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June 2019

Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until June 8, 2019

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Ganzeer's artwork

Cost: $50 for adults; $20 for students of all ages (Recommended for ages 12 and over) The cost covers this two day event, Friday, June 7, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Learn design, drawing, painting, and cause a little havoc on our replica Berlin Wall in this two-day workshop led by internationally renowned street artist, “Ganzeer”. On the first day, Ganzeer will teach the various techniques and designing process for his type…

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October 2019

Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the GUITAR Member Opening

October 4, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Medieval To Metal

Join us on Friday, October 4 for an exclusive member’s only preview and exhibit opening celebration! See the Medieval to Metal exhibit from the National GUITAR Museum before it opens to the public. Members can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by an informative concert program, highlighting the history of the Dopyera brothers and the Dobro guitar. Schedule of Events: 5:30 p.m. Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the GUITAR open Museum Store Open Light hors d’oeuvres and a…

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Late Nights at the NCSML

October 8, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for a jewelry trunk show in the Museum Store featuring custom jewelry designed exclusively for the NCSML by Seattle artist Kelly Jones of Wraptillion Modern Industrial Jewelry and modeled by Alisabeth Von Presley. Get 25% OFF custom guitar inspired Wraptillion Jewelry this night only!Late Night Schedule: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Rock Band Challenge with AVP in the Hemphill Theater 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Signing of Diamonds in the Blackout CD by Alisabeth Von Presley in the Museum Store…

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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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Art Connects US

Art connects us. Art connects cultures, people, and communities across the globe. The Art Connects US silent auction will support the livelihood of artists across the globe and help the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continue our work of connecting people to the Czech and Slovak culture.

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