The Maribor Art Gallery was established in 1954 and is the central museum-gallery in the North-Eastern part of Slovenia. The Gallery systematically studies, documents, collects, preserves, protects, exhibits and presents the Slovenian art from the beginning of the 20th century to present days. The Gallery’s broad exhibition activity includes both experimental projects – smaller exhibitions of individual authors – and more comprehensive and thematic exhibitions of classical and contemporary art media.
Among the most important retrospective presentations of Slovenian artists, usually accompanied by extensive catalogues, special mention should be made of the international triennial “Ecology and Art”. The permanent collection consists of more than 3,000 paintings, sculptures, art works on paper, photographs, installations etc. of the most important Slovenian artists, with special emphasis on the works of authors form the North-Eastern Slovenia. The collection also includes the first and only Slovenian video collection.