The Bata Region


Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín

Art, architecture and design from the 19th to the 21st centuries have taken over the space of the successfully reconstructed factory hall from the Bata era. Here you will find not only a permanent exhibition of modern and contemporary art but also a graphic cabinet and temporary exhibitions.

Originally, the Regional Gallery of Fine Arts was located in the House of Art, which was recently reconstructed and reopened as the Tomas Bata Memorial. Today, the gallery can be found in tastefully renovated industrial space of the 14|15 BATA INSTITUTE, which allows its collections and temporary exhibitions to stand out. The gallery's collections include mainly works by Czech and Slovak artists from the 19th to the 21st century. The gallery also organises triennials, exhibitions of contemporary artists, and focuses on design, architecture and children.The Regional Gallery of Fine Arts is visited not only for art openings and exhibitions, but also for the accompanying programme, which includes guided tours, discussions, theatre performances, creative workshops and the gallery art playground for children.

Online gallery from your living room

You can visit the Regional Gallery of Fine Arts from the comfort of your sofa. Take a look at the excellent exhibition Space Zlín or watch the videos through the Curator's Eye. If the weather is nice, take a walk to see the artworks in the public space of Zlín with the map prepared by the gallery.

Interesting facts

From April to September the 14|15 BATA INSTITUTE together with the Regional Gallery of Fine Arts organises guided bus tours "Let's explore the Bata architecture of Zlín''. The tours with experts from the gallery last for two hours and present buildings No 13, 14 and 15 of the factory complex, the villa of the director Dominik Čipera in Burešov, the residential districts of Zálešná and Podvesná, the Tower and "Morýs'' houses, the Obeciny district, the Small Scene (Department store and Community centre Díly), the villa of Jan Antonín Baťa and the Collective House. At the end of the tour you will pass the Tomas Bata Memorial, an important monument of modern Czechoslovak architecture, and the Labour Square (náměstí Práce), where the company buildings of the Department Store, Interhotel Zlín and Big Cinema still stand. This tour will show you "Zlín in a nutshell" and present the most important objects of Zlín's interwar architecture. Check the Institute's website for reservations. 

Where next


From 14 November 2023 the permanent exhibition SPACE ZLÍN | ORDERS OF VISION is closed for reconstruction. The new exhibition will open in summer 2024.