Current exhibitions

Go to the Countryside! Fine Art and Folk Culture in the Czech Lands 1800–1960

exhibition hall Masné krámy
01/03/2019 to 12/05/2019

Folk culture covers a quite heterogeneous variety of folk art. This exhibition is the first to examine the relationship between folk culture and fine art in the Czech Lands from the early 19th century to the latter half of the 20th century. It highlights the culture of country people, which played a much more crucial role in Czech art than popular culture from the urban environment.

A Career with a Palette. The Artist and Artistry in the 19th Century

exhibition hall
20/03/2019 to 09/06/2019

After 1800 a major theme in the modern era was the artist himself, his status in society and the developing of his self-confidence as an artist face to face with an anonymous public. Important aspects of this process were the new custom of presenting artworks at exhibitions that were open to the public, as well the institutionalisation of art education and practice.