There is an exhibition on Rembrandt shown at the National Gallery in Prague from the middle of September in 2014 to the end of December in 2015.
Rembrandt was a Dutch painter who was born in 1606 and died in 1669. Rembrandt is generally considered as one of the greatest artists of all time and he was one of the most important figures of the European art and the Dutch art as well. The exhibition ‘Return of the Rembrandt’ presents the finest works of the artist along side with he works of four other artists reflecting on the paintings of Rembrandt. As the old art is always an inspiration for the painters of the new generations this exhibition allows the visitors to see the connection between new and old.
The main goal of this exhibition is to show the importance of art and the influence it still has on the fresh painters and on the new generations. The exhibition ‘Return of Rembrandt’ is already on and it is shown at the National Gallery Prague until 31st December 2015.
National Gallery Prague
Staroměstské náměstí 12, 110 15 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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The exhibition ‘The Masters of Rudolf II’s Era’ is shown at the Prague City Museum until the end of March this year. ‘The Masters of Rudolf II’s Era’ exhibition shows a wide range of various art works such as paintings and drawings of the collection of Rudolf II.
The famous art collection of Rudolf II used to be the largest art collection that ever existed but after the death of the emperor most of the collection was replaced to Vienna and some of the paintings were brought to Sweden to please Queen Christina. At the exhibition ‘The Masters of Rudolf II’s Era’ visitors have the chance to discover the most outstanding items of the collection of the emperor. At the exhibition art works of the most famous and influential painters of this era are on display such as Bartholomeus Spranger, Hans von Aachen, Joseph Heintz the Elder, Pieter Stevens, Dirk de Quade van Ravesteyn, Matthias Gundelach and Adriaen de Vries. Apart from these several other images are shown to the visitors which were added by the Prague City Museum.
The exhibition ‘The Masters of Rudolf II’s Era’ takes place from 12th November 2014 to 29th March 2015 at the Prague City Museum.
Prague City Museum
Na Poříčí 1554/52, 186 00 Praha 8-Nové Město, Czech Republic
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The exhibition ‘The Transformation of William Hogarth. The Excess of Misery’ is shown at the National Gallery in Prague from the end of last year until the beginning of March 2015.
The National Gallery presents an exhibition on one of the most outstanding artists of Europe, William Hogarth. William Hogarth was born in 1697 and he died in 1764. He was an English painter, printmaker, satirist and cartoonist who was one of the founding figures of the modern European art and he laid the foundations of the modern caricature in Europe. He had a great impact on the development of art and on the upcoming generations as well. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to discover the most famous art works of the artists which were mostly inspired by the topics of crime, violence, alcoholism, punishment which shows the life and the problems of society of the 18th century in London which are still relevant today as well. It is the first time the National Gallery in Prague dedicates a whole exhibition only for William Hogarth and his art works. The exhibition on William Hogarth is shown from 4th December 2014 until 8th March 2015 at the National Gallery in Prague.
Staroměstské náměstí 12, 110 15 Praha 1, Czech Republic
For more information on the museum and the exhibition check the official site. If you got in late for this you do not have to be sad, because there is also a temporary exhibition in Tate Britain in London lasting until the end of April 2015.
This exhibition will present the connection between music and politics in the life of the Czech Republic.
The museum has a wide selection of audio, audio visual recordings and several artifacts from the revolution in the Czech Republic which was in 1848 to the present days. The Music and Politics exhibition will show the influence music and audio had on the political life. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on the history of the Czech Republic and the Music and Politics exhibition will show the links between music and the politics how music was one of the forms of protest and how it was a weapon to the political power at the same time. The exhibition will show the visitors the relationship between music, the revolution, politics and the war. It will reveal the role of music and the celebrities in the political campaigns as well and at the exhibition visitors will have also the chance to discover more on the role of music how it was at the service of the political propaganda. The Music and Politics exhibition will take place at the National Memorial on Viktov Hill in Prague. The exhibition will be shown from 15th May 2014 until 29th March 2015.
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The exhibition The Other World will be held at the Ethnographic Museum in the capital of Czech Republic in Prague. The exhibition is focused on the subject death and dying, quite similar to the exhibition about Godmother Death in the Czech Museum of Music.
It is a really common and popular topic among the different kind of artists and it can be found in every culture and religion. Death is part of the human life and the life itself and it can be discovered in the every day life of the world. The exhibition will show the theme death in a new way and it displays a wide range of collection of this subject. The exhibition shows the death in the folk culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on this subject and the related habits as well such as the funerals, the last way to the grave and the last final sleep.
The related objects and habits of the death are presented at the exhibition and visitors can discover the coffins, masks, crosses, candles, prayer books, holy pictures and so on. The other topic of the exhibition is the magical and protective devices against death and illness which was used also as a way of saying thank you for the saved souls. The exhibition will take place in Prague at the Ethnographic Museum. The exhibition will be shown from 24th July 2014 until 12th July 2015.
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This exhibition shows the every day life in the Czech countryside at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition “Life in the Czech Countryside” presents the beautiful landscapes, the Bohemian fields and groves to the visitors.
The exhibition will take the visitors into a real rural house where you can experience the life back in that period of time. Visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on the households of the 19th and 20th century and to see the activities that took place in that period. At the exhibition there will be shown different types of tools, stationary artefacts, interactive models and games to every visitors.
The exhibition’s main goal is to show the country life of the Czech Republic as you have never had the chance to see it before. The exhibition is trying to bring closer to the every day life at the country side to the audience and to show it in a new perspective. At the exhibition has a separate part for the natural surroundings such as the Czech farms and the Moravian and Silesian countryside. The exhibition will take place at the Ethnographical Museum in Prague. The exhibition will be shown from 1st March 2014 until 3rd of April 2016.
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Antonin Dvorák was a Czech composer who was born in 1841 and he died in 1904. He was really fascinated by trains and he once said: “I would give all my symphonies for inventing the locomotive”.
He was really amused by trains from a really early age and as a kid in his hometown Nelahozeves he observed the construction of the first railway between Prague and Dresden. Later as an adult he used to spend time at the railway station of Prague having conversations and discussing with the engine-drivers or just simply watch the life of the train station. Around 1892 he moved to New York and he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music.
During these years he lived in New York and his interest in trains was replaced by transoceanic steamships. The exhibition Antonín Dvorák and trains will let the visitors to have a look into the passion of Dvorák with trains and railways. The exhibition shows the development of the railway through the Czech Republic through the eyes of the famous composer. The manuscript of Antonín Dvorák popular Humoresque will be shown at the exhibition as well. The exhibition will take place at Antonín Dvorák Museum in Prague. It will be on display from 21st March 2014 until 3rd March 2015.
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This exhibition will show death to the visitors through the paintings and prints, through several painters and artists point of view from different ages.
The visitors will have the chance to see the human mortality as it is seen through the eyes of the artists, showing it in a unique and different way. The museum offers a cycle of exhibitions at one of the most popular topics in the whole world. The exhibition opens with the Godmother Death presents death in a new way. Death is one of the most influential subjects of literature, music, drama, film and fine art as well. The paintings and artworks at the exhibition mostly were created over the a millennium and most of them were painted in the territory of Bohemia and Moravia. Visitors can see a mixture of the perspectives on death from different cultures and their transformation during the years. At the exhibition will be shown several unique objects such as antique prints, autograph scores and illustrations. The artworks at the exhibition will cover the art of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The exhibition will be in Prague at the Czech Museum of Music. The exhibition will open its gates for the visitors from 18th June 2014 until 23rd February in 2015.
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The exhibition ‘Forced Labourers and War’ is at the first time on display and showing the history of Forced Labourers as a shocking way as it has never been seen before.
It is focused on the connection between the memory and history of Forced Labourers. The exhibition also shows the attempt to cope with history after the years the war ended not only in Germany but in other Europeans countries as well. The exhibition will set up new topics for the new ages such as the appreciation of memories, the rule and importance of the history, examination and dealing of the time of the war and the effect on the following years.
More than 20 million people was forced to do forced labour for Nazi Germany and about two thirds of them came from Eastern Europe. It took place during the World War II in Nazi Germany and throughout German occupied Europe. Many of the workers died during because of the lack of living conditions and mistreatments.
The exhibition takes place in the Prague Castle and it is on display from 2nd of July 2014 until 31st of October 2014. The entrance fee for the exhibition costs 80CZK and it is open from Monday to Sunday from 10.00am until 6.00pm in the evening.
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The exhibition takes place in the Imperial Stables of Prague Castle. The castle gives home to the President of the Chezh Republic and it has a really ancient history and it has been the official residence since the 19th century. From august this year the treasures of Ancient Chine will be on display in this castle.
The exhibition has more than 90 exhibits which covers 5000 years of China’s life from Neolith to the last ruling empire. The exhibits are from striking museums in China. The exhibition is dived in three parts, the first part shows the first formation of the states and the early ages of the Chinese civilization. The second part let you have a look in the Chinese culture in the 10th century AD and one of the most famous and important exhibits from this part is the two clay soldiers from the worldwide known Terracotta Army of the first empire of the dynasty Qin. In the last part of the exhibition you can see approximately 500 years of the last two dynasties of China. In is part you can check out the top arts and crafts including the Buddhist art, clothing and the beautiful porcelains.
The exhibition will be on display from 08.08.2014. until 09.11.2014., the entrance fee for the exhibition cost 120CZK for adults, but there are reduced, family tickets and there are tickets for school groups too.