On the 40th Anniversary of Miha Maleš Gallery - Art for All

Published: 02.03.2020

In 2020, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Miha Maleš Gallery. The first idea for the creation of the gallery came in 1979, when Miha Maleš donated 2634 works of art to Kamnik town as a gift upon the 750th anniversary of the first time Kamnik was mentioned as a town in written sources. For the purpose of presenting this donation, an old bourgeois house from the end of the 18th century was renovated at Glavni trg in Kamnik. Of course, the renovation required the utmost effort, money and time, and the gallery opening was late by almost a year. In 1980 the first exhibition about the life and work of Miha Maleš was presented in the renewed gallery premises. The gallery programme consists of permanent and periodical exhibitions that are specifically dictated by the art of the 20th century. They enhance awareness and introduce the life and work of Miha Maleš and his contemporaries, fellow artists and friends. The programme includes also exhibitions which systematically proceed with planned monographic researches of Kamnik and Kamnik-related artists that have yet to have their independent introduction, thus establishing a representative permanent collection which reflects the Kamnik history of art.

On the occasion of such a beautiful jubilee of the Miha Maleš Gallery, we decided to open a gallery for individual visitors in 2020 free of charge. This makes art accessible to everyone.

You are welcome to visit us as many times as possible. You can currently see exhibitions by Ivo Mršnik, Agata Pavlovec, as well as a permanent exhibition of Miha Maleš and an exhibition on Kamnik and Kamnik-related artists.