The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery in the Croatian city of Split is an art museum that is dedicated to showing the work of Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. The museum was established in 1952 after Ivan donated his property and many pieces of art as he was moving to Zagreb. The property is considered a work of art itself, as it was designed by Ivan. It is where the current museum is still held and in 1991 became the main headquarters for the Ivan Mestrovic Foundation in which administers the building after it was previously donated to the Culture and Education Department of the City of Split. The building was renovated in 1998 due to war and creating a more flowing museum to what was formally Ivan Mestrovic’s house. The museum displays many sculptures, paintings and drawings. The art is arranged by theme over two floors with sculptures on the outer grounds of the property.
The gallery is situated along the coast from central Split but still within walking distance, however buses and cabs are the easiest options from the city centre.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open to visitors six days of the week with it being open from 9am-7pm Tuesday to Sunday in the summer months and winter months operating on a 9am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10am- 3pm on Sundays schedule with Mondays being a day of closure every week throughout the year. Admission fees are set at 40KN for Adults and 20KN for children with family tickets available at 60KN.