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July 2019

Paco Rosic Lecture – Cancelled

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Paco Rosic painting

***This event has been cancelled*** Paco Rosic’s visit is part of NCSML’s Revolutions Starts in the Streets public art installation and programming.Cost: FreeRevolution Starts in the Streets is presented by Aegon Transamerica with contributing sponsorship by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Program Fund.

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August 2019

History on Tap: What’s a Luthier?

August 14, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wild Culture Kombucha Taproom, 210 N Linn St
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
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September 2019

Point of Space: Jan Kaláb Talk and Book Signing

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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When Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, graffiti was not to be seen in the Eastern World. In the nineties, as the country was opening itself to western influences, he became one of the pioneers of the local scene expressing himself with his iconic crew, the DSK. As his media transformed and he became a prominent contemporary artist, one thing remains: his unique point of view. Jan will talk about his past as a leading graffiti and street…

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History on Tap: Behind the Beat

September 11, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
winestyles, 4201 42nd St NE #170
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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October 2019

History on Tap: Hot Tamale Louie: Telling Stories Without Words

October 9, 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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Velvet Revolution Lecture

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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velvet-revolution

November 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution beginning in Czechoslovakia and to commemorate this historic event, the NCSML is honored to welcome, Josef Jařab, PhD. Dr. Jařab, was the first rector of Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic from 1989 to 1997. He has been a professor of English and American literature there since 1990 and director of the Center for Comparative Cultural Studies since 1996. His life has found him at the center of many significant moments…

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November 2019

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

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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March 2020

History on Tap: The era of the E.R.A. in Iowa

March 11 @ 6:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex.

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April 2020

*Postponed* History on Tap: Humanoid Robot Takeover

April 8 @ 6:30 PM
Kalona Brewing Company, 405 B Avenue
Kalona, IA 52247 United States
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Robots have integrated into our society, moving beyond manufacturing applications. Robots can now be found working in hotels, hospitals, and schools.

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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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