The Antun Augustinčić Gallery is located in the upper part of the town of Klanjec. It was founded in 1970 when Antun Augustinčić, one of the most important Croatian sculptors and representatives of modern art, donated his sculpture opus created during 50 years of creation to his hometown Klanjec. His most significant works are the monumental sculptures “Peace” in New York, erected next to the United Nations building and the Monument to the Peasant Revolt and Matija Gupac in Gornja Stubica.
The gallery opened to the public in 1976, and the current exhibit is based on a permanent exhibit since 1990, comprising two interconnected units: an indoor exhibit divided into intimate plastic, portraits and public monuments, and a beautiful sculpture park around the Gallery. Some of the most significant works are the 1927 Men's Torso, The Moving Woman's Torso, Portraits of Josip Broz Tito and Miroslav Krleža, and models and sketches for the monuments Peace, Rudar, the Monument to Marko Kraljević and others. The surrounding sculpture park is adorned with 15 statues styled in a natural setting. In addition to its exceptional cultural value, a park is a resting place for lovers of art and nature, but also a venue for smaller events.
Just 50 meters from the Antun Augustinčić Gallery, you will find the Studio Gallery opened in. Inside the studio, you can see the museum depot and exhibition space, and visitors can actively participate in the restoration, carpentry and photography workshop. It is necessary to emphasize that some workshops are intended for persons with disabilities, and thanks to modern technological equipment, a visit to the Studio Gallery turns into an unforgettable experience, for both children and adults.
In addition to the permanent exhibition of the Gallery, visitors will enjoy numerous exhibitions, symposia and other events held here throughout the year. Public parking is nearby and access for disabled visitors is also available. Opening hours, ticket prices and other useful information about the Antun Augustinčić Gallery can be found at http://www.gaa.mhz.hr/