The wealth of Prague does not only consist of palaces, churches, and impressive gardens. You can also find artworks of incalculable value housed in dozens of galleries and museums. Discover an amazing cultural heritage constituted by paintings made by medieval virtuosos, elegant Baroque statues, renaissance jewels as well as contemporary treasures.
Národní Museum is the most important of the Czech capital. It is located in one of the most symbolic neo-renaissance styled buildings of the city. It was built by Josef Schulz between 1885 and 1891. It holds temporary exhibitions of contemporary artwork made by some of the best representatives of the country.
However, in terms of Art Nouveau, the best place to appreciate it is the Mucha museum. It is located in the Baroque Kaunický Palace. It has been named after the painter and decorator whose work and life are exposed here.
The museum offers books of sketches, decorative panels, oil paintings, posters and pieces in three dimensions. The exhibitions include all the modalities of the work of Alphonse Mucha, in addition to a reconstruction of the studio he had in Paris. This is the ideal gallery for the delight of contemporary art lovers.
One of the most picturesque buildings of the city is the Kampa Museum. It houses the most dynamic modern art foundation of the city. It has been renovated with sobriety and elegance and it is open to the neighborhood though its large windows and terraces adorned with contemporary sculptures.
The most prestigious component of the collection of this gallery features works of František Kupka, an avant-garde Czech painter and pioneer of abstraction. They are part of a single permanent exhibition along with the work of Otto Gutfreund, one of the most influential sculptors of the country in the 20th century. The museum also organizes periodically temporary expositions in cooperation with representatives of the contemporary art of Central Europe.