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Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey


Sitting in a living room during World War Two. Lying on the bunk in a steam ship on your way to America. What did it sound like? What did it feel like?

Experience it in the new permanent exhibit Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. See rare artifacts, experience cutting-edge interactive displays and celebrate your own culture with exhibits on puppets, music and art.

Visit the replica of the steerage section of a steamer ship that brought immigrants to America. Stand in Wenceslaus Square amidst shaking keys at the height of the Velvet Revolution. View a Tatra secret police car, an authentic JAWA motorcycle, a replicated communist watch tower, glass, porcelain and more.

This new 7,000-square foot, state of the art exhibit will show you why Faces of Freedom is everyone’s story.

Peter Sis: Cartography of the Mind


September 19, 2014 through March 1, 2015, Smith Gallery

This solo exhibition by Peter Sis, an internationally acclaimed artist, illustrator, writer and filmmaker, focuses on the artist’s poetic renditions of the unending quest for discovery. On view is a wide selection of his original drawings, watercolors and gouaches, re-telling and re-imagining the stories of people, who through their adventurous spirit, changed the course of the history.