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Exhibitions

Current Bezigrad Gallery 1
Lučka Šparovec
Drawings, paintings and objects 2016–2018
Lučka Šparovec Love is Blue
16. 9. 2020–22. 10. 2020

The artist’s artworks can be summarised with one word – integration. The lines and surfaces of her works are integrated into a new art world, one that is distinct of the artist’s life. Integration and never overlapping should be the essence of this world and beyond, where art enhances the meaning of life. This is exactly what the artworks of Lučka Šparovec are and what they depict.


Current Match Gallery
Tony Oursler: Experimentum crucis
Tony Oursler: Experimentum crucis
9. 9. 2020–25. 10. 2020

The exhibition consists of three projects by acclaimed American artist Tony Oursler: multimedia installation Phase Trans (2019), Eclipse (2019), a series of outdoor projections that merge the natural world with human narrative, and Imponderable Digital Archive (2016-20) which represents a selection of more than 1,000 images from the artist’s archive. 

Current Bezigrad Gallery 2
Sandi Červek
Sandi Červek Paintings 2018-2020
3. 9. 2020–15. 10. 2020

The exhibition focuses on the presentation of the painter’s lesser-known works, which depict his personal geometrical expressions. The artist is marked by various creative periods – from his early beginnings when he was creating a material world to monochromatic black paintings, which are the highlight of his oeuvre, and to his last, lesser-known, period, exemplified by the artist’s handwriting with distinct individual geometrical forms concentrated on a single painting image.

Current City Art Gallery Ljubljana
Living object
Group exhibition
Living object
2. 9. 2020–1. 11. 2020

Artists presented at the exhibition: Špela Petrič, Maja Smrekar, Saša Spačal, Robertina Šebjanič, Polona Tratnik. As modern technologies penetrate all pores of our lives, societies and cultures, the consequences of the accelerating trend of (bio)technological manipulation make us question not only human nature but also the nature of human relationships with animals, plants and other living entities.

Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Archaeological park Emona
Archaeological park Emona
1. 7. 2020–30. 9. 2020

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. 

Current Plečnik House
Plečnik's Market
Plečnik's Market The Treasure of Hidden Details
6. 6. 2020–11. 10. 2020

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.

Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
16. 5. 2020–18. 10. 2020

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.

Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Koronaprojekt
Koronaprojekt Čim prej korono v muzej!
30. 3. 2020–31. 12. 2020

Mestni muzej Ljubljana prosi za vtise, fotografije, posnetke in predmete iz vašega novega vsakdanjika v času korona pandemije in #ostanidoma evforije.

Current Jakopič Gallery
Vision 20/20: Community. Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography
Vision 20/20: Community. Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography
17. 3. 2020–4. 10. 2020

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. 

Current City Museum of Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON.
A major exhibition about the achievements of the Early Modern Period in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON. From Protestantism to Enlightenment (1500–1800)
14. 11. 2019–31. 10. 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 City Museum of Ljubljana
Ljubljana. History. City.
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
Tobacco Museum
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
Plečnik House with a permanent 'Plečnik' exhibition
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 City Museum of Ljubljana
Upcoming Cultural Centre Tobačna 001
Arjan Pregl
Arjan Pregl Childlike paintings
24. 9. 2020–6. 11. 2020


Certain contemporary artistic approaches and practices, especially those in which echoes of high modernism can be discerned, are sometimes described in terms of transcendental illustrations of “repressed meaning”. Such use of the notion of the unconscious in the field of the visual arts may also be seen as controversial, raising questions of what is concealed and allowing interpretive pirouettes and theories revolving around the sublime and the abstract.

Upcoming Plečnik House
Finžgar and Plečnik
Exhibition about friendship
Finžgar and Plečnik
16. 10. 2020–24. 1. 2021

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.

Upcoming Match Gallery
Leave it
Leave it
10. 11. 2020–10. 1. 2021

An exhibition of archive photographs on the topic of censorship in press photography covering a wide array of themes.

Upcoming City Art Gallery Ljubljana
Dragica Čadež
solo exhibition
Dragica Čadež
19. 11. 2020–10. 1. 2021

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.

Upcoming City Museum of Ljubljana
Late baroque painter Herrlein
Portraitist of Ljubljana's middle-class
Late baroque painter Herrlein
19. 11. 2020–8. 2. 2021

The City Museum of Ljubljana is the custodian of a vast collection of portraits, works by Andrej Herrlein (1738–1817).

Upcoming Cultural Centre Tobačna 001
Maja Smrekar
Maja Smrekar
26. 11. 2020–4. 1. 2021

Maja Smrekar (1976) graduated from sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where she also completed her Master’s degree at the Department of Video and New Media. In her work, she thematizes radical social changes caused by using new technologies. In the Tobacco Gallery, she will present her latest project, in which she will address the question of what artificial intelligence can learn from dogs.

Upcoming Jakopič Gallery
Slovenian Press Photography
Slovenian Press Photography
1. 12. 2020–25. 4. 2021

In cooperation with the Social Communication Research Centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Membrana Institute for Research, Education and Cultural Activities, and the National Museum of Contemporary History the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana is developing a theoretical and exhibition project on Slovenian press photography.

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