Martina Freitagová is an art historian who received her Master’s degree from University College London (UCL) in England. Having worked for the V&A Museum in London, State Art Collections in Dresden as well as Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, she offers a wide knowledge of the gallery and museum scene. Her main interest is the promotion of contemporary art among the wider public. She gives guided tours for museums and galleries and is involved in the organisation of various art events ranging from fine art, photography and architecture across Prague.
Martina speaks English, German and Czech. She contributes to various magazines on contemporary art and offers lectures on art in English called ‘Let’s Talk About Art’.
Famous for its historical center with exceptional Baroque and Gothic architecture Prague also has its modern side with contemporary art galleries, multicultural venues and artists’ studios. It is always fun to explore the unexpected right in the old city center.
The neo renaissance Rudolfinum building, for example, is home to a ‘kunsthalle’ that features international and local contemporary art. Prague City Gallery shows the best of Czech modern art, which is furthermore housed in an exceptional architectural space. You can thus admire both the art as well as the walls it’s hung on.
The tours provide a different view of the historical center of Prague showing contemporary spaces with modern art and design. Part of the tours are visits to a museum with a commentary about the exhibitions on display.
Some tours focus on particular neighbourhoods - Letná/Holešovice and Vinohrady/Žižkov, both lively cultural districts with important museums as well as many smaller art venues.
The tours are provided in English and German and take around three hours. It is possible to adjust the tours and their duration according to special interests.