Bibiana - 'The Marionette and the Mask of the Year'. Slovak stage designers and some fine artists present the best marionettes and masks made this year, in co-operation with the Sokol Hravran Agency. Ends August 29. International House of Art for Children, Panská 41, Tel. 54 43 13 14. Open daily except Mon., 10:00-18:00.
Mirbach Palace - 'The Ghosts'. Paintings and sculptures are presented under the title "The Vision and Fantasy of Fine Art". Gloom and depression became a theme in Slovak fine art by the end of 19th century. After that point, the themes of fantasy and depression became a phenomenon, especially noted in the works of Slovak painter Ladislav Mednyánszky. Ends August 29. Františkánske nám.
Oravská Gallery- 'The Jewellery'. In co-operation with the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava, the exhibition presents the works of talented Slovak jewellery designers Viera Brunovská and Daniel Brunovský. Ends September 5. Župný dom. Open daily expect Mon., 10:00-17:00.
Pálffy Palace- 'Emoke Vargová : Portraits'. The gallery presents a series of portraits in the form of relief objects made from textile and artificial transparent material as well those which include the use of a photograph. Critics callVargová one of the best contemporary Slovak artists. 'Dušan Grečner - Thoughts'. The Slovak fine artist shows graphics, paintings, and book illustrations. Ends September 12. Panská 19, Tel.: 54 43 36 27. Open daily except Mon., 10:00-18:00.
Profil Gallery-'Karol Plicka - The Poet of Picture'. In the 1930's, photographer Karol Plicka revealed through pictures the world of Slovak village people with their domestic and working life, their traditional Slovak folk costumes and their children's games. Ends August 29. Prepoštská 4. Open Tue.-Sun., 13:00-18:00.
Slovak National Gallery- 'Miloš Alexander Bazovský 1899-1968'. Paintings and drawings by Bazovský, an important name in 20th century Slovak modernism. Main gallery building. Ends September 19. 'Kontravízie'. Contemporary graphics by 20 artists from Hungary, Austria and Slovakia. Ends September 26. Esterházy Palace annex, Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra 4, Tel. 54 43 20 81. Open Tues.-Sun., 10:00-18:00.