A special place in Ljubljana's history is reserved for Roman Emona, the traces of which have been preserved in the very centre of the city.
Welcome to a trail tracing the 2000-year-old heritage of Emona. A walk through modern Ljubljana can take you further than you think! It takes you to the time of Emona, a city brimming with life between the first century and early sixth century.
Artists presented at the exhibition: Viktor Bernik, Špela Čadež, Olja Grubić, Duša Jesih, Žiga Kariž, Gorazd Krnc, Arjan Pregl, Simona Semenič (in collaboration with Nada Žgank), Maja Smrekar, Miha Štrukelj, Sašo Vrabič
As World War I came to its end, the architect Jože Plečnik returned to Ljubljana from Prague with an idea on how to organise the area from the Kresija Palace to the Dragon Bridge.
Viktor Bernik’s creative output is endowed with two distinctive features: referencing social reality and the use of various formal solutions. Bernik takes on contemporary society with playfulness and humour, shifting back and forth between the fields of painting and those of drawing, video, graphics as well as spatial installation, intervention and events.
Ivan Cankar, a Slovenian author, playwright and essayist born in 1876 in Vrhnika, spent a few years of his life in Ljubljana. Having returned from Vienna to Ljubljana, he established himself on Rožnik Hill which today forms part of the Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib landscape park.
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.
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.
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!
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.
“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.
The exhibition presents recent productions of the ZKM | Hertz-Lab, a transdisciplinary research and development platform. The participating artists and researchers focus on the possibility of creation and design in the era of accelerated technological progress and digitalisation.
Artists presented at the exhibition: Špela Petrič, Maja Smrekar, Saša Spačal, Robertina Šebjanič, Polona Tratnik. A number of artists in Slovenia are successfully working at the intersection of art, science and technology.
Arjan Pregl is a representative of the generation of Slovenian painters born in the first half of the 1970s, who began to be active in the Slovenian art milieu after graduating in the late 1990s. Pregl graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1998 under the mentorship of Metka Krašovec and Bojan Gorenc, and continued his education by enrolling in two postgraduate studies – painting (2001, under the supervision of Bojan Gorenc) and graphic design (2004, under the supervision of Lojze Logar).
Fran Saleški Finžgar (1871–1962) served as the priest for the parish of Trnovo from 1918 to 1936. A deep friendship developed between him and Plečnik.
Academic sculptor Dragica Čadež is one of the first Slovenian artists to see sculpture as an open form, a form expanding into space, enabling viewers to not only journey along the sculpture but also through it. After the year 2000, she has focused her aesthetic exploration on works in clay.