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Ignac Bizmayer


The characteristic historical building of the city of Modra is the rotunda bastion of the city fortifications dating from the 17th century. In the past, together with the upper gate and the city fortifications, it formed the defense system of the city. Since 1994, it has been the seat of the Ignác Bizmayer Gallery, which is part of the SNM - Ľudovít Štúr Museum in Modra and the Museum of Slovak Ceramic Sculpture.


The gallery presents a representative selection of Ignác Bizmayer's works. A significant part of the exhibited works is made up mainly of his top figural creations and ceramic sculptures based on folk art. Ceramicist and artist Ignác Bizmaeyer was a well-known name not only in Slovakia, but also abroad. His works adorn the collections of many private collectors, museums and galleries.


blu gallery

Contemporary art has a new gallery concept in Modra:

blu: gallery, space for high-quality, primarily Slovak art.


The ideological approach characterizes and figuratively defines:

blue: freshness, transparency, fluidity.


The curatorial selection of professional artists is:

contemporary, bold, trendy, authentic and high-quality.


The focus of the gallery is primarily on:

paintings, works on paper, graphics, 3D object and utility design

ZOYA Gallery Museum


ZOYA Gallery&Museum presents the art of Slovak modern art as well as contemporary Slovak and international authors. It is basically two institutions - ZOYA Gallery in the halls of the reconstructed Erdődy Palace in Bratislava and ZOYA Museum in the premises of the modern wine complex ELESKO Wine Park in Modra.


The Zoya Museum gallery was opened in October 2009. The collection and exhibition activities of the museum are focused on Slovak art after the second half of the 20th century, but visitors can also find works of art from abroad.


The most important part of the museum's collection is the collection of works by Andy Warhol, which is also part of the permanent exhibition. Art lovers and visitors to ZOYA MUSEUM will certainly be interested in the various occasional short-term exhibitions, concerts and other cultural and social events that take place here regularly.

Museum of Slovak Ceramic Sculpture


The Museum of Slovak Ceramic Sculpture is located in close proximity to the walls of the city fortifications from the 17th century and is connected by a courtyard to the northern bastion, where the Ignác Bizmayer Gallery is located. The Museum of Slovak Ceramic Sculpture in Modra has prepared an exhibition for its visitors called "From the history of Modran ceramics", which was presented to the public for the first time in 2017.


The exhibition of Modran ceramic production captures the traditional town craft from the period of the first written sources. Emphasis is also placed on ceramic traditions, life in the potter's guild and the products produced in the workshops by potters and jug makers. In addition to pottery and jug making, in addition to the traditional ceramic assortment, a rich figurative work was also created, which is presented separately in the exhibition.



Modranska is a company engaged in the production of handmade utilitarian ceramics, mainly Modranska majolica and stoneware. In cooperation with Modran craftsmen and designers from all over Slovakia, we revive traditional shapes and patterns, we also come up with new designs and thus create original, modern ceramics that preserve the traditions and beauty of old pottery.


The beginnings

Our story began as early as 1975, when Marián Liška joined the famous ceramic school in Modran as an apprentice. After completing his studies, he stayed there to work as a potter and later as a foreman. In 1990, he founded his own workshop, which later became the basis of ours.



Modranska got its present form thanks to his son Jakub, who after studying ceramics, architecture and design at ŠÚV and VŠVU in Bratislava and the University of Plymouth returned to his father's workshop in 2009 and brought new methods and ideas.

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