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Third oldest Slovak gallery celebrates 60

THE LIPTOV Gallery of Peter Michal Bohúň (LGPMB), the third oldest art gallery in Slovakia, turned 60 on January 18.

Opening of the reconstructed Liptov Gallery of P.M. Bohúň, Liptovský Mikuláš(Source: Courtesy of LGPMB)

Part of the celebration included the reconstruction of the facility located in the town of Liptovský Mikuláš, and opening of the recently finished exhibition hall.

The reconstruction was very important, as it offers new possibilities for gallery employees, LGPMB head Alena Chlebeňová said. “We want to offer this space mainly to artists for good-quality exhibitions, and financing is crucial,” she explained. “Already now, we feel the huge difference in payments for electric power and gas, thanks to the reconstruction.” Further enhancement and reconstruction of the gallery is planned.

The facility was founded in 1955 as the first art gallery in the central-Slovak region, and partially also thanks to the efforts of Liptovský Mikuláš native, painter and writer Janko Alexy. During its existence, it was operated by several institutions; currently, it is run by the Žilina Self-governing Region, while also being co-financed by the town of Liptovský Mikuláš, grants, sponsors and gifts, as well as the work of volunteers. 

 

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