Discover the Beauty of Art Glass

In the second half of the 20th century, the rich history of glass-making lasting several thousands of years was followed by a new field of art, so called studio glass. Out of the glass material, works comparable to today’s painting and sculpture started to emerge. The centre of its development was the former Czechoslovakia and the names of such personages like Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Miluše Roubíčková and René Roubíček, Václav Cigler, Vladimír Kopecký, Jiří Harcuba, František Vízner and others started to be discussed with respect by the entire the glass world.

In the Portheimka Summer Palace, works by renowned glass artists are exhibited enhancing its baroque atmosphere. Its individual rooms will create the mood of the different spaces serving for representation, invigorating the soul, amusement, and delight for the eyes. We named them the Chapel, the Banquet Hall, the Marble Hall, the Landscape, the Study, and the Theatre. The permanent exhibition of art glass will be completed by an interesting and varied programme consisting of short-term exhibitions and events focused on education, raising of public awareness, and cultured entertainment.

Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Programmes & Events

  • Exhibition of Karen LaMonte: Extra Programme

  • Permanent exhibition: Extra programme

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