Bratislava can certainly be called the Mecca of the visual art, where the majority of artists live and work. It is here that resides the most important institution of this domain – The Slovak National Gallery (SNG) that administers more than 50,000 collection items – many of them are part of the national cultural heritage.
The Slovak National Gallery can boast of a high number of visitors of its exhibitions in and outside Bratislava (Zvolenský zámok castle, Galéria Ľ. Fullu gallery in Ružomberok, Galéria insitného umenia and others).
One of the main centres of modern art is the new – millennium Danubiana in Bratislava – Čunovo.
The international house of childrens art – Bibiana is situated in the centre of the capital. Every two years it is a co-organiser of the two successful international events aimed at presenting book illustrations and animated films for children – Bienále ilustrácií Bratislava – BIB (the Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava) and Bienále animovaných filmov Bratislava – BAB (Bienale of Animated Films Bratislava).
Regional galleries, presenting works of local natives and the local region, are in every major town. Among those worth visiting is for example Múzeum moderného umenia Andy Warhola (the Andy Warhol´s Museum of Modern Art) in Medzilaborce, a native town of the parents of this “king of pop-art”.
Galeries are usually closed on Mondays. On the other days all lovers of fine arts are cordially invited to visit any one of them. Thanks to low entrance fees, which in many cases are utterly symbolical, the galleries are really accessible for everyone.