Art and culture

Koudelka: Returning

Until the 23rd of September Koudelka: Returning For the eightieth year of Josef Koudelka, the retrospective Returning offers a glimpse of the artistic output of the unique Czech photographer, member of the Magnum Photos and considered for decades among the best in his field....

Parmigianino. Graphics and critical luck

From 17th of May to 24th of June Parmigianino. Graphics and critical luck An exhibition dedicated to the Italian painter Parmigianino will take place in Prague, as part of the “Parma in Prague” project aimed at enhancing the historical links between the two cities....

The church suspended between past and future

The building designed by architect Josef Gočár in the Prague district of Vršovice: built for the thousand-year anniversary of St. Wenceslas death, it is in fact a dream about modernity The dazzling white, naked tower that rises with insolent decision in all its imposing...

Frenzy and entrancement. Toscanini night at Lucerna

Tale of the concert in Prague in 1930 directed by the Maestro from Parma “Where is the producer? Where is the producer?”. The orchestra is silent. The Maestro yells furiously. It is May 23rd, 1930. In the Great Hall of the Praguian Lucerna Palace,...

Plečnik’s obelisk in Prague castle

The story of the monument, wanted by T.G. Masaryk to represent the identity of the new state and honour the victims of the Great War, amid technical, stylistic and diplomatic difficulties The whole city, and ideally all of the new independent and democratic state...

The Architect and the President, a twentieth century tale

The extraordinary story of the Slovenian Jože Plečnik, with whom Tomáš G. Masaryk entrusted the architectural renaissance of the Prague Castle in 1920 Once upon a time in a not too distant past, in the heart of Europe, there was a majestic castle overlooking a...

And the defeated bowed to the architects

The magnificence of the Czech Baroque style, enforced on the Bohemian Lands but quickly assimilated and, nowadays, inseparable from the national consciousness An invitation to experience the Baroque with all senses. This is what Czech Republic proposes for 2017, a year of rediscovery of...

Miloš Reindl, a great unknown

Artist, painter, bon viveur: chronicle of an hedonist “Reindl was an artist in the purest sense of the term. For him painting was a pleasure, with no thought given to the exhibitions, the public, and even less to the art market”. Through his admiration...

Goodbye to Jan Tříska, an acting giant

The year 2017 was marked the death of Jan Tříska, the popular film and theatre actor, who died after mysteriously falling from Charles bridge Looking back at the forty years of Communism in Czechoslovakia, there were many illustrious artists who had previously fallen foul...

The “prohibited” library in the heart of Prague

A unique collection of samizdat and exile literature protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Memory. A meeting with its director and founder, Jiří Gruntorád The door of what looks like a regular flat on the third floor of Senovážné náměstí 2, not far...