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Prague City Gallery at the Municipal Library, Prague

Prague City Gallery at the Municipal Library, Prague

Not all the buildings in Prague are ancient and among the more modern ones that are worth visiting is the Municipal Library on Marianské Square which houses a part of the Prague City Gallery.

Built between 1925 and 1928 by the architect Frantisek Roith the building isn’t only a library, but also a place for adult education, concerts and exhibitions. Here Prague citizens and visitors alike have access to books, DVD’s CD’s and the Internet, either on the library’s computers or by WIFI. The eastern wing, extensively decorated in Art Deco, is the official flat of the Mayor of Prague.

Above the main entrance of the library you will see fine statues by the Cubist sculptor Ladislav Kofranek and the ceiling of the vast central hall displays an intricate ornamental geometric decoration by Frantisek Kysela, the famous Czech painter and graphic designer.

After extensive restoration in 1994 a part of the Prague City Gallery was installed on the 2nd floor of the library. A new entrance to the gallery was created in 1996 by Valdo Munic.

The gallery has no permanent exposition of its own and holds temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

Opening hours: Monday: 1 pm - 8 pm; Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 1 pm - 6 pm.

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Sight Name: Prague City Gallery at the Municipal Library
Sight Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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