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Our exhibition European Stars- Miró&CoBrA was published on on 8 August, 2016. Please find full article here:

Thank you to editor Ignacio Villarreal for promoting our important exhibition!

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Exhibition European Stars: Miró & CoBrA will be opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

On the afternoon of Thursday 30 June Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will open the exhibition European Stars: Miró and Cobra at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

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The boat runs every Saturday and Sunday from 30/04 to 30/10 and the following public holidays: 5/7, 1/9 and 15/9/2016.

Departure of the ship from the passenger port in Fajnorovo nabrezie 2 (street) in Bratislava is at 13:30, arrival to the Danubiana is about 14:30, then exiting the Danubiana at 16:30 and arrival in Bratislava at 18:00. Return ticket, which also includes admission to Danubiana costs 12 EUR.

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3rd DANUBE BIENNALE in The Slovak Spectator

Article about our current exhibition 3rd DANUBE BIENNALE:

Thank you redaction of The Slovak Spectator!

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Danubiana in TV JOJ

Danubiana in main news of TV JOJ thanks to the exhibition of Jan Svankmajer. Watch short reportage from Veronika Tothova in 17:37.

Thank you redaction of TV JOJ!

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Finissage of Hermann Nitsch exhibition

We have good news for all admirers of the work of Hermann Nitsch, famous Austrian artist, founder of the Viennese actionism. On the occasion of the end of his exhibition in our museum, the author will attend a gala finissage during which he will meet with Slovak artists, colleagues and other guests who want to meet him personally. Hermann Nitsch will come to Danubiana on Sunday 22nd March at 15.00 and will stay in our museum until 18.00.

We look forward to meeting you and this exceptional artist.

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German Ambassador Dr. Dr.h.c. Thomas Götz in Danubiana

German Ambassador Dr. Dr.h.c. Thomas Götz has visited us today. We are thankful for his compliments to Danubiana and we look forward to his next visit!

Photos from his visit can be found on our Facebook page:

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Video document about the Grand Opening of Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum extension.


Watch and enjoy document about the Grand Opening of Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum extension.

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Jiří Načeradský in has supported our exhibition of Jiří Načeradský by publishing our photo report. Thank you!

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Frans Timmermans at Danubiana

Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, together with Richard van Rijssen, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Slovakia, have visited Danubiana today. Minister was interested in information about museum extension and about the opening of the museum which was founded by his compatriot, collector and art supporter Gerard Meulensteen.

Photo report from his visit is available on our Facebook:

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From The new building of Slovak National Theatre to Danubiana

We have new bus connection to Danubiana from Bratislava center. Please take a bus from Nove SND stop (new Slovak National Theater) or Most Apollo stop (Apollo bridge) straight to Areal vodnych sportov (500m from Danubiana). More information:

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Two tickets to the Opening goes to...

Winner of the entrance to the opening of exhibition of Jiří Načeradský is Barbora Stránská. Congratulations!

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Win tickets to the Opening!

Just one more month and we will open our exhibition of Jiří Načeradský in collection of Ivan Melicherčík. Would you like to win invitation for this opening? Invitation will include ticket to boat from Bratislava to Danubiana for 2 persons. Everyone who will be active on our Facebook today (photos likes, statuses, albums, adding the public review of this site etc.), will be entered into a drawing for this special entrance. We will announce winner tommorow at about this time.

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120 days to the extended Danubiana Opening

Dear Danubiana friends,

Less than 120 days and we will meet together in new, extended museum, where we are currently finishing with works on all sections.
On attached photos, you can see that dozens of workers of general contractor and its subcontractors are doing everything to make Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum attractive place for those who love art and art is important part of their everyday lives.
We are looking forward to September when we will be able to see our museum in full glory.

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Happy birthday Oto Bachorík!

We would like to wish happy birthday to Slovak sculptor, Oto Bachorík. All the best!

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Norwegian Museum Agrees To Return Looted Henri Matisse Painting

A Norwegian museum says it has agreed to return a Matisse once looted by Hermann Goering to the family of Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg.

The 1937 painting, "Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace," has been the centerpiece of the Henie Onstad Art Center near Oslo since the museum was established in 1968 by shipping magnate Niels Onstad and his wife, Olympic figure-skating champion Sonja Henie.

The museum said in a statement Thursday that although it acquired the painting in good faith, it has "chosen to adhere to international conventions and return the painting to Rosenberg's heirs."

Norway is a signatory of the 1998 Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art, which requires museums to review their collections for potentially looted works and when such a work is found, to try to locate rightful owners.

Now worth an estimated $20 million, the painting was taken by Goering after Rosenberg fled to New York in 1940, and sold to a Parisian art dealer later convicted of dealing in Nazi looted art. It was acquired from a different French gallery in 1950 by Onstad, who was apparently unaware of its provenance.

The museum investigated the painting's past only after being notified by the Rosenberg family of their claim to it in June 2012. The museum said that in the wake of the investigation — which it believes is the first of its kind undertaken in Norway — it has called upon the country's government to establish a committee to actually meet its obligations under the Washington Principles. Similar reviews have been launched in the U.S., Netherlands and Germany.

"Ultimately, it was the strength of the moral claim that persuaded the Henie Onstad Art Center to restitute this painting unconditionally to the Rosenberg heirs,' said Chris Marinello of Art Recovery Group, a lawyer representing the family.

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