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“Exhibition Nové Slovensko - a good choice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Slovak National Gallery (Slovenska narodna galeria)

Slovak National Gallery (Slovenska narodna galeria)
Riecna 1, Bratislava, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)
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Owner description: Located on the waterfront, this gallery features fine Slovak Gothic, baroque and twentieth-century art in addition to some old European art pieces.
Bratislava, Slovakia
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“Exhibition Nové Slovensko - a good choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This exhibition ends on January 15 2012 so if you are in Bratislava any time before that, you would not get wrong if you visit this exceptional exhibition in Esterhazy palace of the Slovak National Gallery - in the city centre. This is not a "alltogether" collection of old stuff that you may find in general city tourist museums. Gallery presents the best from the Slovak visual art from first half of 20th century. It explains and describes the change of the Slovak society and how it was difficult to establish "modern" lifestyle in that time rural Slovakia. Historical background was so different from neigboring and trend setting Austria (Vienna secession was only 50 km away but like thousands from rural Slovak areas) or industrial Czech Republic. You may see and experience, and thus understand, much more about Slovakia from this exhibition in two-three hours than from a number of books or weeks of studying. On Thursdays it should be possible to attend explanations by curator in English.

Visited December 2011
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Very nice exhibitions (seasional and long term). Maybe the english text are missing somewhere.

Visited October 2011
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