Thanks for checking out this post on all things art in Prague. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will all be covered thoroughly right here.
This intro will be short and sweet because we know your time is valuable. The best Prague Art Galleries and Museums where you can see some of the finest exhibits in the Czech Republic will get us going.
We will also share a list of the best art stores in your area for when you need to buy some new materials or supplies. And of course the best shows and events can’t be forgotten.
If you get a sunny day enjoy it by going on an art walking tour or by seeing some of the most unique statues and sculptures near you. Taking group classes or private lessons at one of the nicer art schools in Prague would be wise for those who want to improve their skills.
Renting out an art studio when the time is right could make it more likely that your next project is a success. Dealers, appraisers, and framing services will also get their own sections.
We have discussed the Europe art scene many times on our site before.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Prague
When you are ready to visit the best art galleries and museums in Prague go to:
- National Gallery Prague at Staroměstské Nám 12
- National Museum at Václavské Nám 1700/68
- Mucha Museum at Kounický palác Panská 7
- Kafka Museum at Cihelná 2b
- Museum Of Decorative Arts at 17 listopadu St #2
- Meet Factory at Ke Sklárně 3213/15
- Jiri Svestka Gallery at Janackovo Nabrezi 5
- Dox Prague at Poupětova 1
- Gallery PRE at Na Vrších
- Illusion Art Museum Prague at Staroměstské Nám 480/24
- Central Gallery at Staroměstské Nám 15
- Lobkowicz Palace at Jiřská 3
You can find the largest art collection in the Czech Republic at National Gallery Prague as it closes in on over 400,000 pieces in the collection. They have original works from Pablo Picasso, Albrecht Dürer, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, and more.
It is a one stop shop for everything you need and they have workshops and courses for kids or adults, lectures, debates, seminars and a variety of programs. The National Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures is the only Czech Republic museum that is dedicated to art, material and spiritual legacy of civilizations outside of Europe.
The Czech Cubism exhibition at the Museum Of Decorative Arts combines fine art, applied arts and architecture. Dox Prague is the largest independent institution with a focus on contemporary art in the Czech Republic and they have a variety of educational programs for all ages on site.
Illusion Art Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to illusion and trick art. You can find exhibitions of three famous artists like Salvador Dalí, Alphonse Mucha and Andy Warhol at the Central Gallery.
You can find famous paintings by Canaletto, Bruegel, and Velázquez at the Lobkowicz Palace Museum. Any local students should check out their curator program.
Materials & Supplies Near You
There are quite a few stores in your area to buy art supplies and materials like:
- Zlatá Loď at Národní 416/37
- Market art at Václavská 316/12
- Papírnictví Výtvarné potřeby at Seifertova 1042/14
- Zebra Ateliér at Újezd 3
- Výtvarné potřeby V Soukenické at Soukenická 1090
- Hrst at Amforová 1894/26
- Arttus at Štefánikova 29
- Manekin at Korunní 60
- Výtvarné potřeby Altamira at Martinská 4
There are over five thousand different types of art materials and supplies available at Market. If that isn’t crazy enough for you Zebra Ateliér has more than twelve thousand products available and they add new ones all the time.
They also have framing supplies and can handle your custom framing needs or clean oil paintings.
Shows & Events
For some of the best art shows and events in town check out:
All of the above art festivals are generally held in October each year. At the Signal Light Festival you will find a unique blend of contemporary visual art, urban space and modern technologies.
Every year hundreds of artists, designers, studios, and schools come together for the Designblok Festival that is one of the biggest in Europe. There is all kind of contemporary art going down at the 4+4 Days in Motion International Festival of Contemporary Art including theater, dance, music, fine arts, film, video art, and more.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
Sometimes you might want to add a new piece to your collection or learn the true value of something and if so you can go to one of these art dealers and appraisers in your area:
- Prodejobrazu at Vrchlického 1005
- Arthouse Hejtmánek at Goetheho 17/2
- Gallery Kodl at Národní 1011/7
- European Arts at Senovážné nám 8
Arthouse Hejtmánek is a family-owned auction house and gallery where you can buy some of their art or have them help you sell some of your own. You can get consultations, restoration and framing services, or take place in an auction at Gallery Kodl.
Art walking tours can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice:
- Alternative Prague Tours at nám Republiky
- Prague Arts Tour at Dolanská 15
- Sculpture Line at Na Poříčí 25
You will not only see some cool public art on the Alternative Prague Tour but they even have a legal mural wall and local graffiti artist to help you create your own unique public mural. If you go on the Prague Arts Tour you will see street art, galleries, museums and sculptures.
The Arts Tour is not a set in stone route so you can tell them what your favorite things are and they will give you a custom tour based on your own preferences.
Sculptures & Statues
Taking selfies with these sculptures and statues could also be enjoyable on a sunny day:
- Statue of Kafka at Spálená 22
- Man Hanging Out at Husova 1
- Piss Sculpture at Cihelná 2b
- Memorial Kafka at Dušní Ulice
- Babies Sculpture at U Sovových mlýnů 503
- Memorial to the Victims of Communism at Újezd 420/14
David Černý created the Statue of Kafka back in 2014 that you can find by the Quadrio Business Center near the Národní třída metro station. Černý also did the Man Hanging Out sculpture, as well as the Piss Sculpture at the Herget Brickyard and the Babies Sculpture that was put up in 2001.
You can find Memorial Kafka in Old Town on Dušní Street which was created by Jaroslav Róna. On the base of Petřín Hill you can see the Memorial to the Victims of Communism which was unveiled in 2002.
Prague Art Classes
You might be searching for private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults and either way the best Prague art schools are:
- Academy of Fine Arts at U Akademie 172/4
- Draw Planet at Sokolovská 131/86
- Terra Ceramics Prague at Belgická 610
- Atelier 45 at Sokolovská 45/438
- Výtvarný ateliér Malování kreslení at Balbínova 28
- Muddum Art Space at Kostelní 952
The Academy of Fine Arts has been teaching Prague art students since all the way back in 1799. This prestigious school has programs for masters degrees, doctorates, and exchange students.
You can find private workshops, trial lessons, and classes for all ages and skill levels at Draw Planet. Those who want to get better at pottery can take a 6-week beginner wheel course at Terra Ceramics or just try out one of their Sunday morning workshops.
You can find everything from weekend classes to private lessons for kids and adults at Atelier 45. There are summer courses, weekend classes, and trial lessons in oil or digital painting at Výtvarný ateliér Malování kreslení.
Don’t forget about the great art classes at National Gallery Prague either.
Studios For Rent Near You
To rent out an art studio near you head to Studio Alta at Sokolovská 136/24.
Some of the top Prague art framing services would be:
- Rámování Dantik at Vinohradská 1695/152
- Rámování obrazů galerie Nora at Gorazdova 356
- Framing Gallery Milada at Školská 24
- Rámování Čvančara a Houska at Sokolovská 1017/252
- Frame It at Veverkova 1228
You can get restorations, ironings of painting, or frame rental and repair at Rámování Dantik. They also put on seminars to teach you everything they know about picture framing.
You will find over eight hundred types of frames and nearly four hundred moldings at Rámování obrazů Galerie Nora. You will find restoration services, large format printing, and thousands of picture frames at Frame It.
Zebra Ateliér from our supplies and materials list also does framing. By the way we have also discussed local art in:
Have Fun Enjoying The Prague Art Scene
Well, we attempted to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene yourself. It would be great if you could share your own tips, or let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Prague!