Galerija Meštrovic, Split

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A unique, purpose-built example of landscape architecture, summer residence of the sculptor Ivan Meštrovic (1883-1962).

Ivan Meštrovic was one of the most prominent Croatian artists of the first half of the twentieth century, working as a sculptor, painter, architect and writer. He originally designed the Galerija Meštrovic as a summer residence, working studio and exhibition space combined. It is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden ornamented with bronze sculptures that complement the view of the sea and surrounding Dalmatian islands.

Today, the Galerija houses Meštrovic's masterpieces, statues in marble, bronze, plaster and wood. It is part of a series of sites donated by the artist to the people of Croatia; the Muzeji Ivana Meštrovica also manage his former home and studio in Zagreb, the renovated Renaissance castello in Split, as well as the family mausoleum in Otavice, where Meštrovic grew up.

Articles from the Mestrovic Museums

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Address:

Šetalište Ivana Meštrovica 46
21 000
Split
Croatia

Telephone:

385(0)12340800

Email:

mim@mestrovic.hr

Website:
http://www.mestrovic.hr/
Opening times:

2 May - 30 September

Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 7pm

1 October - 30 April

Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 4pm

Sundays 10am - 3pm

Closed on Mondays and national holidays

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Kontura Art Magazine article, by Barbara Vujanovic
Kontura Art Magazine article, by Barbara Vujanovic