With its collection of more than 5,000 art works by Slovene artists from the end of the 19th century up to present, UGM is one of the main museums for modern and contemporary art in Slovenia. Painting, sculpture and prints are joined by photographs, video art, multimedia installations and interactive art projects.
Our mission is to:
• collect, preserve, present, interpret, research, document and protect Slovene cultural heritage in the field of visual art from the beginning of the 20th century to present time;
• present, promote and interpret contemporary Slovene and international visual art;
• educate the public about modern and contemporary visual art.
A the UGM one can - besides major names of Slovene visual art in the last hundred years - follow influential developments of international art scene, get acquainted with the rising stars of modern art and explore current themes in visual arts. With its collection and programme of around 12 special exhibitions a year – ranging from retrospective reviews of works by Slovenian authors to international festivals of contemporary art as well as architecture and design exhibitions – UGM importantly shapes both the art scene in Slovenia and internationally. Well-structured education programme joins different generations, ethnic groups and educational institutions. UGM is the place for everyone!