Upcoming exhibitions

BAOABC. How and why children’s books are created

výstavní síň „13“
16/10/2020 to 07/02/2021

“Hey Bao! What’s up? We’re reading… Cool, thanks.“ Baobab is not “just” a publishing company specialising in illustrated books for children, but an organic whole that is constantly embracing new activities. It supports young illustrators and writers, promotes artist books for children, maps contemporary European literature for children and young people, and introduces Czech readers to the most interesting 20th and 21st-century illustrators.

ART LANDSCAPES. The Swiss critic William Ritter (1867–1955) and Central Europe

výstavní síň „13“
16/10/2020 to 07/02/2021

William Ritter (1867–1955), a Swiss music and art critic, journalist, writer and a talented draughtsman too, was the first intellectual writing in French to take an interest in the culture of Central Europe as a whole. His writings presented Central Europe’s “art landscape” in words and images (including photographs), and they are a unique source of information on the epoch between the turn of the century and the first few years after World War II.

“MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE SUN”. The Pilsen Madonna and the Beautiful Style

výstavní síň Masné krámy
27/11/2020 to 28/03/2021

The Pilsen Madonna is Pilsen’s most precious artwork, and for centuries its most venerated one as well. Dating from the first half of the 1380s, this unique marlstone statue was commissioned from the cathedral workshop in Prague by the Teutonic Order, which was responsible for St Bartholomew’s Church in Pilsen; the statue was intended for the new church’s recently completed choir, where it has remained ever since.

Aviation in Czech Visual Culture 1783–1957

výstavní síň Masné krámy
30/04/2021 to 15/08/2021

“Man is forever trying to fly. He keeps breaking his arms and legs, but that does not prevent him from clinging to his idea of flight.” So wrote the Swiss painter Paul Klee, for whom flight was an integral part of his life and art. Modern art presents flight in its many forms, hand in hand with technological progress but also contrasted with it.