Galéria umelcov Spiša / Gallery of Spiš Artists • Spišská nová ves, Slovakia • www.gus.sk
The Gallery of Spiš Artists is among the youngest collecting institutions in the region, although its foundation was laid before the birth of the gallery itself, on the ground of the then Homeland Museum, today Spiš Museum in Spišská Nová Ves.
“The art collection comprises about five hundred works of art from older collections of the museum, but mainly from the activities of the upcoming gallery, just a short time before its birth. Already this basic collection contained the works mainly of contemporary artists, who are connected with the Spiš region . . . The historical building in the center of the city Spišská Nová Ves in Zimná Street 46, reconstructed in 1979 – 1986, became the seat of the gallery. The history of the building, originally a town house, goes back to the second half of the 16th century. Interesting Renaissance architecture with three-dimensional division with cross and barrel vaults with well-preserved details of arcades, columns, cornices and beams forms an attractive environment for a visitor, filled with art that gives the opportunity of cognition, education, discovering, gaining new experiences and meetings.”
Information above quoted from http://www.gus.sk/index.php/about-us/about-us.