The Building of the Gallery of Modern Art

The late Art Nouveau building of the former Credit Saving Institute was built between the years 1911 and 1912 and designed by the important Czech architect Osvald Polívka (1859 - 1931). The entry façade displays bronze sculptures by Ladislav Šaloun (1870 - 1946), allegories of Commerce and the Harvest. The interior of the building leaves the entry hall on the ground floor and the area of the second floor, with its stucco ceiling decorations, stained glass, and other decorative elements, mostly unaltered.

The Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové has been situated here since 1990. Between 2014 and 2016, the gallery underwent a large-scale renovation designed by architect Pavel Tušl. The exhibition rooms, artwork depositories, and the visitor areas on the ground floor and second floor were modernized. However, the historic areas, valuable decorative elements, and the original interiors were all preserved.