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Croatian Museum of Naive Art

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Address: Sv. Cirila i Metoda 3,, Zagreb, Croatia
Phone Number: +385-0-485-1911
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Jewel of a museum with very specific focus

If you are travelling to Zagreb, the excellent Croatian Museum of Naïve Art should not be missed. The museum is tiny -- 4-5 rooms -- and focuses on a handful of artists active in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are travelling to Zagreb, the excellent Croatian Museum of Naïve Art should not be missed. The museum is tiny -- 4-5 rooms -- and focuses on a handful of artists active in this specific artistic movement. A simple but helpful brochure walks you through the artist's distinct styles. There is also a small Naïve Art museum in Dubrovnik,... More 

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paris, france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very pleasant little museum in the old-town Zagreb, with the local naive-art period on show. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Worth the detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Small but superb collection of art from the naive movement. Didn't know much about it before but I was impressed. You can buy nice postcards after the visit of almost all of the works.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm glad I went here because I learned what Naive Art really is, and how the painting on glass works (the artist has to paint backwards, with the foreground first), which is amazing. However, in Zagreb are many galleries with naive art that you can look at (and buy). I'd suggest reading about Naive Art, and then visiting all the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Small museum with beautiful and very special artworks! The museum has great suvenirshop, which is very cheap. Employees are kind and friendly!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've always enjoyed Naïve art but this is the first time I've come across a gallery dedicated to it. Thoroughly enjoyed it - many pictures are oil on glass which makes them very vibrant. If you like Naïve art I thoroughly recommend.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Rick Steves highly recommends this museum and I am so glad that I followed his advice. This museum can be tackled in 30-45 minutes. Perfect for a taste of art that is purely Croatian. The ticket desk will provide a nice color guide to the museum (in multiple languages) which highlights the more significant art works. Wonderfully air-conditioned, it is... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I loved my one hour in this museum. It was all new information to me. I had never heard of "naive" art before and actually thought it was a misspelling of "native". Glad I was wrong. The paintings that most impressed me were the ones done on glass - and the back of the glass so they had to paint... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited as a part of a guided tour through the city and were much impressed. It provides a great way to experience some art work that would not otherwise be noted. While the subject matter is somewhat repetitious, the reverse painting on glass technique is worth inspection and admiration. That process was widely used in 19th century America for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I had no idea what kind of paintings were considered Naive art before I went, so I was really surprised to see how beautiful some of the paintings were. Lots of colors and interesting subjects. But what really helped make the museum fascinating for me, was the help of one of the workers there. She walked around with me and... More 

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