Magistratska 25, Krapina
Tel: +385 49 370 810
Fax : + 385 49 370 810
E-mail : xxxgalerijaxtaxkrapina.net
Web : www.krapina.net
The Krapina Gallery is organized in the Open University Krapina. The house of the attorney family Majcen, where the Krapina Gallery is located, was built in the second half of the 19th century in the Neo-Classicistic style. It is a representative object for the era with historical value because famous people of the Croatian history gathered there during the Illyrian times. Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer, who was a great friend of the Majcen family met Ante Starčević there, and Vlatko Maček was an attorney intern to Josip Majcen in 1912. The descendents of the Majcen family, daughters Zdenka and Nada Majcen left the house to the town so that a gallery may be organized after their deaths. The Krapina Gallery was opened on September 5, 1993 on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the first written record of the town of Krapina. Up until today, the gallery held over 100 exhibitions of modern artists (Kovačević, Lovrenčić, Labaš, Dajht-Kralj, Kauzlarić, Lončarić, Opačić, Radej, Čular, Trogrlić, Grgas, Postružnik), as well as painters like Ernest Tomašević and Josip Seissl, and the sculptor Rudolf Valdec, all born in Krapina. The gallery owns a fundus of paintings and sculptures of modern Croatian artists, as well as a smaller portion of artwork by the painter Ernest Tomašević and sculptor Vjekoslav Rukljača.