Ljubljana
MGML

Exhibitions

Current Bezigrad Gallery 2
Paintings, sculptures and prints
Lojze Spacal (1907–2000): From the Littoral and the Karst Region
30. 12. 2019–8. 2. 2020
Lojze Spacal (1907–2000), is world-renowned and recognised as a graphics artist and is counted among the most important Slovenian artists of the 20th century. His retrospective exhibition, part of the series of historical and commemorative exhibitions at the Bežigrad Gallery will present paintings, sculptures, and prints from Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Javni zavod Komenski Kras, Štanjel and private collections made in the period between 1945 and 1995.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
The history of the exploration of Emona goes back several centuries and is full of thrills and exciting finds, of things forgotten and rediscovered.
The first major excavations of Emona Archaeology from a historical perspective
17. 12. 2019–23. 2. 2020
Major restoration works carried out in Ljubljana over the last two decades, along with the rescue excavations that accompanied them, have again put Emona, our capital’s Roman predecessor, in the spotlight. Once more we have seen that almost everywhere in Ljubljana we have Roman remains beneath our feet.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
A major exhibition about the achievements of the Early Modern Period in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON. From Protestantism to Enlightenment (1500–1800)
14. 11. 2019–30. 8. 2020
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.
Current Jakopič Gallery
Jaka Babnik: Pygmalion
22. 10. 2019–26. 1. 2020
Each of the objects or their photographic images exhibited has a very specific symbolic value that can only be recognised within the context it has been taken from: Tacitus’ Germania, an ex-voto figure from the Church of the Mother of God at Mount Brinjeva gora, Tina Maze’s Olympic gold medal, a silicone breast implant, a voting box from the 1990 referendum or a tiny fragment of the Berlin Wall, to mention just a few.
Current Plečnik House
ZARADI ZANIMANJA PODALJŠANO ZA EN TEDEN
Plečnik’s Unrealised Projects for Ljubljana
18. 10. 2019–2. 2. 2020
The exhibition will unveil how would the city look if Plečnik was able to realise four major metropolitan projects for Ljubljana: New Town Hall, Butchers’ Bridge, monumental octagon with an impressive tower on the Castle Hill and Cathedral of Freedom in Tivoli Park.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Find your own favourite period in Ljubljana’s history!
Ljubljana. History. City.
Permanent exhibition
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!
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Oton Župančič Memorial Collection
Permanent exhibition
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.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Tobacco Museum
Permanent exhibition
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.
Current Plečnik House
a pearl of Slovenian cultural heritage of 20th century
Plečnik House with a permanent 'Plečnik' exhibition
Permanent exhibition
“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.
Upcoming Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Bojan Fajfrić The Void
30. 1. 2020–13. 3. 2020
Bojan Fajfrić’s exhibition The Void conveys a specific manner of viewing history by conflating personal memories, collective historical consciousness and the inevitable events, while the use of non-linear timeline in his videos and films often turns them into speculative history.
Upcoming Bezigrad Gallery 1
Drawings, prints and paintings 1977–1980
Živko Marúšič Drawing neraer
5. 2. 2020–6. 3. 2020
The exhibition presents some of Marúšić’s less known works from the 1977s. During this period, the artist worked on drawing and painting images, which were based on zooming in and out as perceived by a camera lens. Particular to these works is a bird’s eye view, in which human figures and street objects create the impression of a tranquil levitation.
Upcoming City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
retrospective exhibition
Vlado Martek Exhibition with Many Titles
6. 2. 2020–5. 4. 2020
Art Mon AmourThis Poetry is Better than Ideal PoetryExhibition with a FlawLooking at My Gaze
Upcoming Plečnik House
HISTORY OF THE FUTURE
Archetypes of Plečnik's Architecture
7. 2. 2020–10. 5. 2020
Razstava predstavlja serijo fotografij, aksonometričnih risb in abstraktnih modelov iz lesa, epoksidne smole in mavca – t.i. »praelementov«, v katerih so strnjene ideje izbranih Plečnikovih arhitektur. S praelementi so študenti ustvarili bogat arhitekturni vokabular, s pomočjo katerega so snovali nove seminarske projekte različnih meril.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Ljubljana Bows to Slovenia IV
COUNTER:MOVEMENT / GEGEN:BEWEGUNG
11. 2. 2020–15. 3. 2020
Exhibition of contemporary artistic positions in Carinthia, selected by the Klagenfurt University Cultural Centre – the Universitätskulturzentrum UNIKUM.
Upcoming Jakopič Gallery
Vision 20/20: Contemporary Indonesian Photography
3. 3. 2020–31. 5. 2020
Following a hugely successful exhibition of works by an Iraqi photographer (Over my Eyes: Stories of Iraq, 2018/19), we have introduced a new direction in the programme of the Jakopič Gallery to establish a non-Europocentric view of the contemporary world photography. 
Upcoming City Museum of Ljubljana
Slikar Andrej Herrlein (okoli 1739–1817) je bil pomemben ljubljanski portretist srednjega sloja meščanov.
Poznobaročni slikar Herrlein
25. 3. 2020–8. 9. 2020
Mestni muzej Ljubljana hrani obsežno zbirko portretov, ki so delo Andreja Herrleina.
Upcoming Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Viktor Bernik
26. 3. 2020–15. 5. 2020
Relating to the specific spatial features of the Tobacco Gallery, Bernik’s exhibition will investigate intersections between art and everyday life in the artist’s characteristic style as well as address the issue of social space and the ways in which art can enter it. The visual artist from Ljubljana, Viktor Bernik (1971) graduated from painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1998 under the mentorship of Metka Krašovec and Bojan Gorenc. Under Gorenc’s supervision, he also completed his specialization.