05 Jul 2011

Bratislava City Gallery

The Bratislava City Gallery aims to collect works of art, as well as study, restore and conserve our collections, while encouraging the widest possible access to these cultural treasures through expositions and cultural and educational activities.

The collection of old masters works consists of paintings and sculptures from the Gothic period (the oldest work in the collection is the sculpture of Madonna of Vajnory, ca 1320) to the late 19th century. Most of the works represented in the collection are of Central European provenience, with enphasis on Bratislava circle from the Baroque period and the 19th century. The collection of Baroque art presents works by artists such as Jozef Kurtz, Paul Troger, Daniel Schmidely, Franz Anton Palko, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, or Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. The collection of old masters paintings and sculptures also includes a unique set of six English tapestries from the 17th century, depicting the story of a tragic love of Hero and Leander.

Education programmes – guided tours, animations and creative workshops – take place in the historical premises of Pálffy Palace and Mirbach Palace. They are intended for all types of nursery, primary and secondary schools, universities and interest groups. The ambition of programmes is to enable the visitors to get in touch with the world of art through personal experience and enhance the creative thinking and skills of children and young people.

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