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February 08, 2018, 11:52 AM
Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček kicked off the year-long "100th Anniversary of Czech Independence Celebrations" last evening at the Czech Embassy! The event featured the opening of the exhibit Masaryk as a Phenomenon, courtesy of the National Museum in the Czech Republic. The Ambassador opened the event talking of the greatness of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the founding father and first President of Czechoslovakia, who was a personality amongst all men. Director of the National Museum, Michal Lukeš spoke about the special exhibit focusing on the life of Masaryk as well as showed a short film dedicated to the President of the First Republic. To conclude the opening, staff from the Embassy of the Czech Republic sang the Czech National Anthem. Over 150 guests attended the event and enjoyed the interactive exhibit consisting of large standing panels of Masaryk, radio talks, and video projections. The exhibit reveals Masaryk’s worldly inspiration and broad influence as well as his critical thinking and courage to oppose the majority while defending justice and human values.
February 01, 2018, 11:07 AM
The American University Museum opened the exhibition Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria curated by Karina Kottová on January 27, 2018. The exhibition focuses on the fragile nuances of interpersonal relations while at the same time abstracting these notions into an examination of time and space. In an interview with THE HOYA, Vincourová describes the atmosphere of her artwork saying, “It's as if you are stretching this kind of elastic or rubber, and basically if you stretch it too much, it’s just going to break and fall apart, and this is the moment of tension both within the art piece and with the viewer." Fragility, both literally and metaphorically, is important to her exhibition. She said, "Instead of focusing on feminity, I am most interested in the larger concept of intimacy and the openness to speak about it." Check out the full article on the exhibition as well as the exhibition itself on view at the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center until March 11.
January 29, 2018, 10:00 AM
The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites Czech-American individuals, schools, businesses, and organizations from around the United States to submit a photo of what it means to be Czech-American to them in order to join in the 2018 celebrations of 100 years of Czech Independence.
January 01, 2018, 12:00 AM
The Czech people celebrate 100 years of independence and sovereignty in 2018. Collaborating on security and alliance throughout the century with the United States of America, the Czechs mark a centennial of struggle for freedom as well as the resolute establishment of a thriving democracy. This year, the Czech Republic rejoices in its prosperity and industry as well as mutual transatlantic inspiration and friendship.
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk with children in national costume and the "Truth Prevails" motto on the banner
Photo courtesy: Andrea Pohl