Discover the Beauty of Glass Art

In the second half of the 20th century, glass-making, whose rich history stretches back several thousand years, opened up a new field of art: studio glass. Glass as an artistic medium was used to create works that were comparable to contemporary painting and sculpture, with the former Czechoslovakia being a hotbed for studio glass development. Czech artists, such as Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Miluše Roubíčková and René Roubíček, Václav Cigler, Vladimír Kopecký, Jiří Harcuba, František Vízner and others started to be spoken of with great respect by the entire glassmaking world.

Glass art by renowned artists is currently on display in the Portheimka Summer Palace, which further enhances the Palace’s baroque atmosphere. The exhibition is arranged in such a way as to recreate the spirit of the individual rooms, which were used for social reception, lifting one’s spirit, entertainment, and aesthetics. The rooms are named the Chapel, the Banquet Hall, the Marble Hall, the Landscape, the Study, and the Theatre. In addition to the permanent glass art exhibition, the museum features short-term exhibitions and a number of events focused on education, raising public awareness, and fine entertainment.



Programs & Events

  • Program for the exhibition of Inwald – The story of a glasswork

  • Permanent exhibition: Program

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