Zagreb, my town - The Art Pavilion
The Art Pavilion in Zagreb is an art gallery in Zagreb, Croatia. Established in 1898, it is the oldest gallery in the Southeast Europe and the only purpose-built gallery in Zagreb designed specifically to accommodate large scale exhibitions. The construction went on for two years between 1897 and 1898 and the Pavilion was officially inaugurated on 15 December 1898 with a large exhibition showcasing works of local artists called Croatian Salon. The exhibition was very popular and attracted some 10.000 visitors, at a time when Zagreb had a total population of 60.000.
The gallery has a total display area of 600 m2 and does not have a permanent display as it specialises in one-off solo and group exhibitions representing notable oeuvres and art movements from all periods and styles, with works by both Croatian and foreign artists. Throughout its history the gallery organised around 700 exhibitions.
In 2006, the glass roof of the Pavilion was renovated and the lighting system was replaced, and as of 2010 starts renovation works on the entire facade. This days the renovation works are finished.
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