Exhibitions archive

Otto Gutfreund – Sculptor

exhibition hall "13"
23/06/2017 to 17/09/2017

Image and Word in Czech Art of the 1960s

exhibition hall Masné krámy
24/05/2017 to 27/08/2017

LIGHT, TWILIGHT AND DARKNESS. Art of the Czech 19th Century

exhibition hall "13"
24/02/2017 to 21/05/2017

The exhibition is a part of the program relating to the current theme of the 37th year of the Pilsen interdisciplinary symposium on the issues of the 19th century which is organized annually within the Smetana Days Festival; this year, the theme of the scientific symposium is “Light, Shadows, and Darkness in Czech Culture of the 19th Century”.

SOULFUL INTERIORS. Artistic dwelling in Adolf Loos’ architectural spaces in Pilsen

exhibition hall Masné krámy
01/02/2017 to 30/04/2017

The fundamental inspiration for the exhibition represents a unique historical and cultural phenomenon – eight residential environments designed in the 1930s by Adolf Loos for clients in Pilsen.

Vanished Pilsen

výstavní síň „13“
04/11/2016 to 05/02/2017

By means of historical paintings from the collections of the Gallery of West Bohemia, photographs, models and a wide range of documents, the exhibition evokes buildings and whole city parts that disappeared or have undergone significant changes.

HUGO BOETTINGER (1880–1934)

výstavní síň Masné krámy
11/10/2016 to 08/01/2017

Hugo Boettinger, a son of the Pilsen photographer Josef Böttinger, was a popular portrait painter of the high society, a creator of fragile girls’ nudes, and an author of humoristic paints known to the broad public as Dr. Desiderius at the same time. Boettinger’s portrait drawings were particularly popular, frequently exhibited and published during his life.

Turning Pages. Modern Book Culture in the Czech Fine Arts

výstavní síň „13“
15/06/2016 to 16/10/2016

This exhibition prepared by the Olomouc Museum of Art presents its collection activities, which pervaded the domain of book culture in the middle of the 1990s. The exhibition, hidden under the ambivalent name Leafing Through, shows Museum’s both book collections.

Inter-war Modernism in the Collections of the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen

výstavní síň Masné krámy
27/04/2016 to 18/09/2016

The collection of interwar art is one of the most important parts of the collections of the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen. The exhibition presents almost a hundred artworks (paintings, sculptures, drawings) created in the 1920s and 1930s by over twenty leading Czech artists.

Elements Inside Us. Catastrophe and Its Reflection in the 19th Century Culture

výstavní síň „13“
26/02/2016 to 22/05/2016

The exhibition is a part of the programme on the current theme of the 36th year of the inter-disciplinary symposium about the issues of the 19th century held annually in Pilsen within the festival Smetanovské dny.

Nobility & Piety. Baroque Art in the Pilsen Region and West Bohemia

exhibition hall Masné krámy
28/10/2015 to 20/03/2016

The exhibition is one of the main projects of Pilsen – the European Capital of Culture 2015.

HANUŠ ZÁPAL (1885–1964) Pilsen architect

exhibition hall "13"
07/10/2015 to 07/02/2016

Although Hanuš Zápal (1885-1964 ) was the greatest architect of the 20th century in Pilsen, very little attention was paid to him. Several decades later, having been completely forgotten, his name is now known and many of his achievements are protected cultural monuments; however, a comprehensive monograph of his work is still lacking.

Rembrandt’s Tram. Cubism, Tradition and "Other" Arts

exhibition hall "13"
10/06/2015 to 13/09/2015

The pioneers of Czech Cubism drew on a broad base of inspirations to formulate their creative and intellectual ideas. They embraced a variety of European and non-European cultures of different periods: from Antiquity to the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Age and up to modern French art represented by Paul Cézanne, André Derain, and Pablo Picasso.

Gottfried Lindauer (1839–1926). Pilsen Painter of the New Zealand Māori

exhibition hall Masné krámy
06/05/2015 to 20/09/2015

This exhibition is one of the main projects of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 and has been prepared in cooperation with the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

The very first retrospective of the artist presents his early European works alongside his famous portraits of major figures in Māori history.

The Risk of Loyalty? Austrian, German and Czech Cultural Loaylties in 19th century Czech Art

exhibition hall
18/02/2015 to 17/05/2015

Works of art are usually connected with the creative process, to a great extent represented by free imagination. The origins of modern styles are thus demonstrated mostly by works that were not commissioned and were offered via exhibitions, social contacts or through gallerists. However, identity search and therefore artworks fulfilling the function of state, community, religious or dynastic representation belong to the modern tradition as well.

Munich – the Shining Metropolis of Art 1870-1918

exhibition hall Masné krámy
28/01/2015 to 06/04/2015

The exhibition is one of the main projects of the official programme of Pilsen – the European Capital of Culture 2015.

Josef Váchal. He Wrote, Engraved, Printed and Bound Books

exhibition hall Masné krámy
15/10/2014 to 01/01/2015

Josef Váchal (1884–1969) was an artist who devoted his talents to a wide range of activities and whose work has yet to be fully appreciated. He drew, he painted, he carved sculptures and furniture, he etched, he created his own typeface, he bound books and he wrote them. However he saw himself primarily as a creator of woodprints, which he collated in the many original publications and books he produced.

Rhythms + Motion + Light. Impulses of Futurism in Czech Art

exhibition hall Masné krámy
19/10/2012 to 13/01/2013

The exhibition focuses on how Czech art of the first third of the 20th century depicted and evoked the dynamism of the modern era. Futurism, with its emphasis on motion and speed, was a fundamental impulse, but one that far from exhausts the theme under examination. More stimuli can be sought outside the circle of futurists; independent conclusions drawn from the principles of dynamics led some artists to remarkable solutions.

THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY. Czech Art of the First Decade of the 21st Century

výstavní síň Masné krámy
04/05/2012 to 05/08/2012

What did the beginning of the 21st century look like on the Czech art scene? What works have been exhibited? Which of them provoked the biggest discussion? These and other questions lie at the heart of the exhibition which presents three dozen figures of the young generation of Czech artists whose activity has shaped the first decade of the new century.

Adolf Loos – Works in the Czech Lands

výstavní síň Masné krámy
12/10/2011 to 08/01/2012

The exhibition brings the first comprehensive presentation of the activities of Adolf Loos in the Czech lands between 1900 and 1933, supplemented by the latest findings which are the result of years of research. It presents unique photographs and archival documents on both realized and unrealized projects of Adolf Loos, including those that Adolf Loos only co-authored.

Josef Bolf / Ivan Pinkava. Where the place – Upon the heath

výstavní síň „13“
06/10/2010 to 06/02/2011

The project Where the place – Upon the heath presents two authors whose work is permeated by common features. Both concentrate on expressing of fundamental moments of human experience. Issues of birth, wounding and death play a key role here. Their significance for the development and forming of consciousness is retained and elaborated on many situational levels and in many content facets. Each of the artists develops the theme by means of expression of a different medium.