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Fairy-tale World of Zdenek Smetana
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Exhibit: Fairy-tale World of Zdeněk Smetana

Sketches for animated works show highlights of a long career Czech children are likely to be familiar with the work of animator Zdeněk Smetana. He has been involved in animation since the1940s and his TV series are classics of their kind. Fairy-tale World of Zdeněk Smetana When: To Oct. 5, daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Where:… Keep Reading

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Mucha’s Slav Epic goes on display in Japan

Prague hopes to boost ties with Tokyo to encourage tourism Prague, July 12 (ČTK) — The Slav Epic, legendary cycle of 20 large historical paintings by Czech Alfons Mucha (1860-1939), will go on a three-month display in the National Art Center Tokyo, a significant Japanese gallery, Prague Deputy Mayor Václav Novotný (TOP 09) has told… Keep Reading

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Klimt painting, considered lost, unveiled at National Gallery

‘Lady with a Muff’ was thought to be missing for decades Prague, June 27 (ČTK) — The National Gallery (NG) in Prague today put on display Gustav Klimt’s painting Lady with a Muff from 1916–17, considered missing for decades. The painting was borrowed from a private Czech collection in which it has been since the… Keep Reading

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Czech museums highlight World War I from different angles

With 100-year of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination fast approaching, a ceremony in Brno will restage the fatal attack Brno, June 25 (ČTK) — Nine museums in Bohemia and Moravia have joined forces to highlight World War I from different angles, and their simultaneous series of exhibitions will be ceremonially launched at Brno’s Špilberk Castle Saturday, 100… Keep Reading

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Czech museums highlight World War I from different angles

With 100-year of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination fast approaching, a ceremony in Brno will restage the fatal attack Brno, June 25 (ČTK) — Nine museums in Bohemia and Moravia have joined forces to highlight World War I from different angles, and their simultaneous series of exhibitions will be ceremonially launched at Brno’s Špilberk Castle Saturday, 100… Keep Reading

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Noam Chomsky looks at language

Noted scholar received a gold medal from the Academy of Science It is hard to categorize Noam Chomsky. Judged by his writings he would seem to be several people: a political philosopher, a computer scientist and a language theorist. It was this third person who gave a talk at the Academy of Sciences in Prague.… Keep Reading

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Renowned painter Adriena Šimotová dies aged 87

Czech artist’s lyrical works included visceral installations and sculptures of the human face Prague, May 19 (ČTK) — Significant Czech painter and graphic artist Adriena Šimotová died in Prague this morning at the age of 87, her niece Michaela Šetlíková told the Czech News Agency. Šimotová, who also gained fame abroad, is an important representative… Keep Reading

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Pop star Iveta Bartošová dies

Czech singer killed by train in apparent suicide Prague, April 29 (ČTK) — Czech pop star Iveta Bartošová ended her life this morning by jumping into the path of an oncoming train in the district of Uhříněves on the outskirts of Prague, her husband Josef Rychtář said today. Prague emergency service spokeswoman Jiřina Ernestová told the… Keep Reading

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Easter whips up some Czech traditions

Willow rods, rattles other strange traditions mark the ‘great night’ of Velikonoce For many women in the Czech Republic, the Easter season, known as Velikonoce, is not their favorite time. Easter Monday is the national holiday, and traditionally it is a time when women get whipped with a braided rod of willow called a pomlázka.… Keep Reading

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Hollywood stars have arrived in wax

Madame Tussauds opens its first Prague exhibit, selfies encouraged You can pose with George Clooney, who has done the trick every secondary school boy tries: sitting on a sofa with his arm out, hoping a pretty woman falls into his embrace. The power couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in formal wear as… Keep Reading

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