10 Autumn Exhibits for Art Lovers In Prague

From a large exhibit of Czech impressionism to the reopening of the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Czech capital is the place to be for art enthusiasts this fall

Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas

Written by Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas Published on 20.10.2017 11:46:28 (updated on 20.10.2017) Reading time: 2 minutes

The coming months see the opening as well as the closing of a number of major exhibits sure to appeal to the resident or visiting art enthusiast in the Czech capital.

Here are 10 must-see fall art shows in Prague:

The Echoes™ – 100 Years in Finnish Design and Architecture
October 20-30, 2017
Manes Exhibition Hall
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Opening today and running for a limited time, discover an engaging exploration and aesthetic narrative of Finnish architecture and design, created in honor of Finland’s centenary celebration.

Photo: www.echoes100.com

Pasta Oner
through November 9
Dvorak Sec Contemporary
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The Czech pop artist and street culture pioneer has a solo retrospective featuring acrylic painting, hanging paintings, sculptures, installations, and murals.

Through the Lens of Prague’s Photographer
through November 26
Malostranská beseda
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A large-scale exhibit devoted to the works of photographer Jiří Píša (Pražský Fotograf) whose dreamy shots of the Czech capital have earned him a devoted Facebook following.

Photo: Facebook / Pražský Fotograf

Adolf Loos Plzen
through November 29
Winternitz Villa
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Contemporary photographs and texts bring visitors the story of several residential interiors designed by the Czech master, which, apart from their exceptional original design, also excel in their troubled history.

Wassily Kandinsky Circle and Spot
through December 31, 2017
Veletržní palác
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The exhibition of international art presents a rare loan – the painting Circle and Spot by the eminent Russian painter, graphic artist, and art theoretician, a pioneer of abstract painting (1866–1944), who painted the iconic oil in 1929.

Light In a Picture: Czech Impressionism – Near and Far Inspirations
through January 7, 2018
Prague Castle Riding School
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Prague Castle presents the largest ever exhibition of Czech Impressionism, with 520 paintings by 78 artists loaned by more than fifty state and private institutions (including the National Gallery) on show.

Photo: www.hrad.cz

October 27-January 8, 2018
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Russian curator Sergej Serov, who asked distinguished designers and graphic artists to express their opinion towards the Russian Revolution, which happened 100 years before, in poster format. Seventy graphic designers from thirty countries participate in the project.

FRAME Prague Comics Art Festival
November 3-4
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A festival full of comics, zines and illustrations will offer 40 exhibitors plus workshops for grownups and kids, talks with local and international authors, new comic-book releases, and more.

Photo: FRAME / Facebook

The Sevens of Josef Lada (1887-1957-2017)
November 15-April 4
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Czech children’s books illustrator Josef Lada, famed for his renderings of the Good Soldier Svejk as well as his traditional scenes of Christmas in the Czech lands is being honored in an exhibit at Prague’s Dancing House that commemorates 130 years since his birth.

Museum of Decorative Arts / Photo: Europeana.eu

Re-Opening of the Museum of Decorative Arts
November 15
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Among the first exhibitions in the newly reconstructed space, A Century of Design and Decorative Arts is dedicated to 20th-century design; in March 2018 a retrospective of photographer Josef Koudelka is planned. A new third-floor exhibit space, restaurant, and shop will also open next month.

Also worth mentioning and covered in previous articles, Kristof Kintera at Rudolfinum and shoe designs by Manolo Blahnik at Kampa.

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