Compact archive July 26, 2007

Interesting exhibitions in Prague this summer

Do you want to visit any of Prague museum or gallery exhibitions during your stay in Prague this summer? We bring you a short list of exhibitions that are worth seeing.

Sternberg Pallace near Prague Castle shows significant Rembrant van Rijn’s work of art – A Bearded Man in a Cap. The Trade Fair Palace offers the exhibition of present-day Zimbabwe sculptures. Zbraslav Chateau hosts an exhibition of Asian arts focused mainly on Korean art.

Wallenstein Riding School presents the works of famous Czech artist Jan Zrzavy, Emil Filla is presented in the Riding School of Prague Castle and sculptor Ladislav Zivr in Queen Anne’s Summer Palace in the Royal Garden.

The National Museum shows the beauty and uniqueness of Madagascar Island. Japanese culture is presented through the photographs by Joe Hloucha in Naprstkovo Museum (Betlemske namesti 1). A retrospective exhibition of Jindrich Styrsky is placed in the House At the Stone Bell in the Old Town Square. Neo Rauch’s exhibition can be found in the Rudolfinum Gallery.


Tour de Ski in front of Prague Castle

For Tour de Ski 2007 here

Hradcanske namesti (Hradcany Square) near Prague Castle will be the venue of the World Cup in cross-country skiing as well as the second stage of the Tour de Ski on 30th December 2007.

This information has been confirmed by former cross-country skier Katerina Neumannova and the director for cross-country skiing events for the International Ski Federation (FIS). Neumannova said that there no more beautiful place in Prague for the race.

Tour De Ski will consist of 8 races in 5 different places. The first two stages will take place in the Czech Republic, the rest in Germany and Italy. Prague will organize a free technique sprint. The points from the each Tour de Ski stage will be counted into the World Cup score, which might bring great cross-country skiers into Prague.

The track will start near the standpoint of Prague Castle guards and finish near Schwarzenberg Palace. The capacity of the square is about 10,000 people and there will be no entrance fee. The qualification for the race will start at 12:00, the main race at 14:00.

Carmina Burana Open Air Opera in Prague

Carmina Burana Open Air Opera on the Czech largest floating stage will tell the medieval story of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff and Polovetsian Dances by Alexander Bordin.

The 350 m2 floating stage can be found near Strelecky Island on the Vltava river in the historical centre of Prague. The show will present the performance of the Czech Symphonic Orchestra, vocal and ballet soloist, VUS choire of the Charles University, the historical dance group Saltatio Vitae or the historical fencing and fireworks show by Spitfire Pyro Prague.

The performances will be held every day at 20:30 from 28th July to 26th August 2007. Tickets for 1,200 CZK can be bought via Ticketportal and Tickepro.


Museum Kampa in Prague might be fined for an advertisement

The Culture, Monument Care and Tourism department of the city of Prague wants to fine the Kampa Museum provided the museum won’t remove the sign on the building of the museum tempting to the new exhibition Andy Warhol – Disaster relics: Selected Prints.

According to the city edict, no covers are allowed on buildings in the historical city reserve, especially on buildings signed as a national monument, which is the case of Sovovy Mlyny, where Museum Kampa is located.

The art collector Meda Mladkova, whose foundation organizes the exhibition, is shocked by the possible fine. According to her, Prague should be glad to have an exhibition like this, an exhibition that enriches the cultural life of Prague.


Troja Chateau will be closed this Saturday

Troja Chateau Troja Chateau situated near the Vltava River in Prague-Troja will be closed this Saturday (28th July) and open again this Sunday. The interiors of Troja Chateau are used by the City Gallery. You can visit there an exhibition of paintings, beautifully decorated interiors or a museum of wine.

Lovers of classical music can visit Troja Chateau grounds this Sunday at 15:00 to enjoy the concert of Vivaldi quartet from the cycle Musical Walks. The admission is free.