The Jakopič Gallery is also characterised by its location under the Slovenska cesta, which contributes to the specificity of the exhibition space; it is somewhat dark, but that is why it is mystical, with hidden corners that invite the visitor to explore.
Interestingly, the gallery is located on the site of a Roman basilica, the central building of Roman Emona, which stood 2000 years ago, and above it, on the site of the former Forum, the residential neighbourhood of Ferant's Garden was built in the 20th century, according to a plan by the architect Edvard Ravnikar - whose 30th anniversary of death is also commemorated in 2023.
It is a gallery space with an unbroken continuity of exhibition activities since the first opening of the Rihard Jakopič Fine Art Gallery in 1979. At the time of Slovenia's independence, the exhibition space came under the auspices of the Museum of Architecture Ljubljana under the new name of Jakopič Gallery, which operated until 2008, when it underwent a renewed change in management (MGML), name (in slovene Galerija Jakopič), programme and exhibition vision.
For 15 years now, heritage and present-day creativity in dialogue give rise to new inspiration at the Jakopič Gallery, and on that we have been building high-quality and cutting-edge exhibition programmes for our visitors, sometimes with an element of the unexpected.