ABOUT MIRO GALLERY MIRO SMOLÁK
MIRO Gallery was established in Berlin in 1987. It has been based at the Church of St. Rochus at Strahov Monastery since 1994, when the gallery relocated to Prague from Berlin. This unique location was acquired through the kind assistance of celebrated Czech vocalist Karel Gott, who provided gallery founder Miro Smolák with an interest-free loan of CZK 1 million to secure the space. Since then, several dozen masters on the international and Czech art scenes have been exhibited at St. Rochus. The most well-known have been Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Chagall, Rodin, Warhol and others. In 2001 Gallup Poll, MIRO Gallery was named the “most popular commercial gallery in Prague”.
MIRO Gallery also holds the International Trebbia Awards to support culture and artistic activity. Commissioned by the Trebbia Foundation, an International Nominating Committee composed of prominent figures from several different European countries selects the laureates from a list of proposed candidates.
The Miroton – Running for Art race has also helped raise awareness about MIRO Gallery among the general public. The Miroton is co-organised by Prague International Marathon.