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March 2019

*TOUR IS FULL* Guided tour of “National Treasure: The Art of Joža Uprka”

March 21, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: Free with your paid admission, RSVP required. Space is limited. Guided tour from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. **TOUR IS FULL** Galleries and store open late from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Please join us for a special guided tour of National Treasure: The Art of Joža Uprka before this exclusive exhibition closes on March 24! The guided tour is included with your paid admission and begins at 6:00 p.m. Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot. The galleries…

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April 2019

Lullaby: Babies in Slovak Folk Dress Opening

April 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Baby with a doll

You are invited to join us in celebrating the opening of our newest exhibition, Lullaby: Babies in Slovak Folk Dress. Special guest Slovak photographer Monika Klučiarová will perform a lullaby on the fujara. Helene Cincebeaux will talk about her more than 50 years of collecting Czech and Slovak folk dress and her adventures that went with it. Helene also will be available to sign copies of her books, A Treasury of Slovak Folk Dress and Slovakia! Traditions Old & New.…

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Family Folk Day

April 13, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: Paid admission required to see the exhibits; NCSML members always enjoy free admission.Our newest exhibition combines stunning Slovak folk dress (kroje) with adorable babies to create spectacular portraits. Special guest Slovak photographer Monika Klučiarová will be present Saturday morning. In celebration, we’re inviting kids and families to join us and learn more about kroje with fun activities. Don’t worry, there will be activities for adults too! Wearing kroj is encouraged, but not required. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Free drop-in activities…

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Revolution Starts in the Streets Opening

April 27, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Revolution-starts-in-the-streets-logo

Cost: FreeRevolution Starts in the Streets is a temporary public art installation of a replica Berlin Wall on the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library campus.  A common theme in revolution is the presence of art as a form of peaceful protest. To honor these street artists and the right to freedom of expression, this wall will serve as a collaborative, public art space and promote a community conversation about the fall of communism in Europe in 1989. Join…

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June 2019

Ink and Oil Exhibit Reception

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skala Bartizal Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: FreeJoin us for coffee, punch, and traditional Czech pastries during a reception for "Ink and Oil", an exhibition featuring intricate calligraphy and delightful paintings that will be on display in the Skala Bartizal Library from May 11 to August 18, 2019. This collection is a gift from Susi Bazelides, who is a descendant of the two featured artists, calligrapher Vaclav Vane and oil painter Vaclav Janda. Exhibit donated and reception sponsored by Susi Bazelides. Julie Vane Watts, Vane's granddaughter…

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Concept Pop, Or Invisible Elephants and the Flies that Bug Them

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Ganzeer Headshot

Join us for a free lecture from internationally known Egyptian street artist, Ganzeer, on June 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. A multi-layered artist active during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, street artist “Ganzeer”, like former Czechoslovakia President Vaclav Havel, faced the creative silencing of an oppressive government. Ganzeer will discuss his approach to creating art, including street art during the heat of the Egyptian revolution, performative pieces, printmaking, painting, video-art, and more. Ganzeer…

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Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer

June 7, 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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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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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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