Moderna galerija
Cankarjeva 15, Ljubljana
OPEN: Tuesday — Sunday 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
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Maistrova 3, Ljubljana
OPEN: Tuesday — Sunday 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

IZIDOR CANKAR AWARD for the On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941) monograph

22 April 2021 | 13:00
We are happy to announce that the monograph On the Brink, published in conjunction with the eponymous international exhibition at the Moderna galerija in 2019, is the winner of the Izidor Cankar Award, given biannually by the Slovene Art History Society.

EXHIBITION | Tobias Putrih: Perceptron

25 March 2021 — 20 June 2021
In his conceptual, materially ephemeral projects that move between sculpture, architecture, and science, Tobias Putrih engages 20th century avant-gardes, in particular their utopian and visionary concepts of architecture and design. His works often take the shape of design proposals or models of existing architectural designs and historical ideas. Finding inspiration in the heritage of architectural experiment, such as the works of Buckminster Fuller, Friedrich Kiesler, and Yona Friedman, Putrih creates architectural modifications of public spaces.

EXHIBITION | Autography, Uncanniness, Rebellion: the Photography of Božidar Dolenc

24 February 2021 — 06 June 2021
A free, nonconformist spirit, Dolenc was drawn to street scenes, formulating a recognizable poetic of almost painful veracity and semantic bitterness, as well as to the visual aesthetic of the alternative culture events of the late 1970s, whose main photographic witness he is now considered to be.

DRAUGHT | Maxime Berthou, Mark Požlep, Hogshead 733

13 April 2021 — 29 August 2021
Mark Požlep works in the visual and performative arts, with spatial installations and video art. His artistic practice involves journey-travels, which function both as extended duration performance/endurance art and as art pieces in themselves. It is an intense procedural exploration that aims to reveal the tension between politics, poetics, and individual action.

MG Bookstore

The MG BOOKSTORE offers a variety of publications related to the museum's exhibitions programme and focusing on modern and contemporary art, art monographs and catalogues of past and current exhibitions.

The +MSUM Bookstore

The +MSUM BOOKSTORE is an alternative to typical museum shops and fits in with the MG+ bookstore and the concept of +MSUM and its evolution as the new museum unit of Moderna galerija in Ljubljana.

LIBRARY | New Aquisitions

List of new arrivals at the MG+MSUM library, the largest specialised museum library for modern and contemporary art in Slovenia at +MSUM groundfloor.


The purpose of education programmes is to broaden the narrative created by our exhibitions and the works from our collections. The programmes promote the development of critical thought in conjunction with modern and contemporary art, society and self-reflection of museum as an institution.

COLLECTIONS: Museum of Modern Art

Moderna galerija houses the national collection of 20th century Slovene art (paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings as well as photography, video and electronic media collections) and a collection of works from the former Yugoslavia. Collections overview is available on this link


List of posts containing video materials from the past two years: lectures, panel discussions, performances.


List of news and announcements of the MG+MSUM.


The systematic and continuous work of the department that focuses on the archives and press clipping collection of Slovenian visual artists and exhibition grounds includes the Raz_Ume computer database that was created in 1989 and compiles the events in the field of visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries in Slovenia.