Surrounded by the Art Nouveau tenement buildings of Holešovice, the austere Trade Fair Palace (Veletržní Palác) is a daring work of art in itself. It was the first official Functionalist building in Europe, and even Le Corbusier was impressed when he visited Prague in 1928. In 1979, plans were launched to turn the former trade fair complex into the home of the National Gallery’s modern and contemporary art collection. The space was inaugurated in 1995, with works by prominent Czech artists ...

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