The Moravian gallery in Brno – Museum of applied arts
The Museum of Arts is one of five buildings that The Moravian Gallery in Brno takes care of. It was established using the example of Museum for Arts and Industry in Vienna in 1873 with the main aim of being a representative centre for collection storing, exhibition purposes and lectures. It was integrated with The Moravian Museum picture-gallery in 1961. Having done that, The Moravian Gallery in Brno was created. It is the only gallery in the Czech Republic that compounds collections of both applied and visual art. In newly reconstructed building of the Museum of Applied Arts visitors can enjoy permanent exhibition of applied arts from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century.
Both progression and changes of style in each historical era are captured chronologically in an exhibition that is comprised of collections of glass, ceramics, china, textiles, furniture and metal ware. Visitors can also enjoy graphic design collections including Alfons Mucha´s or Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec´s posters. The building also contains rooms for temporary exhibitions of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and a few smaller halls intended for presentations of particular collections with The Camera being one of them. The Camera is the only exhibition facility dedicated exclusively to photography within the Czech art museums. Another attraction is the so-called Podesta, an open space dedicated to small projects of applied arts.
Besides the permanent and temporary exhibitions, collection of art pieces for visually impaired visitors with opportunities for haptic contact is available. In addition to the traditional displays visitors can take a virtual tour of the museum exhibits accessible through the Microgallery.
662 26 Brno
Phone number: +420 532 169 111
Fax: +420 532 169 181
The main attractions
- Remarkable artistic experience
- More than thirty exhibitions per year (with a wide range from extensive ones to exhibitions presenting only one piece)
- Regular exhibitions focused on particular artists, styles, trends and historical eras
- The most diverse collection of applied arts from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century
- Participation in Art workshops for both adults and children, guided tours, lectures, concerts and film projections
- Estimable objects of Dušan S. Jurkovič, Otto Prusher, Josef Hoffmann, Alfons Mucha, Dresden and Berlin china, historical clothing
- Graphic design collection – Czech and foreign posters
- Each historical era has its own exhibition hall
- Art collection for visually impaired visitors with the option of haptic contact
- Accompanying program for children, adults, pensioners, teachers and disabled.
- Museum shop with the largest offer of publications about visual art in Brno, gift items
- Place to relax and Internet connection available
- Cloakroom, lockable boxes
- Baby change tables, wheelchair, „golf clubs “
Special offers and events
- International Bienale of Graphic Design in Brno (hosted by the Moravian Gallery since 1963)
- Regular special workshops for children, adults, pensioners, teachers and handicapped
- Film projections, concerts
- Lectures and presentations about art and artists “In elite – personalities of the world art”
- Guided tours and exhibitions
- Tours offered in foreign languages
- Summer art workshops
- The Moravian Gallery Friends’ Society Membership with lots of advantages
- Lecturer hall with a capacity of 70 seats
- Brno Museum’s Night
- Night in the gallery
Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed on Monday, Tuesday
For groups that have made their reservation in advance it is open on Tuesday as well. Interpretation in permanent exhibitions is also available for groups. Both can be reserved by calling to +420 532 169 146 or mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions individually or use the opportunity of a guide. Groups can reserve interpretation in permanent exhibition both in Czech and foreign languages. Catalogues for larger exhibitions can be bought at The Moravian Gallery shops. Besides the permanent and current exhibitions visitors can take a virtual tour of the museum exhibits accessible through the Microgallery.
Permanent exhibitions cost-free. Prices vary from 40,- CZK to 100,- CZK depending on exhibition type, half price for students and pensioners.
Tips for Trips in the surrounding areas
The Moravian Gallery in Brno owns four buildings. In addition it administrates Josef Hoffman Native House in Brtnice (close to Jihlava) in cooperation with Museum of Applied Art in Vienna.
- Pražák Palace, Husova 18, Brno (permanent as well as temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art)
- Governor’s Palace, Moravské náměstí 1a, Brno (a permanent exhibition of art from the Gothic period to the 19th century which includes the Drawing and Graphic Cabinet, space Ambit dedicated to graphic design and spaces for temporary displays)
- Josef Hoffman Native House in Brtnice, náměstí Svobody 263, Brtnice (House of a famous Viennese architect and designer of the first half of the 20th century, permanent exhibition Josef Hoffmann: Inspiration)
- The Jurkovič Villa, Jana Nečase 2, Brno – Žabovřesky
Barrier free access
Premises of Museum of Applied Arts are barier - free accessible, using the staff entrance that is on the right hand side of the building