Silesia - a Pearl in the Bohemian Crown

That is the name of the exhibition that presents this notable and distinguished cultural region in Central Europe – Silesia, and it focuses on the three periods of blossoming mutual contacts and relationships in history between Czech and Silesia. Silesia, being strategically important as a neighbour to Poland, Hungary, Moravia, and Bohemia, became a crossroad of political and ideological tendencies and influence. This lead into many artistic activities that had impact on the artistic development in the whole Central Europe.

The event takes place in the Wallenstein Riding School in Prague (metro A station Malostranska), and it presents around 400 works of sculptures, paintings, drawings, crafts, relics, etc. These three periods mentioned earlier are a Gothic period called The Golden Age of Luxembourg Rule, the second part is The Glamour of Rudolfine Prague, and the final section is The Baroque Flamboyance of Monasteries and Palaces. An interesting catalogue (it’s quite expensive – 650 CZK for English edition) and a brief guide (60 CZK) is also available at the exhibition.

It is open daily except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm. The admission is 120 CZK (60 CZK reduced for students). Every first Wednesday in a month from 3 pm, the entrance is free. Who is in the mood for some history of the Czech Republic, this might be the right place, the exhibition ends on April 9.

Mar 6, 08:48 (Filed under: Culture )

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