At GASK, we are convinced that art is an important key to helping us understand ourselves. It opens up a world of beauty, creativity, astonishment and tolerance, and it also challenges us to think about ourselves and about the world around us. All of GASK’s activities thus consciously foster and promote an open and inquisitive relationship to original works of art and their relationship to the past and present. We welcome visitors of all ages and levels of education, with different life experiences, cultural backgrounds, religions, health impairments and social disadvantages. We consider everyone a partner for vibrant discussion offering valuable insights into our shared human experience and mutual reflections on important social issues facing the world today.

The primary function of the Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region is as a museum of art, which means that it administers, protects and continues to strategically build a collection of Czech and international art. Despite the various discontinuities in our country’s history, the GASK collections offer an exceptionally complete and high-quality overview of Czech art from the late 19th century to the present day. The collections also reflect the nearly sixty-year history of our institution.

The expansive interiors of the Jesuit College provide a generous space for GASK’s diverse and interesting exhibition programme. Besides the award-winning permanent exhibition States of Mind / Beyond the Image – Interventions and Innovations and the exhibition of contemporary sculpture The Avenue of the Saints, GASK also offers visitors many interesting temporary exhibitions. GALLERY IV shows important large-scale exhibition projects – both thematic exhibitions and solo shows. On the ground floor, PROJECTROOM and EXPERIMENTAL SPACE, take a systematic look at works by members of the youngest generation of contemporary artists. The WHITEBOX is an outstanding exhibition space dedicated to works by artists who combine design with fine art. The BLACKBOX presents graphics, drawings and photography, mostly from the GASK collection. The PRINTMAKING CROSSOVERS programme is focussed on a living dialogue between printmaking and other fields of art (drawing, painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, digital media). The exhibition programme for GALLERY V is based on the activities of the gallery’s library. The separate SILVERBOX space within the permanent exhibition presents video and installation interventions and offers a seasonal chance to view a unique work of medieval book art from our collections, the Kutná Hora illumination.