The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, one of the most romantic museums of modern art in Europe, is situated 20 kilometers south of Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic. It was founded by Gerard Meulensteen of Eindhoven, a Dutch collector and art patron, and Vincent Polakovič, a Slovak gallerist.
Since 2000 when the museum was opened, dozens of exhibitions of the most prestigious figures of the Slovak, European and global art scene, such as Joan Miró, Sam Francis, Karel Appel, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Lucebert, Walasse Ting, Antoni Clavé, Martín Chirino, Markus Prachensky, Ilona Kesserü Ilona, Jozef Jankovič, Rudolf Sikora, Vladimír Kompánek, Miroslav Cipár, Vladimír Popovič and others have been organized here.
We have been graced by many visitors from home and abroad, including H.M. Juan Carlos I of Spain and his wife Sophia, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Sonja of Norway, Albert II, Prince of Monaco and Princess Mona of Oman, as well as countless celebrities.
The Danubiana’s unique location on the borders of Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, and its harmonious combination of museum architecture and the surrounding Danube River landscape offer visitors unique views of the artwork as well as the flora and fauna which change with the seasons.
The sculpture park features the works of renowned artists such as El Lissitzky, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jim Dine, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Jozef Jankovič, Arman, J. C. Farhi, Vladimír Kompánek, Rudolf Uher and others.
The museum roof offers a unique view of Bratislava, the Small Carpathians and the majestic Danube River, especially at sunset. The most prestigious tourist guides and social portals recommend that visitors take a tour of the museum with its magnificent extension which was completed in 2014 with the generous support of the Government of the Slovak Republic.
See you by the Danube, friends!