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Gallery Millennium is a very positive and extremely attractive addition to the Czech art scene in general and the Prague art scene in particular. Like its name suggests the idea for it was spawned roundabout the end of 1999, and by early 2001 it had become a reality when it opened its magnificent double doors for the first time to the general public. It is of considerable importance to the contemporary artists of which there are an abundance in this city who deem it to be the prime location for displaying their latest creations and designs. Furthermore the gallery maintains a continuous exhibition of the imaginative works of leading avant-garde Czech artists Adolf Hoffmeister and Bedrich Stefan.
Located in the very beautiful Little Town area of Prague, an immediately arresting feature of what makes Gallery Millennium such a sought after place for budding artists is the building itself. It is breath-taking. The entrance alone with its arched, wooden doorway surrounded by baskets of flowers immediately draws one on. The interior, with its minimalist, polished, wooden floor and pristine white walls is ideal for setting off and displaying the splendid artwork. Straight, unadorned halls and exhibition spaces, beneath the most stunning of vaulted ceilings evoking the buildings architecturalchanges from Gothic through Renaissance towards Baroque and neo-Classicism stand out in their simplicity and elegance.
But what of the painting work here, what is there to see? Quite a lot as it so happens. Exhibitions are going on all the time, no sooner does one end than another is ready to replace it. Since its inception the Gallery Millennium has been exceptionally busy with exhibitions with titles as eccentric and unique as one could expect. Bedrich Stefan's exhibition titled 'Intimate Work' was the very first but every year there are as many as ten exhibitions ongoing, some of the very popular ones returning for a second run such as 'Franz Kafka in Fine Art' as well as Pavel Holas & Vladimír Véla's 'No in No Out'. To give an idea of some other memorable exhibitions in 2003 there was Gedalia Ben Zvi - 'Seven days of the World Creation' while the outstanding WAYS OF THE GRAPHICS by Simon Brejcha, Jana Budikova, Marketa Kralova, Ivo Kren, Pavel Piekar, Iva Skrivankova Jana Sindelova and Andrea Tachezyova ran for an entire three month period in the Spring of 2007.
All kinds of media are to be admired at Gallery Millennium and currently during 2011 they are ongoing exhibitions drawn from glass, assamblages, ceramics, plastics, graphics, wood stage, sculpture, photographs, and of course painting. One may also find it very helpful to visit the e-shop of the gallery to see exactly what can be bought and what is currently available. Open Tuesday through Sunday for six hours daily from noon onwards the Gallery Millennium is a fascinating place and presents a wonderful opportunity to feel the pulse of contemporary and avant-garde artistic expression. Situated just a three or four minute walk from the Mala Strana end of the timeless Charles Bridge it could be a perfect complement to a fine afternoon.
Tue - Sun: 12:00am - 6:00pm
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life" - Jack Kerouac