Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki
|Galerija Božidar Jakac Kostanjevica na Krki|
|Grajska cesta 45, SI-8311 Kostanjevica na Krki|
|Phone||386 (0) 7 498 8140, 386 (0) 7 498 8150|
|Fax||386 (0) 7 498 8151|
|Goran Milovanović, Director|
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- 15 September 2019
The Faces of Expressionism (1905–1925) presenting works by German, Czech and Slovenian expressionists, organized in collaboration with the Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki and held under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Prague at , in ,
- 26 September 2018
The presentation of the Slovenian intangible cultural heritage in the frame of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, with a programme featuring also Marjan Kozina Music Conservatory, Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki, and the , organised by the Slovene Association of Historic Towns and the Slovenian Tourist Board, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Brussels, at in ,
- 18 January to 20 April 2014
The exhibition 1914, organised in the framework of Riga - the European Capital of Culture, featuring works by Božidar Jakac Gallery), (National Museum of Contemporary History), and (National Gallery of Slovenia) at in ,
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- 4 June to 30 October 2011
Heaters for Hot Feelings, Božidar Jakac Gallery, Kostanjevica na Krki, supported by the Ministry of Culture, at A plus A in ,
programme 's sculpture exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale, organised by
Among other artists, the Božidar Jakac Art Museum permanently exhibits the local painter, a representative of expressionism and new objectivity; further works donated by , and graphic art by , a representative of expressionism and lyric realism, who was commemorated in 2009 on the 110th anniversary of his birth with a new installation of his artworks ranging from oil on canvas through pastels to graphic and drawings.
The permanent collection of the Božidar Jakac Art Museum also represents other Slovenian artists of the 20th century, including, , , and .
In the upper part of the monastery's southern wing is an important collection called European painters of the 17th through the 19th centuries consisting of 45 oil paintings by French, Flemish, Italian and German old masters. The collection is owned by the nearby Pleterje Charterhouse Monastery and has been exhibited in the Božidar Jakac Art Museum since 1977. Most of the paintings were brought to Slovenia after 1902 by the monks of the St Anna Charterhouse in Bosserville (near Nancy, Lorraine), who revived the former Charterhouse in Pleterje.
Kostanjevica Monastery itself houses a lapidary collection which comprises medieval masonry fragments such as a keystone with stylised palmettes, a robust cup-shaped capital, a figural capital, a little fragment with a preserved mason's mark, and a remnant of a Gothic painting on part of a vault's rib.
The monastery Gothic church is considered to be one of the top-ranking exhibition venues in Slovenia in terms of the intriguing task – to conceive a site-specific contemporary art project. Annually, two exhibition projects are prepared either by Slovenian or Croatian established artists of different generations. Some of the featured artists include, , , , , , , , , , , , and .
Further temporary exhibitions are also presented in the so-called "lapidarium". It consists of 8 individual exhibition spaces situated in the south wing of the monastery tracts. The exhibiting area is designed for exhibitions of established as well as upcoming artists. Because of its specific structure, the sites of the lapidarium demand a careful use of space by the artist and often facilitate site-specific installations.
In 2016, the Božidar Jakac Art Museum opened a new exhibition space of 630 m² in the west wing of the former monastery. Major exhibitions from Slovenia and abroad are hosted there. In the opening year, it featured a retrospective onand the Baunet: Černigoj/Theatre exhibition from the Marie-Luise Betlheim Collection. In 2018, the international exhibition Faces of Expressionism covered German, Czech and Slovenian expressionist art from 1905 to 1925 and was conceived together with the GASK – Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region in Kutná Hora. A revealing retrospective of (1899–1981) work was shown here in 2019.
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