Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery, Liptovský Mikuláš

Galéria Petra Michala Bohúňa, Liptovský Mikuláš
Contact: Dr Zuzana Gažíková (f) Director
Tranovského 3, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
421 (0) 44 551 4032, 421 (0) 44 552 2758
421 (0) 44 551 4032
10am-5pm Tue-Sun, closed Mon

The Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery, Liptovský Mikuláš was founded in 1955 with the aim of collecting, protecting, managing and scientifically processing works of ancient and modern art and making them accessible to the public. Besides contemporary art, its activity also focuses on 19th-century works of art, with the extensive collection of painter and graphic artist Peter Michal Bohúň (1822-1879) taking pride of place. The gallery's collecting activity covers the entire Slovakia, but focuses particularly on the region of Liptov and its environs. The gallery building, dating from the late 18th century, was reconstructed and converted to meet the special needs of the gallery in the 1970s.

The Peter Michal Bohúň Gallery, Liptovský Mikuláš contains several thematic exhibitions: ‘Slovak Art from the 15th to the 18th Centuries’ features a number of unusually valuable Gothic altars, panel paintings and solitary statues; ‘Slovak Art of the 19th Century’ contains pictures and statues by Slovak artists from the period of Romanticism and Realism, including portraiture by Peter Michal Bohúň; and ‘Slovak Art of the 20th Century’ introduces developments and trends in fine art from the founding generation down to present times.

The Gallery also administers the following branches: