If you are interested in fine art, Prague is definitely the place to go. There are dozens of galleries, both national and private, which regularly organise exhibitions. You just need to pick the style and period of art you want to see.
Prague City Gallery
The Prague City Gallery is one of the most significant galleries in the Czech Republic. Its exhibition activities mainly focus on modern and contemporary art. It collects, protects and professionally curates art collections of the City of Prague.
The PCG currently holds exhibitions in seven buildings: The Stone Bell House, The Golden Ring House, The Municipal Library of Prague – 2nd floor, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, The House of Photography, Villa Bílek, Troja Château and František Bílek’s House in Chýnov.
National Gallery in Prague
The National Gallery in Prague collects, registers, permanently maintains, professionally processes and makes paintings, sculptures and graphic art publicly available, as well as works of the genre known as new media of both domestic and foreign origin and conducts research about them.
The National Gallery in Prague has several buildings: Kinský Palace, The Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia, Trade Fair Palace, Schwarzenberg Palace, Salm Palace and Sternberg Palace.
You must pay to gain admission to both the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the National Gallery in Prague.
DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art
The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art is a multi-functional space created thanks to a private initiative involving the reconstruction of a former factory in Prague’s Holešovice district. Through exhibitions of contemporary international and Czech art, DOX explores contemporary topics and further develops discussion on them through various accompanying formats and events for the general public, ranging from conferences and panel discussions to film screenings, interactive workshops and public happenings. Another important aspect of the centre’s work are the educational programmes for primary and secondary school students, emphasizing development of critical thinking. DOX also offers programmes for children.
The National Museum houses a large number of collections related to Prague’s history. The largest one is the archaeological collection. The museum is composed of fourteen buildings, five of which are cultural monuments and another five are national cultural monuments. Apart from Langweil’s unique model of Prague and Mánes’ original calendar plate of the Old Town Astronomical Clock, there are also many other significant historical objects. The National Museum organises accompanying programmes for exhibitions, specialised workshops, and guided exhibition tours for the public, as well as lessons for schools. The museum is also responsible for six of the most popular Prague towers, including the Petřín Lookout Tower and Mirror Maze. Modern architecture is also represented among the buildings owned by the museum such as Villa Müller, Villa Rothmayer, and the Norbertov Study and Documentation Centre.