Mánes Gallery

Gallery in Nové Město

Spanning a branch of the river beneath a 15th-century water tower is the Mánes Building (1927–30), a masterpiece of functionalist architecture designed by Otakar Novotný. It houses an art gallery founded in the 1920s by a group of artists headed by painter Josef Mánes, and is still one of Prague’s best venues for viewing contemporary art.

However, half of the building is leased as a restaurant and office space, following financial problems that arose during a major renovation in 2012–14, and the gallery's long-term future remains uncertain.


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