City Gallery Prague
The Old Town Hall belongs to one of the most renown Prague sights in the historical center. Since the first half of the 14th century, the town hall office had been situated in the corner burgher’s house with a tower. Currently the Old Town Hall is comprised of a building complex of several burghers’ houses, which acquired and rebuilt over the centuries.
Today the building complex serves as the representative space of the city and houses the collection of the City Gallery Prague, one of the most renowned galleries that focuses on modern and contemporary art and hosts photography exhibitions such as Czech Press Photo. It’s location in the Old Town Square make it undeniable the best accessible Prague gallery for the visitors, and it boasts the collection of over 200 paintings from 19th century. Its collection contains over 200 paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The collection offers works by the famous art nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, the representative of the naive movement Jan Zrzavý, or the abstract artist Emil Filla. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to another Czech Art Nouveau and Symbolist artist, František Bílek, a world-known sculptor and painter who combined modernism with religion, mystique and dark symbolism. You can see his work in a Prague villa, located in Prague 6, where he lived and created. His studio is on display too, which enables visitors to fully absorb his artistic vision.