This intervention follows the tradition of presenting the laureates of the Oskár Čepan Award at the SNG. The challenge for solo exhibitions was not the usual empty exhibition space, but the non-permanent exposition of old art, whose ambition was also to exhibit contemporary art in a confrontation with the historical roots of the Slovak art.
The exhibition at the National Museum in Krakow with almost 150 objects from more than two dozen institutions is the first truly comprehensive presentation of Baroque art from the territory of the present-day Slovakia not only in Poland but beyond our borders in general.
The solo exhibition of the neo-avantgarde intermedia artist Milan Adamčiak (1946 – 2017) presents the main features of his work from the 1960s to the present.
During the reconstruction of the Slovak National Gallery building in Bratislava, the temporary exposition of the SNG's historical collections (Gothic & Baroque) will provide visitors with access to the most important artefacts of the art of the 14th-18th centuries.
The exposition on the first floor in Zvolen castle gallery begins with the display of the cabinet collection of icons of SNG. The objects are the heritage of medieval Byzantine painting.
Exhibition on the ground floor of Zvolen Castle is compiled according to various criteria. This created a sequence of relatively independent exhibition rooms.
Opened depository of The Collection of old European paintings of SNG was created considering the planed reconstruction of the building of SNG in Bratislava.
This collection of 17th - 19th century portraits in the chateau in Strážky consists mostly of works from the galleries of the chateau's previous owners (the Horváth-Stansith, Szirmay, Mednyánszky and Czóbel families, as well as the Spiš families of Csáky, Esterházy, etc).
Ladislav Mednyánszky (1852 - 1919) is one of the prominent representatives of Central European painting of the last third of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The mansion in Strážky is the only place in Slovakia in which a permanent exposition of his work is presented.
A brief historical exposition introduces the history of the mansion and the municipality and the development of the families who owned the mansion. The beginning of the significant Slovak historical library, which is a part of the national cultural heritage, dates back to the last quarter of the 16th century. The library has developed continuously for 400 years and today it has approximately 8,500 books, magazines and maps.