Originally an apartment house built in the Late Renaissance style of Nothern Italy in 1873-1874 for the Brno politician Alois Pražák, it was designed by the famous architect Theophil von Hansen who is also one of the creators of the Viennese Ringstrasse. Together with the neighbouring Besední dům, the Pražák Palace constitues one of he most remarkable Neo-Renaissance architectural complexes in Moravia.
The Pražák Palace houses a permanent exhibition as well as temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The latest trends in the art scene are put on show in the Atrium, Space for a Single Artwork and the Courtyard of the Pražák Palace. The visitors can take advantage of the museum shop.
The Pražák Palace houses a specialist library and study room, open to the public since 1883 with no interruption. It offers a possibility to study art historical journals and publications, as well as specialist literature from related disciplines. The building is also the seat of the headquarters of the Moravian Gallery in Brno.