PRAGUE CASTLE (PRAŢSKÝ HRAD) Prague 1, http://www.hrad.cz, http://www.kulturanahrade.cz Most historic sights at the Prague Castle are handicapped accessible. Prague Castle – the residence of Czech dukes and kings from the end of the 9th century, has been evolving for the past eleven centuries. Currently, it is the seat of the president of the Czech Republic and plays host to state events, concerts and exhibitions. Prague Castle Information Centres: 2nd Courtyard, tel. 224 372 415, in the Picture Gallery box office at tel. 224 373 531, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guides: tel. 224 373 208, 224 373 584, Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., email: email@example.com – in Czech: CZK 50, foreign languages: CZK 100 per person per hour. Prague Castle grounds: winter tourist season (1 Nov. – 31 March) 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Areas open to public with a valid ticket: (St. Vitus Cathedral, the main Cathedral tower, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Mihulka Powder Tower, Dalibor Tower, Roţmberg Palace): 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral – daily 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., general admission: CZK 100. Prague Castle Gardens: The Prague Castle Gardens and the Deer Moat are closed during the winter season, including the tourist path, except for the On the Bastion Garden (6 a.m. – 11 p.m.). The Golden Lane will be closed as of 1 May 2010 due to extensive repairs. The closure is expected to be in effect for one year. Admission to Prague Castle premises: Full ticket/reduced ticket*/family ticket Prague Castle – grand tour: Old Royal Palace, The Story of the Prague Castle exhibition, St. George's Basilica, Convent of St. George – National Gallery, The Prague Castle Picture Gallery, The Powder Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral, Roţmberg Palace – CZK 350/175/700 Prague Castle – small tour: Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral, Roţmberg Palace – CZK 250/125/500 The Prague Castle Picture Gallery (Obrazárna Praţského hradu) CZK 150/80/300. The Story of Prague Castle: CZK 140/70/280. Powder Tower (Prašná věţ): CZK 70/40/140. Grand South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral: CZK 100. The Prague Castle map: CZK 5. * Discounts: – children 6 – 16 years of age – secondary and university students up to 26 years of age – families (1 – 5 children up to 16 years of age and up to 2 adults) – seniors over 65 years of age Free admission: – preschool and kindergarten children with teachers – children under 6 – ZTP certificate holders – ZTP–P certificate holders including 1 accompanying person – licensed guides accompanying clients with valid tickets Tickets are valid for 2 days. Marked tickets may not be returned. Discounts will be provided upon presentation of valid personal ID or student ID. Admission for short-term exhibits, lectures, concerts and special events is set separately. Photographing inside the castle – license: Flash and tripods are prohibited. Cameras are not allowed in the Story of Prague Castle and the Prague Castle Picture Gallery. Price: CZK 50. Permanent exhibitions: Old Royal Palace – Gothic Floor Info: http://www.pribeh–hradu.cz. or at tel. 224 373 102. Handicap accessible. Open daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibition: The Story of Prague Castle. Presenting the history of Prague Castle. On display: original items from the Prague Castle collections and individual castle construction stages. The exhibition will celebrate its 5th year this year. New: Anna Svídnicka’s funeral robe (one of Charles IV’s wives). Program for children: "Playing Castle", film projection, interactive programs. Newly restored artefacts in the Story of Prague Castle exhibit. To commemorate the fifth anniversary of this grand exhibition project focused on the 1000-year history of the place where Czech history was shaped, two newly restored important artefacts will be introduced: the St. Wenceslas helmet and a sample of Roman funeral textile. Each of these items documents the top-notch care and restoration methods used with sensitive and non-durable materials such as metal and fabric. The Story of the Prague Castle: Funeral exhibit of Ladislaus the Posthumous. Son of Albert II, King of Germany, and Elizabeth, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund, Ladislaus the Posthumous (* 22 Feb. 1440 - † 23 Nov. 1457) died 550 years ago while preparing for his marriage to Magdalena, daughter of Charles VII of France. The Black Death was thought to be the cause of the sudden death of the last Luxembourg dynasty descendant on the Czech throne. Not until recently however, did anthropological research of Prof. Vlček reveal the true reason – leukaemia. The young king was buried in the royal tomb in a festive royal gown and shoes. Due to the reconstruction of the tomb, the funeral exhibit was extracted in 1928 and restored. Old Royal Palace – Gothic Floor, the room housing the Old State Records The Story of Prague Castle: Jewels from the castle elite – never before exhibited – dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries. A collection of jewels, found during the research of a medieval settlement in the Lumbe Garden which took place in the 1970s, has recently been restored. These jewels are unique artefacts documenting the lives of the castle residents from the 10th and 11th centuries. Their shape, decoration and manufacturing technique are close to those of the Great Moravian Empire, found mostly in the village of Mikulčice and elsewhere in Moravia. A collection of decorations including golden earrings and buttons shown to the public for the first time. The Story of the Prague Castle: The Coronation Story Coronations at the Prague Castle The history of coronations in Europe dating back to antiquity. Czech rulers obtained the royal title for the first time in 1085 (the actual coronation took place in 1086). The royal title became hereditary starting in 1158 (definitively in 1212). Since the first coronation until the last in 1836, a total of 26 Czech kings and 28 queens were crowned in St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague castle, accompanied by special masses. This new exhibit thoroughly depicts the coronations at the Prague Castle: The visitors will be able to learn the history of this official ceremony, see the list of Czech kings and queens as well as coronation insignias and the coronation text written by Charles IV. Also on exhibit: a copy of the St. Wenceslas crown and sword, coronation engravings, coins and medals, a coronation chair and containers used to transport the coronation insignias. Small exhibit: The Luxembourg Dynasty on the Czech Throne. On Sept. 1, 1310 the 14 year-old son of the Roman King Henry VII of Luxembourg, John, married the 18 year-old heiress of the Czech kingdom, Elisabeth Přemyslid in Speyer. The Luxembourg dynasty, which comprised the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV, held the Czech throne for the next 147 years. This exhibition, commemorating the 700th anniversary of this event, takes place in several areas of the Prague Castle. In addition to the text, visitors will see copies of the John of Luxembourg and Elisabeth Premyslid busts displayed in St. Vitus Cathedral. Also on display: an installation entitled The Story of Burial devoted to Czech queens, the wives of Charles IV. In addition to dress fragments, possibly the burial dress of Anna of Bavaria, a unique burial veil with frills, belonging to one of the Czech queens will be exhibited. This type of veil is known from icons, the only one that has been preserved is at the Prague Castle. The Prague Castle Picture Gallery (Obrazárna Praţského hradu) 2nd courtyard More information at http://www.obrazarna-hradu.cz Open daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Permanent exhibition: The Prague Castle Picture Gallery is the oldest continual collection of paintings in the Czech Republic. In this former stable built in the renaissance style, visitors may view selected works of royal artists, old German and Dutch renaissance masters, works of Italian renaissance and mannerism, as well as Central European and Dutch baroque artists. New exhibition from the Picture Gallery under a Magnifying Glass series: Joseph Heintz: Maria Magdalena. Another short term exhibition organized in conjunction with the Picture Gallery’s permanent exhibition, this time focusing on Joseph Heintz Sr., a royal painter in Rudolf II’s court. Josef Heintz Sr., born in Switzerland, spent many years in Italy, was greatly influenced not only by his Scandinavian colleagues residing in Rome but older and contemporary Italian masters. In 1591 he became Rudolf II’s painter. The Penitent Mary Magdalene painting, likely one of the artist’s later works, will be exhibited for the first time and will be accompanied by new findings from its restoration. Until 6 Dec. New exhibition from the "Newly Restored Monuments" series: Geertgen tot Sint Jans' triptych "Adoration of the Kings”. On display: the strenuously restored gothic three-piece altar from this leading Dutch 15th century master as well as a recently identified fragment of the left wing. Powder Tower (Prašná věţ): Open daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Castle Guards – permanent exhibition. Exhibition mapping out the development of the royal cohort up to the current presidential guards. The exhibition, prepared by the Prague Castle Administration, Castle Guards and the Military History Institute, opened in December 2008 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Castle Guards. Roţmberk Palace (Roţmberský palác) Entrance from Jiřska Street 2. For the first time in the history of the Prague Castle, the former Roţmberk Palace will be permanently open to the public. During the 18th century, the Palace was converted into the Institute of Gentlewomen, founded by Queen Maria Theresa. Thanks to a sensitive and costly reconstruction, visitors will have an opportunity to view the restored renaissance hall, baroque chapel with ceiling frescos and several historically decorated rooms. These evoke the level of style and accommodation aristocrats lived in at the time, featuring Biedermeier, Rococo and Historicism. Showcasing over 70 items (furniture, paintings, glass and porcelain). The majority of the paintings come from the Prague Castle depositories and collections. The authenticity of the exhibition is underlined by figurines in historical clothes. Exhibitions: More information at http://www.kulturanahrade.cz. The Prague Castle Riding School (Jízdárna Praţského hradu) Open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Karel Škréta (1610–1674): His Times and Work. This is the largest comprehensive exhibition of works from the founder of baroque art in the Czech lands. In addition to Škréta’s paintings, works from his son Karel Škréta jr., Škréta’s students and co-workers will be shown. Also on display, selected works from other artists Karel Škréta met during his stay in Germany and Italy, along with paintings in which he found his inspiration. More information at http://www.ngprague.cz. Until 10 April 2011. Vladislav Hall Open daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. Maurus Reliquary at the Prague Castle St. Maurus Reliquary is made of gold-plated silver and gold-plated copper. Decorated with 200 jewels, it demonstrates goldsmithry methods from the 13th century. The size of a child’s sarcophagus, this is the largest Romanesque reliquary and the only house-style burial casket of this size in the Czech Republic. The exhibition commemorates the 25th anniversary of the reliquary’s discovery. Until 27 Feb. 2011. Concerts: Tickets available at: Prague Castle Information Centre, 2nd Courtyard, tel. 224 372 415, 224 372 419. Also at the following outlets: Bohemia Ticket, tel. 224 227 832, TicketStream, tel. 224 263 049, http://www.ticketstream.cz, TicketPortal, tel. 224 091 439, http://www.ticketportal.cz, TicketPro, tel. 234 704 234, http://www.ticketpro.cz Jazz at the Prague Castle: 15 Wed. Didier Lockwood: Tribute to Stephan Grappelli – this is Lockwood’s tribute to the legendary jazz violinist Grappelli, in conjunction with the Jazz at the Prague Castle festival. More info at http://www.jazznahrade.cz – Spanish Hall – 8 p.m. Christmas at the Prague Castle: 17 Fri. Chorea Bohemica – music and dance ensemble performing traditional folk art, this time focusing on traditional folk Christmas – Spanish Hall – 7 p.m. 18 and 19. Chorea Bohemica – Spanish Hall – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. 20 Mon. Schola Gregoriana – concert – an overview of Advent gospels – Basilica of St. George – 7 p.m. GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS NATIONAL GALLERY IN PRAGUE (NÁRODNÍ GALERIE V PRAZE) Prague 1, Staroměstské nám. 12, http://www.ngprague.cz OPENING HOURS: All permanent National Gallery exhibitions are open daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The last tour of permanent and short term exhibits is at 5.30 p.m. Note: St. George’s Covent is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. including Mondays. NOTE: Partial closure of the Schwarzenberg Palace: 2nd floor will be closed to the public 25 Oct. – 7 Dec. Holiday opening hours: 24 Dec. – closed; 25 and 26 Dec. – open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; 31 Dec. – open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1 Jan. 2011 open 12 noon – 6 p.m. (excluding St. Agnes of Bohemia Convent). Note: St. Agnes of Bohemia Monastery Churches will be closed 1 Jan. 2010. THE HOUSE OF THE BLACK MADONNA (DŮM U ČERNÉ MATKY BOŢÍ) The Czech Cubist Museum (Muzeum českého kubismu) Prague 1, Ovocný trh 19, tel. 224 211 746 Handicap accessible. Directions: metro A, B to Můstek st. or Náměstí Republiky st. Admission: full CZK 100, reduced CZK 50, family CZK 150. EXHIBITION: Czech Cubism – exhibition mapping out Czech cubist art since its beginnings to the mid 50’s of the 20th century (E. Filla, J. Čapek, B. Kubišta). GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS: More information at http://ngprague.cz. ST. AGNES OF BOHEMIA CONVENT (KLASTER SV. ANEŢKY ČESKÉ) The National Gallery old art collection Prague 1, U Milosrdných 17, tel. 221 879 111, 224 810 628, 221 879 216, 221 879 225 Directions: metro A to Staroměstská st., metro B to Náměstí Republiky st., tram 5, 8, 14, 26 to Dlouhá třída, tram 17 to Právnická fakulta st., bus No. 133, Dlouhá třída, Na Františku Hospital. Admission: full CZK 150, reduced CZK 80, family CZK 200. PERMANENT EXHIBITION: Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe. Czech Gothic art (Master of the Vyšší Brod Altar, Master of the Michle Madonna, Master Theodoric, Master of the Třeboň Altar, works of beautiful style, Master of the Altar of the Knights of the Cross, Master of the Litoměřice Altar, Master IP), German and Austrian art (Master of Winkler’s Epitaph, A. Altdorfer, Lucas Cranach sr.), medieval arts and crafts. Tactile exhibition of 13 – 15th century Czech medieval sculpture casts. North wing of the Cross Corridor in the convent. ST. GEORGE’S CONVENT (KLASTER SV. JIŘÍ) 19th Century Art Collection Prague 1 – The Prague Castle, nám. U svatého Jiří 33, tel. 257 531 644, 257 530 543, 257 535 829–30 Directions: metro A to Malostranská st., tram 12, 18, 20, 22 to tram 22 to Prague Castle st. Admission: full CZK 150, reduced CZK 80, family CZK 200. EXHIBITION: 19th Century Art. New 19th Century Art exhibition featuring painting, sculpture and applied arts. The show is designed to present an overview of all important art genres and their respective representatives (J. Navrátil, the Mánes family, A. Kosárek, K. Purkyně, M. Aleš, J. Schikaneder, V. Levý, J. V. Myslbek...). EXHIBITIONS: 19th century artist profiles – exhibition space: Vojtěch Bartoněk (1859–1908) Graphic Art Cabinet: Slavonic Orient. Balkan themes in 19th century drawings and graphic art. Until 23 Jan. 2011. GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS: More information at http://ngprague.cz. KINSKÝ PALACE (PALÁC KINSKÝCH) Old Word Art exhibit Prague 1, Staroměstské nám. 12, tel. 224 810 758 Handicap accessible. Directions: metro A – Staroměstská St. NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION: Ancient Art and Mediterranean Art from the National Gallery and National Museum’s collections. From 17 Dec. 1st floor: Asian Art: Ancient Chinese art, Chinese graveyard art, Chinese Buddhist art, Tibetan Buddhist art. 2nd floor: Ancient Mediterranean Art: Ancient cultures in the Nile valley, civilizations in the Ancient Near East, cultures in the Aegean area and Cyprus Korean Art Japanese Sculpture and Korean Ceramics – tactile exhibition. SCHWARZENBERG PALACE (SCHWARZENBERSKÝ PALÁC) The National Gallery old art collection Prague 1, Hradčanské nám. 2 Handicap accessible. Directions: metro A to Malostranská st., tram 12, 18, 20, 22 to tram 22 to Prague Castle st. Admission: full CZK 150, reduced CZK 80, family CZK 200. Note: Partial closure of the Schwarzenberg Palace: 2nd floor will be closed to the public 25 Oct. – 7 Dec. PERMANENT EXHIBITION: Baroque in the Czech Lands. Art during the Reign of Rudolph II (H. von Aachen, B. Spranger, A. de Vries)/Baroque Scuplture (J. J. Bendl, M. B. Braun, F. M. Brokof)/Baroque Painting (K. Škréta, M. L. Willmann, P. Brandl, J. Kupecký, V. V. Reiner, N. Grund.)/Baroque fine crafts from the museum’s collections (basement). Basement: Archeological exhibition and tactile exhibition entitled Touchable Baroque. EXHIBITION: Roelandt Savery – painter from the court of Rudolf II. Organized by the National Gallery in Prague in cooperation with Broelmuseum in Kortrijk. Graphic Art Cabinet: 8 Dec. 2010 – 20 March 2011. GUIDED TOURS CAN BE SCHEDULED: Reservations at tel. 220 514 598, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For groups of up to 25 people, in several languages. Must be scheduled two weeks prior. STERNBERG PALACE (ŠTERNBERSKÝ PALÁC) The National Gallery old art collection Prague 1, Hradčanské nám. 15, tel. 233 090 570 Directions: metro A to Malostranská st., tram 12, 18, 20, 22 to tram 22 to Prague Castle st. Admission: full CZK 150, reduced CZK 80, family CZK 200. EXHIBITION: European Art from Antiquity to the End of Baroque. Exhibition was installed following the reconstruction of ceiling frescos. Icons; 15th – 18th century German and Austrian painting; 14th – 18th century Italian art; 15th – 16th century Dutch art; 16th – 18th century Spanish art, 17th – 18th century French; 16th – 18th century Flemish art. Exhibition also includes paintings by A. Bronzino, G. B. Tiepolo, El Greco, F. Goya, P. P. Rubens, H. Holbein sr. and A. Dürer. EXHIBITION: Works of masters from the Kolowrat Picture Gallery in Rychnov nad Kněţnou. Until 31 Dec. GRAPHIC ART CABINET: Antonín Birckardt’s Allegoric Tributes. Until 9 Jan. 2011. GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS: More information at http://ngprague.cz. WALLENSTEIN RIDING SCHOOL (VALDŠTEJNSKÁ JÍZDÁRNA) National Gallery exhibition space Prague 1 – Malá Strana, Valdštejnská 3, tel. 257 073 136 Handicap accessible. Directions: metro A to Malostranská st., tram 12, 18, 20, 22 to Malostranská st. Admission: full CZK 200, reduced CZK 100, family CZK 300. Note: The Karel Škréta exhibition takes place in two buildings: The Prague Castle Riding School and the Wallenstein Riding School. One ticket is good for both exhibitions. EXHIBITION: Karel Škréta (1610–1674): His Times and Work. From 26 Nov. GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS: For groups of up to 25 people, in several languages. Must be submitted at least two weeks prior at tel. 233 081 720, 233 081 721, e–mail: email@example.com. THE TRADE FAIR PALACE (VELETRŢNÍ PALÁC) Modern and Contemporary Art Collection of the National Gallery Prague 7, Dukelských hrdinů 47, tel. 224 301 111 Handicap accessible. Directions: tram 12, 14, 15 and 17 to Veletrţní st. Admission: full CZK 250, reduced CZK 120, family CZK 350. Each ticket is valid for multiple entry and can be used throughout the day. Internet Café and restaurant are located on the ground floor. EXHIBITION: 20th and 21st century art. Interdisciplinary exhibition of 20th century fine art featuring leading Czech masters in the form of monographic profiles or selections of their key artworks. Also on exhibit: 19 and 20th Century French Art collection as well as the International Art permanent exhibition. New exhibitions: Czech Art 1890–1930 – Trade Fair Palace, 3rd and 4th floor. EXHIBITIONS: Respirium on the 1st floor: Monet – Warhol/Masterworks from the Albertina Museum and Batliner’s collection. Until 7 Jan. 2011. 3rd floor – Graphic Art Cabinet: Jan Štursa. Until 27 March 2011. Respirium on the 5th floor: Finalists – 4th annual NG 333 and ČEZ Group Award. GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS: More information at http://www.ngprague.cz. THE PRAGUE CITY GALLERY (GALERIE HLAVNÍHO MĚSTA PRAHY) All exhibitions are closed Mondays. Updated information at http://www.ghmp.cz PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS: The Troja Chateau Prague 7, U Trojského zámku 1, tel. 283 851 614 The chateau will be closed during winter. The Bílek Villa (Bílkova vila) Prague 6 – Hradčany, Mickiewiczova 1, tel. 224 322 021 Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Featuring: František Bílek’s studio and an exhibition of early works, as well as a collection of his published works. The basement now houses the newly opened Bílek Centre with archive materials relating to his life. Bílek House in Chýnov 391 55 Chýnov u Tábora, Údolní 133, tel. 381 297 624 Opening hours: Please call to make an appointment. Admission: full – CZK 50, reduced – CZK 30. Sculptor František Bílek built his first studio villa in Chýnov in 1898 which is an original piece of architecture and a unique document of this Art Nouveau artist’s effort to create the ideal elegant environment for his work and family life. EXHIBITIONS: The House of the Stone Bell (Dům U Kamenného zvonu) Prague 1, Staroměstské nám. 13, tel. 222 327 851 Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Admission: full – CZK 120, reduced – CZK 60, student (a group of min. 10 students plus teacher) – CZK 20. Exhibition: The Royal Marriage – Elisabeth of Bohemia and John of Luxembourg – 1310. Exhibition th commemorating the 700 anniversary of King John of Luxembourg’s marriage to the Czech princess Elisabeth Přemyslid and his ascension to the Czech throne (1 Sept. 1310 in Speyer, the husband and wife were crowned 7 Feb. 1311 in Prague). It took place in the originally Gothic town palace with a corner tower which is considered a part of the town royal residence, adapted for the young royal couple shortly after their arrival to Prague. Also on exhibit: artefacts featuring minting, illuminated manuscripts and documents from the archives. The highlight of the exhibit: the Czech Royal Treasure discovered in Silesia with its main feature – the marital crown. Until 6 Feb. 2011. The House of the Golden Ring (Dům U Zlatého prstenu) Prague 1 – Ungelt, Týnská 6, tel. 224 827 022 Handicap accessible. Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: full – CZK 120, reduced – CZK 60, student (a group of min. 10 students plus teacher) – CZK 20. Exhibition: After the Velvet/Contemporary Czech Art influenced by the past. Long-term exhibit showcasing artists who are generations apart. Artists who founded their own schools within the past 20 years are now educating new artists. The exhibition will feature 20th century art legends whose work dates back to before 1989. START-UP: A new Prague City Gallery series focused on young and emerging artists. Admission free. Exhibition: Kryštof Pešek: Code. Kryštof Pešek (*1986, Prague) is an audiovisual arts student at FAMU. He researches moving images created using generative basis. Moving images undergo constant changes, their only permanency lies in the certain principle they are based on. This principle consists of code, a set of instructions entered into a machine by an artist. The thematic departure point is the polarity of the human as creator and audience on one hand, and technologies on the other. For the Start-up Project in the House of the Golden Ring, Kryštof Pešek prepared an exhibition entitled Code, where he will introduce the work with live generated images (Babel, 2010, Waltz of Determinism, 2008) as well as traditional video (Phased Pigeons, 2007). 2 Dec. 2010 – 2 Jan. 2011. Municipal Library (Městská knihovna ) – 2nd floor Prague 1, Mariánské nám. 1 (entrance from Valentinská street), tel. 222 310 489 Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: full ticket – CZK 120, reduced ticket – CZK 60. Exhibition: Václav Boštík. The exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of works from Boštík (1913– 2005). It is a result of extensive research into his work and legacy. Boštík is among the late 20. century Czech painters. Until 9 Jan. 2011. Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice) – 2nd floor Prague 1, Staroměstské nám. 1, tel. 224 482 751 Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: full – CZK 40, reduced – CZK 20. Exhibition: Miroslav Tichý: Shapes of Truth. This photographic project for the first time introduces work from Tichy, who has been overlooked for a long time. He is regarded as the enfant terrible of Czech photography, who has became quite famous abroad over the past few years. The exhibition will feature photographs from the collections of Gianfranco Sanguinetti, Juli Susin and Maxim Fedorovsky. A special catalogue with Tichy’s photographs and Gianfranco Sanguinetti’s essays was printed in the Kant publishing house. 15 Dec. 2010 – 6 March 2011. GALLERIES FROM A TO Z ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE GALLERY (GALERIE AKADEMIE MÚZICKÝCH UMĚNÍ V PRAZE) Prague 1, Malostranské nám. 12, Hartig Palace, http://www.gamu.cz, http://www.amu.cz Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Note: Closed on 24-26 and 31 Dec. 2010 and 2 Jan. 2011. Exhibition: Origin, Place, Landscape. The theme of space in the works of Czech-Israeli photographers. Works from the following photographers: Rudi Weissenstein (1910–1992), Tomás Ungar (1946–1997) and Jan Tichy (1974). Opening 14 Dec. at 5 p.m. Duration: 15 Dec. 2010 – 21 Jan. 2011. ALFA – GALERIE DÍLA Prague 1, Národní 37 (entrance from Uhelný trh 11 – at the back of Platyz), tel. 739 440 740 (gallery), tel. 603 720 983 (private), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.galerie–alfa.cz Opening hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (except holidays) Note: Also Sundays 12 noon – 6 p.m., closed from 24 Dec. Permanent sales exhibition of paintings; graphic works; sculpture; porcelain; ceramics; marionettes; textile and wooden toys; art-design; mixed media art; metal, textile, porcelain and ceramic jewellery; tapestries, lace work and glass. ARTINBOX – PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY Prague 1, Perlová 370/3, tel. 773 088 448, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.artinbox.cz Opening hours: Tue. – Sat. 11.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. Note: closed 23 Dec. 2010 – 1 Jan. 2011. Sales exhibit. Introducing the best of photography from its origins to the best contemporary works. Also offering works from the following artists: V. Bromová, F. Drtikol, E. Fuka, J. Funke, V. Chochola, M. Havránková, M. Luskačová, P. Mára, S. Pastor, J. Rössler, F. Skála, J. Sudek, J. Šibík, J. Štreit, P. Ţupník and unique collections of original daguerrotypes from the mid 19th century Czech painters. Exhibition: Jan Švankmajer: Collages from this outstanding film producer’s new film. 1 Dec. 2010 – 8 Jan. 2011. AT THE BETHLEHEM CHAPEL GALLERY (GALERIE U BETLÉMSKÉ KAPLE) Gallery – Antiques – Design Prague 1, Betlémské nám. 8, tel. 222 220 689, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibitions: Selection. Selection of works from the gallery’s depository: Born, Boštík, Grygar, Kolář, Kolíbal, Kučerová, Lada, Lhoták, Malich, Sýkora, Trnka, Váchal, Zrzavý, etc. Until 5 Dec. C+C. David Cajthaml/Michal Cihlář. 8 Dec. 2010 – 16 Jan. 2011. ČESKA POJIŠŤOVNA GALLERY Prague 1, Spálená 14, tel. 224 054 368, http://www.galeriecpoj.cz Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibitions: Martin Kuriš: NAVARANA. Latest paintings within the Landscapes and Figures in Contemporary Czech Art series. Until 12 Dec. Jakub Švéda. Latest paintings within the Landscapes and Figures in Contemporary Czech Art series. 17 Dec. 2010 – 6 Feb. 2011. DOX CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (CENTRUM SOUČASNÉHO UMĚNÍ DOX) Prague 7, Poupětova 1, tel. 224 930 927, 774 145 434, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.doxprague.org Directions: metro C to Holešovice Train Station, bus 5, 12, 15 to Ortenovo nám. St. Opening hours: Sat. – Mon. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wed. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., closed on Tuesdays. Note: Closed on 22 – 26 Dec. and 31 Dec. 2010 – 1 Jan. 2011. Admission: full ticket – CZK 180, reduced ticket – CZK 90. New multi-function spaces for presentation of contemporary international art, architecture and design in Holešovice. In addition to exhibition spaces, there is also a cafe, terrace, bookshop and store with design. Exhibitions: Artworks donated to the 16th annual humanitarian auction. Until 12 Dec. Planet Eden – Tomorrow’s World In Socialist Czechoslovakia in 1948–1978. Exhibition introducing visions of the future in Czechoslovak post-war art and pop culture. On display: original artefacts plus explanations provided using contemporary exhibition means. Exhibition extended until 13 Dec. Metropolis – Cryptic 257, Masker, Pasta, Point, Skarf, Tron. Exhibition featuring leading Czech street art and graffiti artists (the exhibition has just returned from the Expo 2010 in Shanghai). Masker, Pasta, Tron, Skarf, Cryptic 257 and Point will introduce their monumental installations specifically for the spaces of the DOX Centre. Until 31 Dec. Gilbert & George: Roads 1972–1992. The exhibition introduces the renowned artistic duo Gilbert and George to the Czech public by presenting six of their works from the period of 1972 to 1992. Both artists became famous in the early 1070s thanks to their specific type of performance called "live statues". Presently, they are renowned for their hand-coloured photographs combined with geometric designs into large formats overlaid with grids. Their works greatly influenced the 1980s-1990s generation of artists. The Rudolfinum Gallery features a parallel international exhibit entitled Decadence NOW! where Gilbert and George’s works will be put in this perspective. Until 2 Jan. 2011 2010 Jindřich Chalupecky Award. Featuring the finalists nominated for 2010 (Vasil Artamonov and Alexey Klyuykov, Václav Magid, Jakub Matuška, Alice Nikitinová and David Böhm, Jiří Franta). The 2010 finalist will be selected during the exhibit and the special prize award ceremony will take place 23 Nov. 2010. There will be a parallel exhibition of all finalists from 1990–2009 featuring works from 20 artists who had been awarded this prize. Also featuring a related exhibit – History – Remembering Jindřich Chalupecky. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Chalupecký’s birth and this past June marked the 20th anniversary of his death. Until 17 Jan. 2011. Accompanying programs every Monday and Thursday. More at http://www.doxprague.org. HOUSE AT THE WHITE UNICORN (DŮM U BÍLÉHO JEDNOROŢCE) Staroměstské nám. 15, Prague 1, tel. 222 313 909 Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Gift shop. Exhibition: Salvador Dalí – graphic works, sculpture. JAN SAUDEK GALLERY (GALERIE JANA SAUDKA) Prague 1, Celetná 9, tel. 222 313 064, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.saudekgallery.cz Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Permanent exhibition: The best works from this world famous photographer. JOSEF SUDEK’S STUDIO (ATELIER JOSEFA SUDKA) Prague 1, Újezd 30, tel. 251 510 760, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.sudek–atelier.cz Opening hours: daily except Mondays 12 noon – 6 p.m. Organized and owned by PPF Art. Exhibitions: Václav Jirásek: UPSYCH 316a. Latest photographs. Until 12 Dec. Jitka Horázná: Sunday Afternoon. Latest photographs. 22 Dec. 2010 – 6 Feb. 2011 KLEMENTINUM NATIONAL LIBRARY (NÁRODNÍ KNIHOVNA ČR, KLEMENTINUM) Prague 1, Klementinum 190, tel. 221 663 111 The National Library will be closed 24 – 26 Dec. and 31 Dec. 2010 – 2 Jan. 2011. EXHIBITIONS: Admission: CZK 5 (National Library readers free of charge), unless listed otherwise. Exhibition corridor – ground floor: Opening hours: Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Best Estonian Books of 2009. Introducing 25 best Estonian books and 5 children’s books of 2009. Until 29 Jan. 2011. Slavonic Library exhibition spaces – 3rd floor: Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adolf Zábransky's Slavonic Images. Slavonic themes in the works of this Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator (1909–1981). Until 8 Jan. 2011. KLEMENTINUM GALLERY Prague 1, Křiţovnická 190 Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: adults: CZK 60; seniors, students and children 10-15 years of age: CZK 40; groups of 10 or more people: CZK 40 per person; children under 10 free of charge. More information at http://www.nkp.cz. The Klementinum in Dates and Pictures. Klementinum, the precious Baroque hall in the centre of Prague has established a link with the National Library. The exhibition introduces the historic and artistic development of this building, the former Jesuit College, and to show its cultural and social importance. Until 19 Dec. KODL GALLERY Prague 5 – Mala Strana, Vítězná 11, tel. 251 512 728, 602 327 669, fax 251 512 726, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.galeriekodl.cz Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Permanent sales exhibition: Works of 19th and 20th century Czech painters. KUSKOVU GALLERY Prague 1, Biskupský dvůr 6, tel. 737 200 127, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.kuskovu.cz Opening hours: Tue. – Fri. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. EXHIBITION: KusKovu showcases art objects, decorative art and jewellery made utilizing metal and other materials in combination with it. KusKovu introduces works mostly from Czech artists, blacksmiths and jewellers, both experienced and new. It focuses on creativity and quality. The gallery frequently exhibits the works of metal artists. EVENTS: 11 Sat. Amelia Market. Sales exhibit of jewellery, fashion, design and cosmetics. Sale and sampling of Moravian wines from family vineyards. Fund-raiser for Amelia Centre Prague 8 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. LA FEMME GALLERY Prague 1, Bílkova ul. 2 (across from the Intercontinental Hotel), tel./fax 224 812 656, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.glf.cz Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 (7) p.m. Exhibition: Christmas mix – the best of the La Femme Gallery works. Paintings, sculptures and graphic works from Czech, mainly contemporary, artists: J. Šerých, L. Klusáček, M. Rittstein, M. Chabera, B. Jirků, T. Hřivnáč, E. Mansfeldová, J. Koblasa, J. Hendrych, J. Anderle, O. Zoubek, D. Perrier–Pešáková, Tylek, R. Kočí, D. Krejbich, V. Brunton, K. Pobříslo, J. Másler, J. Mocek, M. Pošvic, H. Purkrábková, L. Přibyl, I. Kitzberger, M. Gabriel, etc. 1 – 31 Dec. LANGHANS GALLERY PRAGUE Prague 1, Vodičkova 37, tel. 222 929 333, fax 222 929 336, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.langhansgalerie.cz Opening hours: daily except Mondays 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibition: LANGHANS PRAHA / From 1880 / One Name, One Place, One Theme. The exhibition will introduce selected photographs from the Eminent People Archives, as well as the principles and work of the Langhans Studio and its branches, its innovative conception of the advertising and graphic works and the significant architectural changes after 2000. Pawel Jaszczuk (*1978). Until 2 Jan. 2011. LOUVRE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY Prague 1, Národní 22, 1st mezzanine Opening hours: daily 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Exhibition: Eroticon. From the Tendence chapter in Fotograf magazine. Group exhibit. Until 31 Dec. MÁNES Prague 1, Masarykovo nábřeţí 250, http://www.galeriemanes.cz, http://www.orbis–pictus.com Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission: full – CZK 150; children 3–15 years, students up to 26 years, seniors and ZTP card holders – CZK 90 (limited access for wheel chairs). Exhibition: PLAY. World premiere of this new interactive exhibition which will be housed in the Mánes exhibition hall for the next three months. This is a continuation of the successful project entitled Orbis pictus Or…, designed by Petr Nikl. For the first time it is accompanied by the PLAY International Festival with workshops, music and theatre performances and film screenings. The PLAY Festival offers an outstanding program. Until 31 Jan. 2011. MIRO GALLERY – CHURCH OF ST. ROCH Prague 1, Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, tel. 233 354 066, fax 233 354 075, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.galeriemiro.cz, http://www.trebbia.eu Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitions: Richard Jordan (USA): Notes of My Thoughts. Until 4 Dec. Dream and Reality. Nicole Bianchet (*1975) USA, Marianna Gartner (*1963) Canada, Till Rabus (*1975) Switzerland, Diana Rattray (*1947) UK, Pia Stadtäumer (*1959) Germany, Dimitris Tzamouranis (*1967) Greece, René Wirths (*1967) Germany, etc. 8 Dec. 2010 – 26 Feb. 2011. NOVÁ SÍŇ Prague 1, Voršilská 3, tel. 224 930 255, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.galerienovasin.cz Opening hours: daily except Mondays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Note: 24 – 26 Dec. – closed; 31 Dec. open 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; closed 1 Jan. 2011. Exhibitions: Britt Boutros Ghali: Paintings. Exhibition of paintings from this Norwegian painter living in Egypt. Ghali is an abstract expressionist painter. Until 12 Dec. Štefan Prukner–Bartůšek: Small Formats (1950s – 1990s). Štefan Prukner’s (*1931) expressive paintings draw from the basic traditions of 1920—1930s Slovak art. 15 Dec. 2010 – 2 Jan. 2010. OBECNÍ DUM (THE MUNICIPAL HOUSE) Prague 1, nám. Republiky 5, tel. 222 002 101, fax 222 001 100, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.obecnidum.cz CLUBHOUSES OF THE MUNICIPAL HOUSE: Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Note: 24 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 31 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibitions: St. Wenceslas's Crown. Jiří Urban is the author of the exhibited copy of this coronation jewel. Ondřej Kavan – Prague with Love. Photographic exhibition. 3 – 30 Dec. EXHIBITION HALLS OF THE MUNICIPAL HOUSE: Note: 24 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 31 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibition: th Amedeo Modigliani. Exhibition of works from this early 20 century Italian artist prepared by the Vernon Gallery in cooperation with the Italian curator Serena Baccaglini. On display: paintings and drawings as well as his life story. More at http://www.galerievernon.com, http://www.amedeomodiglianiprague.com. 9 Dec. 2010 – 28 Feb. 2011. OLD TOWN HALL – CROSS CORRIDOR AND KNIGHTS’ HALL Prague 1, Staroměstské nám. 1 Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibition: Czech Press Photo 2010. Until 31 Jan. 2011. PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY Prague 1, Stříbrná 2, tel. 603 186 470, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.fotografic.cz Opening hours: daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Exhibitions: Erwin Staeheli: Passage. Long spaces leading to other spaces. Exhibited images display empty rooms and landscapes in France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Erwin Staeheli (*1955, Basil) has exhibited his images in 11 photographic exhibitions in Switzerland, Frand, Czech Republic, Japan and USA. More at http://www.winpic.ch. Until 4 Dec. Evţen Sobek: Blue Life. Who are the owners of houses made out of recycled materials? What has motivated the people to build their second homes in an environment whose magic is depleted after several stays? Evţen Sobek (*1967) is a Czech photographer, member of Choice Images. He studied in the Czech Republic, Austria, Israel and Japan. More at http://www.evzensobek.com. 6 Dec. 2010 – 2 Jan. 2011. ST. GILES MONASTERY (KLASTER SV. JILJÍ) Prague 1, Jilská 7A, tel. 725 435 455 (box office), e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.vystava–dominikani.cz Opening hours: daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Opening hours: Until 30 Nov. Wed. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m., from 1 Dec. Tue. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Note: 22 – 24 Dec. – closed; 25 Dec. open 1 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.; 26 and 27 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Admission: exhibition and program for children – full: CZK 80; students (16–25 years), seniors from 65 – CZK 50; family ticket (2 adults and 1–3 children) – CZK 120; children 6–15 years – CZK 20; children under 6 years, teachers, ZTP and ZTP/P ID holders – free; admission to accompanying events – by donation. EXHIBITION: Hic Sunt (Domini) Canes. Out in the Open Yet Hidden/An Island of History in the Ocean of City. Nine centuries of rich history of this Dominican monastery. This almost unknown island in the heart of the Old Town will for the first time open its gates and offer visitors a new view of significant events, saints and personalities related to the medieval collegiate chapter, as well as the later, still functioning, Order of Preachers. The contemporary life of this order is documented by a series of black and white photographs from Jan Diviš entitled Dominicans 2010. S.V.U. Mánes DIAMANT GALLERY Prague 1 – Nové Město, Spálená 4, entrance: the corner of Lazarska and M. Rettigova, tel. 224 930 324 Opening hours: daily except Mondays 12 noon – 6 p.m. Note: closed 24 – 26 Dec. Exhibition: Josef Gočár/Otakar Novotný. Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the births of these two leading Czech architects. Opening 1 Dec. at 6 p.m. Duration: 2 – 30 Dec. THE 5TH FLOOR GALLERY (GALERIE 5. PATRO) Prague 1, Myslíkova 9, tel. 222 210 860, 608 238 402, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.artkunst.cz Opening hours: Wed. – Sat. 12 noon – 6 p.m. Note: Closed on 24 and 25 Dec. 2010 and 1 Jan. 2011. Exhibition: Pavel Brázda: Exhibition of new digital images and a small collection of works from the 1950s-1990s. 8 Dec. 2010 – 15 Jan. 2011. THE ANDERLE GALLERY The Pellé Villa public benefit company Prague 6, Pelléova 10, (approx. 150 m from metro A – Hradčanská st.), tel. 224 326 189, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.galerieanderle.cz Opening hours: daily except Mondays and holidays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibitions: African Primary Art Collection Jiří Anderle – selection of works Graphic art cabinet: Jiří Anderle: New drawings from 2010. Duration: 3 Dec. 2010 – 30 Jan. 2011. In Camera: Miroslav Štolfa: Paintings. 3 Dec. 2010 – 30 Jan. 2011. THE BŘEHOVÁ GALLERY Prague 1, Břehová 4, tel./fax 222 311 060, 222 311 065, http://www.galerie–brehova.cz Opening hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Gallery, Cafe, Wine Bar, Design Shop. Sales and exhibition gallery of painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography and interior design. Permanent exhibition: V. Preclík, J. Anderle, R. Augustin, P. Mandl, A. Ciarollo, V. Odstrčil, J. Husáriková, M. Martinec, I. Minařík, H. Hurtová, L. Horváth, V. Chaloupková, R. Mejsnar, M. Oberreiterová, R. Brančovský, J. Ulrich, B. Uţdilová, L. M. Wagner, B. I. Wagnerová, V. Zeman, J. Vacek, E. Jilemnická, L. and J. Moravec, E. Tomková–Towenová, I. Hasilová, J. Volf, L. Kuklík, K. Demel, O. Janeček, P. Bergr, M. Lesařová–Roubíčková, H. Storchová, K. Šafář, J. Paleček, P. Růţičková, J. Karel, S. Bém, I. Vranáková, P. Koník, M. Krajíček, J. Štohanzl, V. Klein, I. Markovičová, V. Klein, Květná Glass Works, etc. THE GALLERY AT LAZARSKA Prague 1, Lazarská 7, tel. 222 523 739 Opening hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibition: 20th century Czech art. F. Tichý, O. Janeček, L. Jiřincová, J. Trnka, J. Šlitr, etc. 29 Nov. – 31 Dec. THE GAMBRA GALLERY Prague 1 – Hradčany, Černínská 5, tel. 220 514 527 Opening hours: March – October: Wed. – Sun. 12 noon – 5.30 p.m., November – February: Sat., Sun. 12 noon – 5.30 p.m. Exhibition: Surrealism, Alchemy, L’art Brut, Media, Tactilism. THE JAROSLAV FRAGNER GALLERY Prague 1, Betlémské nám. 5a, tel. 222 222 157, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.gjf.cz Opening hours: daily except Mondays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibitions: Hamburg in Prague. Exhibition introducing contemporary architecture in Hamburg: the Berlin star Jürgen Mayer H. and sustainable architecture from Behnisch Architekten. Exhibition extended until 12 Dec. Věra and Vladimír Machonin 1960s-1970s. Introducing works from this leading Czech architectural pair whose works include Kotva Department Store, Thermal Hotel, DBK and the Czech Embassy in Berlin. 20 Dec. 2010 – 20 Jan. 2011. THE MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS IN PRAGUE (UMĚLECKOPRŮMYSLOVÉ MUZEUM V PRAZE) Prague 1, ul. 17. listopadu 2, tel. 251 093 111, fax 251 093 296, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.upm.cz Opening hours: Wed. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tue. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Note: 24 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 25 Dec. open 12 noon – 6 p.m., 31 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 1 Jan. 2011 open 12 noon – 6 p.m. Admission: permanent and short term exhibit: full CZK 120, reduced CZK 70, family CZK 200; short- term exhibit only: full CZK 80, reduced CZK 40, family CZK 150. Free admission to the main building every Tue. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PERMANENT EXHIBITION – STORIES OF MATERIALS: Stories of Materials – a large selection of artwork from the Museum of Decorative Arts’ collections dating from late Antiquity to the present. The Story of Fibre – exhibition of textiles and fashion Printing and Image – exhibition of applied graphic and photographic work The Art of Fire – exhibition of glass and ceramics Jewel Case – exhibition of metal and miscellaneous material Time Machines – exhibition of clocks and watches Exhibited item of the month: MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS’ EXHIBITION HALL: Room No. 13. In conjunction with the Decadence Now! exhibition. Visions of Excess – Rudolfinum Gallery – http://www.decadencenow.cz. Excess of Beauty: In conjunction with Decadence Now! Visions of Excess (located in the Rudolfinum) introducing an installation entitled Room No. 13 in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. It focuses on a wide spectrum of decadence manifestations in contemporary fashion and design. Josef Bolf, David Černý, Jiří Černický, Christian Humboldt, Zbigniew Libera, Niba, Erwin Olaf, Comenius Roethlisberger, Maciej Toporowicz. Until 2 Jan. 2011. SERVICES: UPM Cafe: Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 7.30 p.m., Sat. + Sun. 10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Museum shop: in the entrance hall. Exhibition catalogues, books on decorative arts, posters and replicas of art works. Opening hours: Tue. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wed. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. THE ROBERT GUTTMANN GALLERY Prague 1, U Staré školy 3 (back part of the Spanish Synagogue) Opening hours: daily except Sat. and Jewish holidays, winter season 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m., summer season 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: full – CZK 40, children under 6 free of charge, children 6-15 and students – CZK 20. Exhibition: Transports of Czech Jews to Belorussia 1941–1942. Exhibition documenting the stories of thousands of Czech Jews who were dragged to almost unknown ghettos and concentration camps in occupied eastern territories. The final part focuses on deportations to occupied Belarus. Ghetto Minsk, the concentration camp in Maly Trostinec and the Baranovic Train Station have become places where thousands of Czech Jews were murdered. Until 30 Jan. 2011. THE RUDOLFINUM GALLERY Prague 1, Alšovo nábřeţí 12, tel. 227 059 205, fax 227 319 293, e–mail: email@example.com, http://www.galerierudolfinum.cz Handicap accessible. Opening hours: From 30 Sept. Tue. and Wed. and Fri. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Rudolfinum Gallery is a part of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. Exhibition: Decadence Now! Visions of Excess. Exhibitions introducing decadent contemporary art works provoke public scandals but are equally accepted in society. It becomes apparent that a theme which is seemingly obsolete and out-of-date, such as censorship, once again makes an appearance on the scene in the context of the new political correctness. This exhibition presents contemporary artists and their works in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, and videos in five main areas, including Pop, extended by an independent installation, ―Room No. 13,‖ in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, which indicates current trends in fashion or design. Excess of Self: Pain (Damien Hirst, David Wojnarowicz, Gilbert and George, Cindy Sherman…)/Excess of the Body: Sex (Jeff Koonse, Joel Peter Witkin, Géza Szöllösi, Jake and Dinos Chapman…)/Excess of Beauty: Pop (David LaChapelle, Erwin Olaf, Pierre et Gilles, Paul McCarthy…)/Excess of the Mind: Madness (Matthew Barney, Gottfried Helnwein, Josef Bolf, Jürgen Klauke…)/Excess of the Life: Death (Keith Haring, Ivan Pinkava, Steven Gregory, Robert Mapplethorpe…). Curator: Otto M. Urban. Until 2 Jan. 2011. ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM: In conjunction with the Decadence Now! exhibition. Extensive accompanying program: film and theatre performances, music festivals and concerts, lectures, discussions, publications. More information can be found at http://www.galerierudolfinum.cz. THE VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA GALLERY Prague 1, Národní 30, http://www.spalovka.cz Opening hours: daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibition: Jiří Skála: You Are the Object, I Am the Stimulant. Exhibition featuring the Jindřich Chalupecky 2009 Award finalist. Until 2 Jan. 2011. THE ZTICHLÁ KLIKA GALLERY Prague 1, Betlémská 10, tel. 222 221 561, 222 222 079, fax 222 220 560, http://www.ztichlaklika.cz Opening hours: Mon. Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (except holidays). Exhibition: Permanent sales exhibit of graphic works, drawings and paintings. TOPIČŮV SALON Prague 1, Národní 9, 1st floor, http://www.topicuvsalon.cz Opening hours: Mon., Thurs., Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tue., Wed. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exhibition: Two Fifteen – Young Artists from Dresden and Prague. Anne Boese, Nikolás Dupont, Tony Franz, Nina Holzweg, Matěj Lipavský, Eugenia Mora, David Pešat, Petra Polifková, Adam Štech, Falk Toepfer, Benedikt Tolar. 7 Dec. 2010 – 7 Jan. 2011. VIA ART GALLERY Prague 2, Resslova 6, tel./fax/answering machine. 224 916 650, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.galerieviaart.com Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Note: closed 23 – 31 Dec. Exhibition: Michael Rittstein. Animal Monster. 7 Dec. 2010 – 28 Jan. 2011. VLTAVÍN GALLERY Prague 1, Masarykovo nábř. 36, tel. 224 933 960, fax 224 934 608, e–mail: info@galerie– vltavin.cz, http://www.galerie–vltavin.cz Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 12 noon, 1.30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Note: 24 Dec. open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., closed 25 and 1 Dec 2010 and 1 Jan. 2011. Admission by donation. Exhibition: Reynek, Rouault, Florian: Exhibition featuring Bohuslav Reynek, Czech graphic artist and poet and the internationally acclaimed French graphic artist and painter George Rouault. Opening 12 Dec at 6 p.m. Duration: 8 – 31 Dec.