Galerie Rudolfinum Opens Artpark Today

An interactive new art gallery and educational center has plans to appeal to art lovers of all ages

Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas

Written by Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas Published on 07.09.2016 11:55:23 (updated on 07.09.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

An interactive new art space is due to open in the Galerie Rudolfinum later today. Located on the gallery’s ground floor next to the café, it represents, according to its founders, “an accessible approach to presenting the past and present of art.”

Galerie Rudolfinum spokesperson Martina Freitagová describes the educational center as “a unique creative space and 3D textbook of the visual arts where visitors encounter the questions people most frequently ask at museums and galleries, to which they receive comprehensible answers.” 

2016 © Galerie Rudolfinum / Photo: Studio Petrohrad
2016 © Galerie Rudolfinum / Photo: Studio Petrohrad

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The space, designed by Czech architect Zbyněk Baladrán, also features a large-scale mural by celebrated Czech comic strip artist David Kalika depicting the history of the gallery, considered among the finest in Central Europe since its opening in 1994 for showing a diverse line-up of modern artists from Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman. 

Artpark plans to host an ongoing series of workshops and activities for the general public (including family-friendly activities) based on themes related to current exhibits as well as talks with invited artists. 

2016 © Galerie Rudolfinum / Photo: Studio Petrohrad
2016 © Galerie Rudolfinum / Photo: Studio Petrohrad

The September 7 opening will take place at 17:00 in the Great Court of the Rudolfinum and will be followed by the opening of the exhibition LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD: A FILM AS ART.

In 2017 Galerie Rudolfinum will have its 100th exhibition (TBA) and will have by then been visited by 1.5 million people.

Artpark
Opening hours: daily except Monday from 10:00 to 18:00 
Admission is free 
Entrance is directly from the Great Hall

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