Zagreb Modern Gallery

Zagreb, Croatia

Modern Gallery holds the most important and comprehensive collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings by 19th and 20th century Croatian artists. The collection numbers around 10,000 works of art, housed since 1934 in the historic Vranyczany Palace in the centre of Zagreb, overlooking the Zrinjevac Park.

The Palace underwent a complete renovation between 1993 and 2005, when the current exhibition was opened to the public. Two floors of the palace have become a modern-equipped gallery showing the permanent collection of Croatian modern painting and sculpture. In the completely refurbished historic rooms, the Modern Gallery presents 'Two Hundred Years of Croatian Fine Arts (1800-2000)', a representative selection of 650-700 of the best works by painters, sculptors and medal makers.



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Founded: 1905
Category: Museums in Croatia


4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Emily Rose Bone (7 months ago)
The museum was much larger than I expected! Fantastic permanent collection, and the exhibitions were interesting and presented well too.
Serhii Burdeniuk (10 months ago)
Museum represents amazing works of mostly local, Croatian artists and creators, which is amazing I think. You can contemplate modern works from late 1800s till modern days and get the imagination how’s the Croatian art was changing through these years, from my favorite impressionistic works of late XIX century and modernism of the beginning of XX century with obvious influence of mainstream waves of that periods till modern and present days. I liked to explore how the different historical social and economical background influenced artist’s works. You can see a real mood of different epochs here, that really must be seen if you want to get more familiar with Croatia.
Tomas Klesken (11 months ago)
Excellent intro to last 100 years of Croatian art (mostly paintings but also some sculptures). Really liked it, well selected, enjoyable - there is just enough from every decade/style to not tire you. Recommended!
Yair Baruch (11 months ago)
Good and diverse. Not exhausting. Some pieces of art were both deeply moving, and of the finest quality.
Deniz Turan (15 months ago)
Only small part of museum is open for now.
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