Open. Come and live in the city centre!

We are open - Come and live in the city centre! - the courtyard of the Governor's Palace is open every day from 10 am to 11 pm, apart from programme events, further information at


Opening hours
courtyard: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., seven days a week
gallery (shop/permanent exhibition): Wed-Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thu: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Mon-Tue closed


The Moravian Gallery in Brno has launched a unique project of an open space for everybody in the Governor's Palace courtyard. Newly installed architectural features designed by the CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects studio offer unlimited possibilities of relaxation, refreshments, games, reading, hanging around and meeting friends as well as more creative activities, all of this against the attractive backdrop of the permanent exhibition of early art.

The Governor's Palace courtyard in the heart of Brno is an oasis for everyone who wants to relax, meet friends, drink coffee, read, play or simply hang around after work, shopping or visiting exhibitions. Parents with children will find there a space for play and relaxation suitable for free movement, a space steeped in the genius loci of the courtyard and the Governor's Palace, a major historical building.

Throughout the summer, the courtyard will play host to a number of cultural, creative and also educational activities, most of them with free entry, for all age groups regardless of occupation, talent and potential for fun and leisure. The programme of events is available from the MG website. 

"Open" is drenched in a unique atmosphere of the Governor's Palace,a historical building, cultural and exhibition institution and its genius loci.



The Moravian Gallery in Brno has prepared a rich summer programme taking place in the Governor's Palace courtyard within the "Open - come live in the centre" project. Visitors will enjoy dance Tuesdays, art Thursdays, film Sundays, concerts and panel discussions, as well as, for example, a summer course of body design. In July, there will be the "Rings in Water" exhibition presenting the winners of an international craft design competition, and a large exhibition of Daniel Balabán, winner of the Michael Ranný Prize 2012. Children can take part in traditional weekly art courses, this year in the Jurkovič House and the Governor's Palace.

Open - come live in the centre

From 3/7 to 29/9/2013 free entry to the permanent exhibition "Art from the Gothic to the 19th Century"

The Moravian Gallery in Brno has started a unique project: it will open one of its buildings in the centre of Brno for five months, with the objective to invigorate cultural life in the city. The historical building of the Governor's Palace in Moravské náměstí Square will become an open space for all who want to pass time pleasantly in the Brno centre. The Governor's Palace courtyard will be enlivened by four variable architectural modules staging a special summer programme for all age groups, most of the events free of charge.


Dance evenings / Tuesdays
every other week at 7 p.m. / July and August (2. 7., 16. 7., 30. 7. a 13. 8., 27. 8.)

Colourful mornings / Thursdays
Thursday 10 a.m. -11 a.m. / June, July and August

Echoes of Anifest /Tuesday 9/7/2013 and 23/7/2013
Projection of selected highlights from the Anifest international festival of contemporary Czech and international animated films.

Kjógen Buffet or Farces for Connoisseurs / Kjógen Theatre/Wednesday 10/7/2013     7.30 p.m.
Entrance fee 100 Kč / 70 Kč

Open-air cinema / Sunday evening/ feature films in the open air in August and September
4/8/2013    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, directed by Woody Allen, 2010 (94 min)
11/8/2013  Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen, 2010 (94 min)
18/8/2013  King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, 2010 (113 min)
25/8/2013  Chicken with Plums, directed by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, 2011 (93 min)

Prague Silk-and-Bamboo Music Club / traditional Chinese instrumental music / Thursday 11/7/2013, 7 p.m.
Prague Silk-and-Bamboo Music Club for the first time in Brno! The Chinese wordsizhumeans "silk and bamboo" and has denoted, since ancient times, chamber ensembles comprising string (silk) and wind (bamboo) instruments. Entrance fee: 80 Kč / SPMG and the Czech-Chinese Association 60 Kč

Presentation /Art & Science/Saturday 13/7/2013
A one-day presentation of school pieces by student of Art & Science at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. In collaboration with o.s.GRAU.

Summer course of body design/ Monday 15/7 - Friday 19/7/2013
Five one-day lectures focused on body design (work with identity, body and ornaments, performances in public spaces and others); applicants can choose an individual lesson or attend the whole course. Each day will start with a brief introductory lecture that will present the topic on the examples of selected artworks, followed by morning and afternoon workshops, evening projections and small exhibitions. Led by Lenka Klodová and Karolína Kohoutková from the Body Design Department of the FaVU VUT University. Application forms and more information at Entrance fee: 300 Kč per day / 1200 Kč per week