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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.

Opening September 19, 2014 - Peter Sis: Cartography of the Mind


September 19, 2014 through January 4, 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.

Tickets to the opening reception, featuring the artist himself, are available online.

On Death and Horses and Other People

Anderson Gallery
On Death and Horses and Other People will be at the NCSML through September 30. This is a stunning collection of photographs on loan from the photographer, Marketa Luskacova. Luskacova began to document the Czech Carnival (Masopust) in 1998 and has photographed more than 40 carnivals in Bohemia. The exhibit is comprised of photographs made as the costumed people of Roztoky, a small town near Prague, walked across fields and over Bare Hill to the neighboring village of Unetice.

Exhibition Fees*

 Members  Free
 Adults  $10
 Seniors  $9
 Students (with ID) 14+  

 Youth 6-13  $3
 Children 5 and under


*Admission also includes the exhibit Rising Above: the Story of a People and the Flood located in the Kosek building, 87 Sixteenth Ave. SW. Special group tour rates available.

**Individual/ Family Members: Bring Membership Card

Corporate Members: Bring Proof of Employment (Business Card is sufficient)

Group Rates

Advance reservation required for group rates. Please visit our Group Tour Packages page for details.