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Exhibition: The Velvet Revolution 1989

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Czech Center New York

321 East 73rd Street

New York, NY 10021

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Exhibition curated by the National Museum of the Czech Republic to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

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OPENING NIGHT: October 30, 7PM in the Gallery

ON VIEW: October 30, 2019 - January 12, 2020

The exhibition will focus on historical context of the revolution as well as explain the circumstances under which the Communist Party initially took power. A set of illustrations by well renowned young Czech artistic duo Tomski and Polanski will take you on a stroll through historical development of the Czechoslovakia from the end of the WWII. It will explain in detail the hardships Czechoslovakia went through right up until its amicable split of in 1993.

A timeline of the historical events will give visitors the desired context of events leading up to the demonstrations with emphasis on development in bordering countries. Complemented by original radio and TV footage, the exhibition will give its visitors an insight into the revolutionary movement and will also explain the importance of figures such as Václav Havel, Alexander Dubček or even Šimon Pánek.

This overall insight into the minds and lives of everyday people who lived in Czechoslovakia, as well as to the minds and lives of political representatives, whether those who seized the power along the Communist Party lines or those who rose to power with the revolution, is one of a kind experience you cannot miss.

Photo Credit: P. Štecha

Partners:

National Museum of the Czech Republic

Slovak National Museum

Czech Centres

Czech Centre New York

Ministry of Culture Czech Republic

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic in the United Nations

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York

Bohemian Benevolent Literary Association

America Tours

Trebitsch Whisky

ČSOB

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