Ivan Mestrovic Gallery

Split, Croatia

Ivan Meštrović Gallery is dedicated to the work of the 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović (1883-1962). The gallery preserves and presents to the public the most significant works of Meštrović, and is in itself an art monument. The permanent collection includes works of sculpture, drawings, design, furniture and architecture. Holdings include original plaster models by the artist, as well as finished works in bronze, marble and wood. The gallery building and grounds were based on original plans by Meštrović himself, and included living and working areas, as well as exhibition spaces.

The gallery's holdings today contain 192 sculptures, 583 drawings, 4 paintings, 291 architectural plans and 2 furniture sets, one of which is made according to Meštrović's sketches and is a part of the new permanent display in the former dining room. The Ivan Meštrović Gallery also houses 168 works of art owned by Ivan Meštrović's heirs.



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Founded: 1952
Category: Museums in Croatia

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Paul Egges (13 months ago)
Nice. But not great. I was the only vistor that morning.
Brad Couper (14 months ago)
Fantastic gallery. Full of the works of acclaimed sculpter Ivan Mestrovic, all in what was once his residence. Amazing front gardens sweep up from the sea to an imposing set of stairs and column lined patio. Various sculptures of his sit in the garden and throughout the 2 storey house. There are also a few paintings and sketches. It is a commanding view from the patio entrance and also from the terrace up on the 1st floor. About 1.5kms from the old town, a nice stroll along the foreshore. Best gallery in Split!
Rodrigo Riba De Ave (14 months ago)
Beautiful house! Breathtaking view! The work of art in bronze is of such detail that seems easy to make. A true master sculpture! It is also worth the walk to visit the chapel a few hundred meters away
Marin Levaj (15 months ago)
Ivan Meštrović was truly amasing world known artist. Anyone who is in Split, must see his gallery. Not only for the sculptures but for the house which is beautiful. On a best possible location.
Iz ski (21 months ago)
Best museum in Split. Beautiful sculptures and away from the hustle and bustle of general tourists. There's also a beach right next to it, which is 100x better than the main one. Wish we had found it on the first day of our holiday!
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