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Members of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library receive admission to our exhibits, subscriptions to our biannual journal (Slovo) and our bi-annual newsletter (MOST), enrollment in our Time Travelers Program (including benefits at 100+ museums), and access to members-only events.

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It is with the help of our dedicated volunteers that the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continues to serve the community. We have tasks to engage all ages and abilities levels. Our volunteers reported advancing their communication skills and acquiring job skills.

Calendar of Events

We strive to provide informative, engaging, and most importantly – FUN events to the Cedar Rapids area. Our events focus mainly on the history of the Czech and Slovak people, with hands on workshops, informative history lessons, and exhibit opening receptions.

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February 2020

Tonight’s for Teens: Groundhog Edition

February 2 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Déjà vu has nothing on Phil’s day! Join the youth council for a night of breakfast and Groundhog Day.Cost: Free for teensSponsored by: CRST International

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Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art

February 8 @ 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The talk introduces Dr. Marta Filipová’s latest book that traces the influence of the changing political environment on Czech art, criticism, history, and theory between 1895 and 1939, looking beyond the avant-garde to the so-called peripheries of modern art. The period is marked by radical political changes, the formation of national and regional identities, and the rise of modernism in Central Europe - specifically, the collapse of Austria-Hungary and the creation of the new democratic state of Czechoslovakia. The monograph…

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Tonight’s for Teens: Shrek + Valentines

February 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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There are so many fun rom-coms out there, so our youth council will help take the stress out of picking one. Grab a couple friends, free food, and settle in for Shrek 2 – the most romantic movie!Cost: Free for teensSponsored by: CRST International

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*** Full *** Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 15 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until February 15, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! Space is limited, please RSVP for your…

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*** Full *** Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 15, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until February 15, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! Space is limited, please RSVP for your…

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Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 22 @ 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! You can see the completed painted folk…

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Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Exhibit Opening

February 27 @ 5:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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A collaborative folk motif (malované lidové motivy) will be unveiled by our special guest, Marie Švirgová, from Lanžhot, Moravia. Marie is a legendary Moravian folk artist, who has collaborated with Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow for a special folk motif dedicated to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The only other place in the world with this motif is in Švirgová’s hometown of Lanžhot. Learn more about Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Schedule of Events: 5:30 p.m. Reception with light…

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March 2020

Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Guided Tour

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow for a guided tour of the exhibition Heritage Caretakers of Moravia. This exhibition will tell the story of the incredible women, who wear and use folk art practices in their daily life. The exhibition will bring together different narratives to reweave the fabric of social life between generations and place — from the cognitive to the material forms that are shared in both cultural landscapes of south Moravia and in the USA.Cost: Paid admission, members…

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Music @ the Museum: Fareed Haque/Tony Monaco Trio featuring Paul Wertico

March 13 @ 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Fareed Haque- Guitar Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. He has spent much of his career defying expectations of what a jazz guitarist is supposed to do and sound like. With this trio, Haque continues to do this, collaborating with Tony Monaco on a hard-hitting organ combo and Paul Wertico on the drums. Tony…

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*Postponed* Artists as Activists Opening

March 27 @ 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* The NCSML is partnering with some of the District’s best chefs to bring you a collision of art and taste to celebrate the opening of Artists as Activists . We have asked the owner and executive chef of Rodina, Samuel Charles, and owner of Rawlicious, Jessica LaFayette, to choose works of art from this exhibition as inspiration for their own signature culinary interpretations. Four works of art will be featured in a food and drink pairing…

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