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24 Sep 2020

Art Talk: Journeys into American Museums - Kupka, Kolar, Jetelova

Czech Center New York presents an online art talk by acclaimed curator of visual arts, Milena Kalinovska, focusing on three accomplished Czech artists of three different generations and their individual journeys to American museums. Join us on Zoom to hear about how Frantisek Kupka, Jiri Kolar, and Magdalena Jetelova won recognition on the American and global art scene and see their most groundbreaking artwork.

Competition: Create a 3D card of an Adolf Loos villa and win a prize (September 7-October 7, 2020)

Become a designer as part of the Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living series and win an original Czech design product.

17 Sep 2020    |    17 Oct 2020

Stories in Times of Corona: “Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” by Lucie Faulerová

Czech Center New York is thrilled to launch a short story by Lucie Faulerová, “Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” – written exclusively for Czech Center New York as part of the ongoing literary series of short stories by Czech authors written during the pandemic for the Czech Centers. The short story is available to read for free and to listen to as an audiobook on the Czech Center website.

The heroine of the week: Sidonie Nádherná

The Czech Centres, in cooperation with Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen and Radio Prague International, present important women of the Czech history and the present. Every week we bring you one portrait of a heroine. The heroine of this week is Sidonie Nádherná, Czech noblewoman, patron, muse and inspiration for many artists.

21 Aug 2020    |    30 Sep 2020

Photos of Dušan Neumann: I Saw It Happen - Prague, August 1968

To commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the armies of the Warsaw Pact, Czech Center New York presents the lesser known photographs of this historic event taken by reporter Dušan Neumann. The Czech-American journalist managed to capture unique shots of the first hours of the occupation in August ’68 that took place in Prague, the repercussions of which put a stop to the efforts to liberalize the Communist rule in Czechoslovakia.

17 Sep 2020    |    22 Nov 2020

Krištof Kintera: The End of Fun!

This will be the most comprehensive UK exhibition of work by Czech artist Krištof Kintera (b. 1973, Prague). Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with a characteristic energy and imaginative wit, Kintera offers an overview of new, recent, and archival works, shown in the UK for the first time. Filling both gallery floors, whilst also expanding into the public realm, THE END OF FUN! is a timely exhibition probing the apocalyptic environmental issues we currently face, taking on a new poignancy in today’s climate.

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