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November 2019

Fall of the Wall Celebration

November 9, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us on the actual 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as we tear down our replica Berlin Wall. Come help us celebrate freedom and democracy as a community! Remarks begin at 3:30 p.m. at the wall followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in Rozek Grand Hall. (Rain location: Grand Hall) Stick around afterwards for an 80’s after party at Lion Bridge.Cost: FreeThank you to our sponsors! Presented by: Collins Aerospace with contributing sponsorship…

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Tribute to Milan Rastislav Štefánik

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Skala Bartizal Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the United States, Ivan Korčok, and the NCSML invite you to a Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the death this key historical figure. Milan Rastislav Štefánik (21 July 1880 – 4 May 1919) was a Slovak politician, diplomat, aviator, and astronomer. During the World War I, he served as a general of the French Army and later as the first Minister of War of Czechoslovakia. As one of the leading members…

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February 2020

Hubert’s Night Owls

February 23 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special needs. We will have additional activities and crafts for the little ones and fewer distractions in our exhibits for a more sensory-friendly experience.Cost: Normal admission.

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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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*Event full* The Museum Guild presents an Afternoon Tea

February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the opening of the exhibition, Heritage Caretakers of Moravia, join us for a classic tea party and conversation. What role does clothing play in our everyday lives? How is it an expression of who we are, where we have come from, and who we wish to be? Nic Hartmann, NCSML Director of Learning & Civic Engagement, will discuss these questions in relation to the new exhibit. Delicious pastries provided by Guild Members with tea and coffee from the…

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March 2020

*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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April 2020

*Postponed* Artists as Activists Guided Tour

April 25 @ 1:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* Let’s decode contemporary art together. Through this discussion-based tour you’ll gain some useful tools to help break down the pieces in this exhibit, and gain a new appreciation for the abstract and conceptual. All knowledge levels welcome.Cost: Regular admission, members always free. Registration preferred.Presented by: CRST International

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July 2020

Hubert’s Night Owls

July 19 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special needs. We will offer a kit of activities and crafts for the little ones to take home to enjoy and fewer distractions in our exhibits for a more sensory-friendly experience.Cost: Normal admission. For more information regarding our accessibility, including financial assistance for visiting, please read more on our visit page.For additional information, need assistance, or…

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August 2020

Sapient: A performance exploring the intersection of dance, robotics, humanness, and labor

August 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for an outdoor art performance by Interdisciplinary Artist Amenda Tate. While three dancers perform a Polka and a contemporary freestyle, Amenda’s robot, Manibus, will translate those movements to a canvas with acrylic paint. “The whole process is like becoming a record of the moment in time, capturing the energy that is transmitted during a live performance,” Tate says. “The project captures the movement and that turns the medium into a new art form.” While Manibus is a robot,…

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September 2020

Artists as Activists Virtual Talk & Tour

September 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about the Artists as Activists exhibit from its curator, Charlotta Kotik, and see it virtually before it closes on September 20. This exclusive online event includes a live presentation by Charlotta Kotik on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. CDT and a tour of the exhibit with NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn that you can access at any time. Purchase any of the four packages to attend. Artists as Activists features artists who are responding to political oppression through their…

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