Tivoli mansion

Tivoli Mansion is the oldest building in the area of today’s Tivoli Park. It connects to the city through the Jakopič Promenade, which was widened in the 1930s by architect Jože Plečnik, who planted a new border of trees on each side. The history of the mansion itself dates back to the 13th century, when a tower stood over the current location, which was demolished in 1442 by the Counts of Celje in the battles with the Austrian Emperor Frederick III to gain power over Ljubljana. Baron George Apfaltrern had a new court built on the present location, which was purchased in 1601 by the Ljubljana Jesuits and replaced with a new mansion building. The Jesuits purchased the neighbouring plots of land and the surroundings of the mansion became a pleasant promenade, whereas the natural amphitheatre behind the building was used to stage plays by the Jesuit students. When the Jesuit Order was dissolved in 1775, the mansion became the summer residence of the Ljubljana Bishop. Later it was passed on into the hands of the Provincial Estates and served as a hospital, warehouse and army barracks, which severely damaged the building. Emperor Franz Joseph had the mansion restored in May 1853 and gave it to Marshal Radetzky and his wife for lifelong use. Radetzky renovated the surroundings and opened the park to the public, for which the grateful people granted him honorary citizenship in 1882 and erected a statue in front of the mansion. The fountain with the statue of a boy that is so famous in Slovenia today was erected in the park in April 1870, and this was probably also the time when the striking four large bronze dogs without tongues by Anton Dominik Fernkorn were also installed on the steps in front of the mansion. At this point investments into the mansion ceased. Initially, city officials were housed in the mansion, and then tenants after the Second World War, who lived there until 1986, when renovation work began on the building for the opening of the International Centre of Graphic Arts. The Tivoli Mansion building is listed as a protected monument.

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SUMMER IN TIVOLI PROGRAMME

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.

Tuesday Concerts
Every Tuesday, 7.–28. 7., 20.00, in front of Grad Tivoli

Thursday Concerts
Every Thursday, 2.–23. 7., 21.00, in front of Švicarija

Films in the Woods
Every Sunday, 26. 7.–16. 8., 21.00, in front of Švicarija

Touring the Exhibition Together
Every Tuesday, 7. 7.–11. 8., 18.00, Grad Tivoli & Švicarija

Spoon Prints
Every Thursday, 2. 7.–27. 8., 18.00, in front of MGLC

Summer in the Grass
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 2. 7.–27. 8., 15.00–20.00, in front of Švicarija

The Body in Movement
Every Wednesday, 1. 7.–26. 8., 19.00–20.00, starting point in front of MGLC

Drop-in Friday Workshops
Every Friday, 3. 7.–28. 8., 10.00–12.00, in front of Grad Tivoli and Švicarija

Puppet Night
Wednesday, 8. 7., 19.00–21.00, in front of Švicarija

PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle
Monday–Friday, 24.–28. 8., 8.00–16.00, Grad Tivoli and Švicarija

Experimental Printmaking at the End of the Promenade
Monday–Friday, 17. –21. 8., 9.00–13.00, Grad Tivoli

SUMMER IN TIVOLI PRIZE-WINNING GAME

Join us and colour your summer 2020. Make it unforgettable! We invite you to post photos from the events and exhibitions Summer in Tivoli on Facebook and Instagram by adding @MGLC Ljubljana and the #poletjevtivoliju hashtag. The photos must be made public so that we can find them. Some of the participating photos will be chosen and awarded. The winners will be announced on 31 August 2020.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.

BLACK MARKET

19. 5.–16. 8. 2020

Black Market by Andrej Škufca is a sculptural installation based on modular iterations. Its body represents a futuristic animal composed of our contemporary biotechnical debris – of oil pipelines, ocean fibre optic cables, eels, exoskeletons and the earliest forms of tubular multicellular micro-organisms. 
Curator: Àngels Miralda


Andrej Škufca: Zero Hedge (2019),

Visitors, please be aware!

As of 25 June, wearing a mask in public enclosed spaces has again become obligatory.

We look forward to your visit and will adhere to all security measures to protect visitors and the MGLC team. We will ask you to follow the instructions for preventing the spread of infection in accordance with the instructions of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) during visiting time, wear a protective mask during your visit, disinfect your hands when entering and keep the prescribed distance between yourself and others. 

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