“A tower, a mule, me and the garden” – that is how Jože Plečnik imagined his life when he didn’t know yet that after Vienna and Prague his native Ljubljana would be his lifetime’s environment for his creative work.
How well do you know the rich history of Slovenian capital? Pile-dwellers, Emona, Middle and New Ages, the 20th and 21st centuries… what is the history of Ljubljana? Get to know Ljubljana's past - see the chronological presentation of Ljubljana’s millennia of heritage with precious authentic artefacts, like the world's oldest wooden wheel with an axle!
Vision 20/20 is part of a broader vision of Jakopič Gallery, which is to learn and give opportunities for learning. Learning about others, about them, but through them and through photography – about ourselves. We initiated it with last year’s exhibition of Iraqi photographers, which also emphasised different ways of seeing: Over My Eyes exposed a different Iraq than the one defined by war and war only.
The exhibition, filled with symbolism, presents two views of the artist's tale of humans. The emphasis is on the strongly contrasting stylised figures, which are merged and float in a white void. These are the messengers in an unknown ritual. The paintings of a larger format (200 x 110 cm) are dominated by red-coloured figures, while the second part of the exhibition presents preparatory paintings or concepts for sculptures, with an emphasis on black figures.
Our annual exhibition Book. Knowledge. Reason. presents the processes and events that encouraged and fostered the cultural and spiritual development in Ljubljana from the end of the 15th to the beginning of the 19th century – from humanism and Protestantism to the Enlightenment.
The exhibition presents a series of photographs, axonometric drawings, and abstract models made from wood, epoxy resin, and plaster – of the so-called “archetypes” in which students condensed the ideas from select examples of Plečnik’s architecture. With archetypes students created a rich architectural vocabulary that helped them form new projects of different scales.
The atmosphere of Župančič's rooms, his artistic work, and the objects accompanying him tell a story of both the artist and his time. Župančič’s literary oeuvre, in whose framework his last collection of poems Zimzelen pod snegom (The Evergreen beneath the Snow, 1945) is specially emphasised, encourages visitors to read the artist’s poems.
The Tobacco Museum – a collection of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and Tobačna Ljubljana – emerged 20 years ago from close co-operation between the tobacco factory and the City Museum of Ljubljana.
On Tuesday, 17 March 2020 in the Jakopič Gallery we virtually opened the exhibition of contemporary Indonesian engaged photography.
A new campaign by the City Art Gallery Ljubljana/MGML aims to support artists during the current crisis. At a time when fear looms larger than creativity, when panic exceeds inspiration and the bad news outweighs the good, the City Art ...
After a year of enthusiasm, hard work and international cooperation, we are proud to see the exhibition Vision 20/20: Community – Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography finalised and ready for our visitors. However, all public events in Slovenia have been cancelled ...
All locations of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana are closed for ALL VISITORS until further notice.
From pile dwellings to a green capital
In November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum publishes the »Atlas of Furniture Design«, a new comprehensive overview on the history of modern furniture design.