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The Museum of Modern Art (Moderna galerija) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is a vital cultural institution presenting artworks from the 20th and 21st century. Known for its dynamic program, the museum offers a vibrant blend of modernist and contemporary art pieces, highlighting key Slovenian artists and contextualizing them within the broader international art scene.


The museum is situated in the city center at Tomšičeva ulica, near the Tivoli park, and is easily accessible by foot or public transportation.


Here’s what to expect at the Museum of Modern Art:

  1. Permanent Collection: The museum’s main exhibit, “20th Century. Continuities and Ruptures”, features a comprehensive collection of significant Slovenian and International art from the 20th and 21st centuries.
  2. Exhibitions and Events: The museum hosts regular temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events, offering fresh, thought-provoking perspectives on modern and contemporary art.
  3. Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM): This branch of the museum, located in Metelkova street, houses an extensive collection of cutting-edge contemporary artworks.


The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


  • Don’t miss a visit to the IRWIN Group and Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) exhibits, two very significant Slovenian art collectives that gained international acclaim.
  • The museum offers reduced admission for students, seniors, and groups.

Food & Shopping:

You can enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack at the museum café. Visit the museum shop for art books, DVDs, and carefully curated souvenirs inspired by the works displayed in the museum.

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  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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