Past event
11 Oct 2019 19:30

Blue 2: Reflections

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Hossein Pishkar

Soloist: Jaka Mihelač, baritone

Leon Firšt, Refleksije*
Gustav Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op. 39

* First performance, commissioned by the Slovenian Philharmonic


Thirty-one-year-old Iranian conductor Hossein Pishkar won the German Conductors’ Award (Deutscher Dirigentenpreis) in 2017 as well as the Ernst von Schuch Prize. After studying the piano and composition in Tehran, he moved to Germany in 2012 to study conducting with Rüdiger Bohn, subsequently attending masterclasses with Riccardo Muti, Bernard Haitink and other renowned conductors. He gained experience as an assistant conductor with Hermann Bäumer, Sylvain Cambreling and Daniel Raiskin, performing operatic and symphonic works.

The programme of his debut with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra will open with a new work by young Slovenian composer Leon Firšt. In his composition Refleksije (Reflections), the award-winning composer draws thematic material from the piano preludes by Lucijan Marija Škerjanc, as well as from his own compositions. This will be followed by Gustav Mahler’s four songs Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), which the famous conductor and late-Romantic composer based on his own texts. Mahler reworked the sonic concept of the songs several times, conducting the premiere performance of the orchestral version in 1897. The concert will be rounded off by Jean Sibelius’s Symphony in E minor, the first of seven symphonies by the most important Finnish composer. It features numerous solo passages within the orchestra, beginning with a long introductory clarinet solo.


Blue 2: Reflections

10 Oct 2019 19:30
11 Oct 2019 19:30
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EUR 10, 14, 18, 22
8* EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners, discounted prices for the lowest seat category

5% discount on online purchases

22 Sep 2020 - 31 Jan 2021

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Tête à tête

An exhibition of photographic portraits



During his long career Henri Cartier-Bresson realised several hundreds of portraits, of famous personalities as well as unknowns. The exhibition comprises 121 portraits which he selected from among the negatives for his book Tête à Tête (1998). The earliest images from this series date from the thirties, the period during which he bought his first Leica and travelled around Europe with his friend André Pieyre de Mandiargues. This was when he started to define his photographic style.

All these portraits reflect the twentieth century, the richness of HCB’s work and his taste for literature and painting: from Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Simone de Beauvoir in the forties, through Marilyn Monroe, Alberto Giacometti and Coco Chanel in the sixties to Robert Doisneau in 1986. 

Through these portraits Henri Cartier-Bresson succeeds in capturing in one second the eternity of the eye, the “inner silence of a willing victim”.

In cooperation with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris

Skladno s smernicami NIJZ vas prosimo, da ob obisku upoštevate naslednje usmeritve:

Prosimo vas, da obisk Cankarjevega doma načrtujete le brez bolezenskih znakov ter da si pred vstopom v razstavni prostor razkužite roke in upoštevate higieno kašljanja/kihanja.

V vseh prostorih Cankarjevega doma je obvezna uporaba lastne zaščitne maske.

S talnimi oznakami je označena smer ogleda posamezne razstave, ki zmanjšuje možnost stikov med obiskovalci, hkrati pa je logična v smislu ogleda razstave.

Prosimo, da v novih okoliščinah še dosledneje kot prej upoštevate popolno prepoved dotikanja razstavnih eksponatov in drugih elementov v razstavnih prostorih.

Prosimo, da ves čas gibanja po prostorih Cankarjevega doma ohranjate medsebojno razdaljo.

Vstop v razstavne prostore je mogoč le za posameznike, družine oz. člane istega gospodinjstva ter manjše skupine (do 6 osebe).
Priporočamo, da plačilo vstopnine in nakupa v galerijski trgovini opravite brezgotovinsko. Listanje publikacij v galerijski trgovini ni dovoljeno.
Posedanje po klopeh in zadrževanje v prostorih Cankarjevega doma nista dovoljena.
Vodenih ogledov razstav do nadaljnjega ne bomo organizirali.

Zdravje je na prvem mestu. Ostanimo narazen, da bomo kmalu lahko spet skupaj.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Tête à tête

22 Sep 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
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4* EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners, discounted prices for the lowest seat category

• Single ticket: EUR 6 and 4*
• Family ticket: EUR 14 (max. 2 adults and 4 children aged under 15)
• Children aged under 6 – free of charge


• School groups: EUR 3/person
• Groups of visitors aged under 25 or 65+: EUR 3.50/person
• Organised groups (adults): EUR 5/person

• Guided tour / workshop: surcharge EUR 20/group
• Public guided tours: NO surcharge
• Tour with commentary: surcharge of EUR 2/person

CD Gallery

6 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2020


Ancient Greek Science and Technology

Cankarjev dom exhibitions are open Monday through Saturday between 12.00 and 19.00. Sundays closed.

The CD Gallery and other exhibition areas can be accessed through the employee entrance from Prešernova Street (Council of Europe Park).

In compliance with the guidelines of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) on the gradual re-opening of museums, galleries and other exhibition areas visitors are required to observe the following instructions>>


Experience the exhibition with an audio guide.

On the anniversary of the birth of France Prešeren, on Tuesday, 3 December, tickets to the CD Gallery will be available at a uniform reduced price of EUR 4 per person.

The exhibition illustrates the inseparable connection between the development of Greek science and technology, focusing on mathematics, physics, astronomy and medicine among the scientific disciplines, and achievements in engineering, shipbuilding, architecture, telecommunications, hydraulics and the development of automatic machines and measuring devices in the field of technology.

Some of the most compelling showcased technical areas include architecture and construction technology, mathematics or geometry with Archimedean solids and Pythagorean theorem, mechanics with Archimedes’ screw, telecommunications with the hydraulic telegraph, astronomy and the famous mechanism from the island of Antikythera, automata and mobile automatic theatre, as well as music with hydraulis or water organ.  

The ancient Greeks’ most significant and long-lasting contributions to Western science and philosophy stemmed from their deeply inquisitive and curios mind. Great thinkers like Socrates (470–399 BC), Plato (427–347 BC) and Aristotle (384–322 BC) examined the issues that have puzzled mankind since time immemorial and discussed the questions of our origins, our future and whether pondering on these concerns is of any consequence.

The exhibition’s 3D-animations, interactive applications as well as replicas and scale models of ancient instruments help viewers gain an insight into the vast reservoir of technical knowledge acquired during the centuries of continuous Greek prosperity and development, which radically changed human life in several areas.

The exhibition also provides a platform for documenting, studying and presenting the vast reservoir of technical knowledge acquired during the centuries of continuous Greek prosperity and development.


6 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2020
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EUR 8, 5*
* EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners, discounted prices for the lowest seat category

Children until the age of 6 free of charge; families (at least one adult and one child until the age of 18) EUR 4 per person


Group admission
Groups (10 to 25 persons): preschools, schools and younger than 25, seniors 65 + or pensioners
EUR 3 per person
Other groups
EUR 6 per person
Guide or workshop surcharge
EUR 20 per group
Group bookings

In cooperation with NOESIS – Thessaloniki Science Centre and Technology Museum

Past event
27 Mar 2019 20:00

13th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration

In collaboration with ZDSLU - Illustration sector.

In collaboration with ZDSLU - illustration section.

The exhibition and shop opening hours: Monday–Saturday between 10am and 7pm, Sundays and holidays until 6pm. 

During the euroPD Congress, to take place at Cankarjev dom between 3 and 5 May 2019, access to the CD Gallery and VIVO restaurant will only be available through the Employee Entrance from Prešernova Street. We regret to inform you that Peter Gedei’s Subterranean Worlds photo exhibition, displayed in the Small Gallery, as well as the Art Critics Choice and Designers Society of Slovenia showcases held in Foyer I will be closed to the public.

The 13th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration, on display at the CD Gallery, will close at 16.00 on 7 May due to the presentation of the Transgeneration Awards. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


A central overview of Slovenian illustration, the Biennial unites older and younger generations of illustrators employing diverse artistic methods and rewards their finest achievements with the Hinko Smrekar Award, as well as the Smrekar distinctions and accolades. Maintaining high standards of creativity and testifying to the excellence of Slovenian illustration, the event showcases the latest artistic methods and techniques employed in illustration: re-imagined painting techniques, illustration incorporating elements of film, comic strip, animated film, electronic media and other advanced technologies.

The show thus provides an invaluable platform for recognising the importance of illustration, an artform decisively co-shaping – in its major children’s book segment – the visual perception and understanding of young readers, and having a responsible role in education – as a pictorial language co-creating human consciousness and crucially influencing mental development.

Jury members selecting the artists and awarding prizes include:

Monika Ivančič Fajfar, Sarival Sosič, PhD, Radovan Jenko, Peter Škerl, Nina Pirnat Spahić


The 13th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration participants:

Ana Baraga, Marta Bartolj, Kristina Bastelj, Julijana Božič, Suzi Bricelj, Anamarija Bukovec, Hana Černivec, Zvonko Čoh, Bojana Dimitrovski, Tina Dobrajc, Jure Engelsberger, Milan Erič, Bibi Erjavec, Ančka Gošnik Godec, Miha Hančič, Aleksander Jankovič Potočnik, Adriano Janežič, Hana Jesih, Maja Kastelic, Mateja Kavčič, Semira Kentrić, Manica Klenovšek Musil, Matej Kocjan – Koco, Anka Kočevar, Tanja Komadina, Špela Košir, Jernej Kovač Myint, Maša Kozjek, David Krančan, Polona Kunaver Ličen, Vladimir Leben, David Ličen, Polona Lovšin, Maja Lubi, Mirko Malle, Matija Medved, Zarja Menart, Teja Milavec, Ivan Mitrevski, Eva Mlinar, Dušan Muc, Marija Nabernik, Irena Ocepek, Silvan Omerzu, Andreja Peklar, Maja Poljanc, Lila Prap, Arjan Pregl, Marija Prelog, Tereza Prepadnik, Petra Preželj, Maša P. Žmitek, Ana Razpotnik Donati, Anja Rupar, Liana Saje Wang, Luka Seme, Daša Simčič, Iztok Sitar, Alenka Sottler, Alenka Spacal, Hana Stupica, Matej Stupica, Igor Šinkovec, Gregor Štrukelj, Maja Šubic, Tibor Tekavec, Gorazd Vahen, Žarko Vrezec, Huiqin Wang, Meta Wraber, Sanja Zamuda, Ana Zavadlav

13th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration

27 Mar 2019 20:00
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EUR 5, 3*
* for younger than 25, older than 65, and retired persons

5% discount on online purchases

Children until the age of 6 free of charge
Tickets EUR 5 and EUR 3* / person (*younger than 25 and older than 65)

Catalogue Slo/Eng: EUR 10 
Small poster: EUR 1 
Large poster: EUR 1.5

Guided tours for adults
Guided tour (for groups of more than 10 people): admission + EUR 20 guide surcharge / group
Information and booking: Tina Kralj E P 01 24 17 327

Past event
19. jun 2018 - 28. feb 2019

Ivan Cankar and Evropa

Between Shakespeare and Kafka. Cankar on Cankar Festival.

Between Shakespeare and Kafka 

Cankar on Cankar Festival

The exhibition and shop opening hours: Tuesday–Saturday between 10am and 7pm, Sundays and holidays until 6pm. Mondays closed.

An examination of Cankar’s art through an analysis of influences and interpretations, and juxtaposition with contemporary European writers. The visually elaborate architectural and graphic layout, supported by audio-visual media, installation art and diverse visual highlights, offers a vivid account of Cankar’s excellence, his comprehensively exquisite aesthetic and artistic vision. 

Devised by: Dr Janko Kos in cooperation with Ženja Leiler; Visual design, layout: Silvan Omerzu, Katarina Štok Pretnar

Ivan Cankar and Evropa

19. jun 2018 - 28. feb 2019
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6, 4* EUR
* EUR za mlajše od 25 in starejše od 65 let ter upokojence

Admission prices at Cankarjev dom 
- Tickets €6 and 4* (*younger than 25 and 65+)
- Family ticket €12

School groups
- Guided school tours: €4/person
- By prior arrangement:

Organised groups (10 to 30 persons) 
- Single ticket for organised groups: €5 and 3*/person – by prior arrangement:
- Guide surcharge: €20

Small groups
- Regular ticket price plus guide surcharge: €20/group

Combined tickets (for exhibitions at Cankarjev dom and the City Museum of Ljubljana) 
- Combined ticket €8 and 6* (*discount for younger than 25, 65+ and pensioners)
- Combined family ticket €20 (admitting entrance to both venues)

School groups
- Guided school tours: €6/person for both exhibitions (CD and the City Museum of Ljubljana)
- By prior arrangement:

Organised groups (10 to 30 persons) 
- Combined ticket for organised groups plus guided tour: €7 and 5*/person (admitting entrance to both venues)
- By prior arrangement:


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