An imposing neo-Renaissance structure on Jan Palach Square, the Rudolfinum stands by the River Vltava, in the city centre. The building comprises the famous Antonín Dvořák Hall, which hosts the highest-quality classical music concerts in Prague, as well as extensive exhibition spaces. The presence of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and a renowned gallery have made the Rudolfinum a frequently visited cultural centre, on the boundary between the Old Town and Lesser Town.
At the Rudolfinum Gallery the focus is on contemporary works by both Czech and international artists; the mix of modern art with the historic spaces of the Neo-Renaissance building frequently results in a very original experience. Several exhibitions on specific artists have already been staged at the Rudolfinum Gallery; recent examples include those devoted to Jiří Černický, Jake and Dino Chapman, Adriena Šimotová, and George Baselitz. Additionally, the Gallery often stages high-quality projects bringing together Czech and international art. Besides the large gallery, there are three small spaces, where more intimate exhibitions, as well as workshops, screenings and other events, are held.
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In the Rudolfinum Gallery vestibule you’ll find a shop where you can purchase historical and contemporary Czech design items and applied art (glass, ceramics and jewellery), and publications and other material related to the exhibitions. The stylish Cafe Rudolfinum on the ground floor of the building also merits a visit, and offers an attractive combination of music, art, and good food.Vendula, Avantgarde Prague