Permanent exhibition

1918–1938: First Czechoslovak Republic

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Address Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7
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Curator Anna Pravdová, Lada Hubatová-Vacková

The permanent exhibition on the third floor of the Trade Fair Palace was created on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. Based on the collections of the National Gallery Prague, complemented with loans from institutions and private collections, the exhibition introduces the rich and cosmopolitan art scene in the young independent Czechoslovakia between 1918 and 1938. The new exhibition of the National Gallery’s collections presents rich artistic activities of the young state in 1918–1938. Besides the paintings by prominent Czech, Slovak, Czech-German and Carpathian-Russian artists (Václav Špála, Josef Čapek, Jindřich Štyrský, Toyen etc.), are also shown the artworks from the National Gallery’s French collection (by Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and others).

The exhibition is interdisciplinary, presenting not only visual artworks but also other cultural forms that flourished during the first republic, such as book illustrations, design, graphic design, etc. Using art topography, it shows the diversity of the art production and the lively cultural scene of the period.

The exhibition presents the art of the first republic through the eyes of a 1920s and 1930s art goer and introduces prominent galleries, art clubs and institutions, as well as the important cultural centres of the young state. It primarily concentrates on Prague as an art centre with lively exhibition activity that focused not only on local artists but also on the most progressive names from all around Europe. However, the exhibition also addresses other centres such as Brno, Zlín, Bratislava, Košice and Uzhgorod. The curators partly reconstruct important exhibitions that were held in these centres during the first republic period (the exhibition of the Tvrdošíjní group, the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Brno, Poesie 32, the First Exhibition of Surrealists in Czechoslovakia).

The exhibition introduces important cultural events of the period and emphasizes the first republic’s cosmopolitan and multinational character. This approach aims not only to show with historical accuracy how wealthy and diverse the culture of the young state was but also offer inspiration for the present where the lack of historical knowledge often results in xenophobic attitudes. The permanent exhibition is accompanied by an extensive educational program.

Dates

Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace Permanent 1918–1938: First Czechoslovak Republic

Past events

Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 8/4/2020 15:30 Herna: Maskuj
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 8/4/2020 10:30 Herna: Maskuj
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 7/4/2020 15:30 Herna: Maskuj
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 7/4/2020 10:30 Herna: Maskuj
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 29/3/2020 14:00 Komentovaná prohlídka výstavy 1918–1938: První republika pro pedagogy
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 30/10/2019 15:30 Herna: Ve smyslu nesmyslu
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 30/10/2019 10:30 Herna: Ve smyslu nesmyslu
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 29/10/2019 15:30 Herna: Ve smyslu nesmyslu
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 29/10/2019 10:30 Herna: Ve smyslu nesmyslu
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 13/6/2019 15:30 Herna: Skály, řeky, hory, lesy
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 13/6/2019 10:30 Herna: Skály, řeky, hory, lesy
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 12/6/2019 15:30 Herna: Skály, řeky, hory, lesy
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 12/6/2019 10:30 Herna: Skály, řeky, hory, lesy
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 17/4/2019 18:00 Olga Uhrová: Státní nákup francouzského umění v roce 1923
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 17/4/2019 17:00 Komentovaná prohlídka pro pedagogy: Pražská umělecká scéna První republiky
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 3/4/2019 17:00 Komentovaná prohlídka pro pedagogy: Prvorepubliková umělecká scéna mimo hlavní město
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 20/3/2019 18:00 Komentovaná prohlídka expozice 1918–1938: První republika
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 20/3/2019 17:00 Komentovaná prohlídka pro pedagogy Design, užité umění a architektura
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 6/3/2019 17:00 Komentovaná prohlídka pro pedagogy Moderní galerie a státní nákup francouzského umění
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 23/1/2019 18:00 Surrealismus za První republiky 1918–1938
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 14/11/2018 19:00 Komentovaná prohlídka sbírkové expozice 1918–1938: První republika
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 28/10/2018 14:00 Rodinná vernisáž sbírkové expozice 1918–1938: První republika
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 28/10/2018 13:15 Státní nákup francouzského umění, slovenské umění v rámci Československa, Topičův salon
Praha 7, Trade Fair Palace 28/10/2018 11:15 Moderní galerie, Krasoumná jednota, Mánes

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