovak state acquired, a short time after its establishment, during the 1920s and 1930s.
The exhibition is not limited to visual art only; it features an interdisciplinary span, presenting also other cultural and artistic achievements in the First Czechoslovak Republic, such as books and their illustrations, design, applied graphic design, etc.
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The 1796–1918: Art of the Long Century exhibition
Trade Fair Palace
The 1796–1918: Art of the Long Century exhibition in the Trade Fair Palace interconnects Czech and international art. It presents, for example, Gustav Klimt’s famous Maiden and Egon Schiele’s, Edvard Munch’s, Paul Gauguin’s, Vincent van Gogh’s, and Pablo Picasso’s works. The assortment includes more than 450 works by 150 artists in three main chapters: Mankind, The World, and Ideas. In addition to paintings, it also offers the art of sculpture. Free-standing sculptures accompany paintings. Public sculptures form a separate section paraphrasing the three basic themes in the Architecture, Monument, and Tombstone subsections, in line with the selected approach and subject to the availability of the exhibits.
The objective of the exhibition is to showcase the major achievements of the Czech and European (in particular French) world of art, which are owned by National Gallery Prague, ranging from self-portraits, and family and official portraits, to paintings portraying life in cities, cafés, and boulevards, to romantic landscapes and realistic renditions. It also includes works with historical, religious, and mythological themes. Consequently, works created in very different periods and using very different visual techniques can be seen side by side. It may even be striking, and for Czech visitors quite surprising, how seemingly completely different paintings may end up next to each other, such as the delightfully romantically realistic Josephine by Czech painter Mánes next to Picasso’s raw and crushing Female Nude in Cubism style.
Looking back at the most successful exhibitions in NGP
The Buddha Up Close
This exhibition will show you the history of Buddhist art and Buddha Shakyamuni himself. You will learn about his teachings and how Buddhism made its way from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, China, Tibet, Japan, and other regions.
Waldstein Riding School until 24 April 2022
Who was Buddha Shakyamuni?
The introductory section of The Buddha Up Close exhibition will highlight the diverse forms in which artists in the regions to which his teachings had spread depicted the founder of Buddhism. Then follow works inspired by legends from Buddha’s life and those outlining the main directions of Buddhism.
This exhibition will take you on a spectacular journey through the world of art forgeries. You will learn about how, when, and for what purpose replicas, copies, imitations, and forgeries can be created and how they differ. You will see forgeries emulating the style of the Dutch Old Masters of the 17th century as well as fake works allegedly by prominent Czech painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Sternberg Palace until 1 May 2022
The screen has recently become something that we hold in our hands most often, and so modern technology has crept very deep into our privacy. Therefore, the exhibition offers answers to the question of how, following the virtual experience reinforced by the pandemic situation, our concept of privacy and intimacy has changed and what effect technology has on interpersonal relationships.
Trade Fair Palace until 10 July 2022