Cankar Hall, the largest cultural centre in Slovenia, was built in the years 1982 and 1983 according to plans by Edvard Ravnikar. The centre has several halls for concerts, theatre plays, film projections and congresses, linked by the larger upper and smaller lower lobby. The building was first intended also for political meetings. The Ljubljana Cankar Hall is also the main Slovenian congress centre. In twenty years of activity it formed a top-quality cultural programme comprising all fields of art: serious and entertainment music, theatre and dance, film, exhibitions, cultural education and humanities.
The exhibition programme of the Cankar Hall evolved in the last ten years into a recognizable image in the Slovenian cultural sphere, especially with prestigious exhibitions in the Cankar Hall Gallery and a diverse exhibition selection of modern photographic production in the Small Gallery and other multi-purpose rooms of the Cankar Hall.
The programme direction of the Cankar Hall Gallery is defined mainly by high-quality projects of Slovenian and international production, with an attentive selection of art names which permanently marked the art of the 20th century, and also older periods.
Pivovarna Laško took over the sponsorship of these extremely important exhibition projects in terms of culture and media attention, and has with its contribution enabled a better implementation and greater responsiveness to such projects, therefore accentuating a modern vision, imbued with cultural values, of its own activity. The cooperation with the Cankar Hall is over 18 years long.