On Old Town Square stands a Gothic town house featuring a stone bell in one of the corner walls. The historic building stands between the Roccoco Kinský Palace and the Renaissance facade of the Týn School, and in front of the soaring Church of Our Lady before Týn. The House at the Stone Bell (also referred to as the Stone Bell House) has a history stretching back to the 13th century and today is administered by the City of Prague Gallery.
The venue holds regular temporary exhibitions of both Czech and international contemporary art, and specialises in painting and sculpture. Recent exhibitions have presented artists such as Russian conceptual painter Eduard Steinberg, Czech sculptor Jaroslav Horejc, Belgian symbolist Jean Delville, and Czech symbolist painter Josef Váchal.
As you walk around the House at the Stone Bell, in certain rooms you’ll be able to see preserved Gothic arches and niches in addition to the items on display. Smaller exhibitions are held in the chapel of the house, where sculptures are most often installed.
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After visiting the exhibition, you can relax in the courtyard, where there is a pleasant café. You can also browse the bookstore, offering a wide selection of publications about Czech and world art and architecture.Marcela