Top art museums and galleries in Ljubljana

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Ljubljana is the city of an exceptional artistic life. Its rich legacy is complemented by a lively contemporary art scene.

The National Gallery holds mainly older iconic works of art, such as works of Baroque artists, the Slovenian impressionists, and paintings of Ivana Kobilica and Zoran Mušič. The adjacent Museum of Modern Art represents artistic phenomena of 20th and 21st century, such as the constructivism of Avgust Černigoj, the monumental realism of Tone Kralj, and the avant-garde provocation of Neue Slowenische Kunst.

Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art © Dunja Wedam

The International Centre of Graphic Arts in Tivoli Park is known as the producer of the famous International Biennial of Graphic Arts since 1955. In the Museum of Contemporary Art (MSUM) Metelkova you meet Eastern European avant-garde artists, from Kazimir Malevič to Marina Abramović.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MSUM)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MSUM) © Dejan Habicht, Matija Pavlovec

The offer is rounded up by a number of smaller museums, galleries, and art places, where there is always something happening.

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