Czech Center New York / The Bohemian National Hall - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Czech Center New York / The Bohemian National Hall. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “The American Art Fair” Exhibition

    “The American Art Fair” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2017-11-12 - 2017-11-15
  • poster for “The American Art Fair”

    “The American Art Fair”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2016-11-18 - 2016-11-21
  • poster for Anna Adler, Carolanne Patterson and Petra Valentová Exhibition

    Anna Adler, Carolanne Patterson and Petra Valentová Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-11-05 - 2016-12-09

    Fulbright Alumnae Exhibition 2016 – Selected Works by Anna Adler, Carolanne Patterson, and Petra Valentová. This exhibition is composed of work inspired by but not limited to the artists’ Czech-American...More »

  • poster for Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya “Qualia - Transcendence”

    Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya “Qualia - Transcendence”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2016-09-27 - 2016-10-27

    Qualia - Transcendence is a new installation by New York based multidisciplinary artists Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. Qualia - Transcendence is part of the artist’s Qualia Series. The series alters...More »

  • poster for “The Asia Art Fair”

    “The Asia Art Fair”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Calligraphy - Sculpture
    • 2016-03-11 - 2016-03-15
  • poster for Adela Wagner “Walk A Mile In My Shoes”

    Adela Wagner “Walk A Mile In My Shoes”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2016-02-04 - 2016-02-29

    “If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour. Before you abuse, criticize and accuse, Walk a mile in my shoes” “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” features conceptual portraits by Czech photographer...More »

  • poster for “The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair” Art Fair

    “The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair” Art Fair

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-01-20 - 2016-01-24

    At the same time the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair opens its doors on January 20 to 24, a half-dozen contemporary glass and ceramic artists will debut their masterworks side by side with renowned...More »

  • poster for “Subversive Tactics” Exhibition

    “Subversive Tactics” Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Performance Art
    • 2015-11-17 - 2015-12-15

    A multimedia exhibition including films, visual and performing arts by students of FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts), AVU (Academy of Fine Arts) and UMPRUM (Academy of Arts, Architecture...More »

  • poster for “The Asia Art Fair”

    “The Asia Art Fair”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2015-03-14 - 2015-03-17

    With over 30 dealers and galleries set to exhibit in this year’s March fair there will certainly be no shortage of exquisite art works to be coveted. Joining the fair will be galleries covering fine art...More »

  • poster for Vojtech Preissig “COURAGE OF AN ARTIST”

    Vojtech Preissig “COURAGE OF AN ARTIST”

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    • Media: Drawing - Film
    • 2015-03-03 - 2015-05-08

    Selected works by Vojtech Preissig Curated by Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita, Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Museum “The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for...More »

  • poster for “Eugenic Minds” Exhibition

    “Eugenic Minds” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Film
    • 2015-01-27 - 2015-02-26

    The exhibition Eugenic Minds is comprised of animations and paintings by Xenie Hoffmeisterová, documentary by Pavel Stingl, and literary artwork by Patrik Ourednik. The exhibition offers a timeless...More »

  • poster for “Metaplay” EXhibition

    “Metaplay” EXhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-12-10 - 2015-01-20

    The title of the exhibition – Metaplay – belongs to the world of virtual reality. It was first introduced by Myron Krueger in the early 1970’s within the concept of videoplace. Later, it was used in computer...More »

  • poster for “The American Art Fair”

    “The American Art Fair”

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2014-11-16 - 2014-11-19

    Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 12-6pm Tuesday, November 18, 12-8pm Admission: FreeMore »

  • poster for Jiri Voves “Inscriptions”

    Jiri Voves “Inscriptions”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-11-12 - 2014-11-30

    A thought and an idea materialize as a visible sign. Memory incorporates itself as an insistent record capable of surviving the extinction of its own civilization. Transience finds a form that lasts an...More »

  • poster for “The Asia Art Fair”

    “The Asia Art Fair”

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2014-09-17 - 2014-09-21

    Following the success of its first annual Asia Art Fair, the Bohemian National Hall (BNH) has announced that it will remount the popular fair in September 2014, with an expanded roster of international...More »

  • poster for Dominik Lang “Jindrich Chalupecky Award”

    Dominik Lang “Jindrich Chalupecky Award”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-09-11 - 2014-10-29

    “The tradition of Modernism, interrupted by World War II and the succeeding totalitarian regimes, continues to pose questions for young artists from Central and Eastern Europe. Dominik Lang chose to answer...More »

  • poster for Peter Sis “Cartography of the Mind”

    Peter Sis “Cartography of the Mind”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2014-05-07 - 2014-09-01

    Solo exhibition by Peter Sis, an internationally acclaimed artist, illustrator, writer and filmmaker, focuses on the artist’s poetic renditions of men’s unending quest for discovery. On view is a wide...More »

  • poster for “YOU. Never Too Close” Exhibition

    “YOU. Never Too Close” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-03-19 - 2014-04-27

    Look at these photographs. They capture a world that seems improbably neat. A life that appears always ready to pose in front of the lens. Nevertheless, after being captured this world lives on with the...More »

  • poster for Barbora Klimova and Eva Kotatkova “Report on the Reconstruction of the Past”

    Barbora Klimova and Eva Kotatkova “Report on the Reconstruction of the Past”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-01-28 - 2014-03-11

    Curated by Vit Havranek The exhibition in the Czech Center Gallery is taking place in parallel with the Report on the Construction of a Spaceship, a show of ten years’ activity of the tranzit.org network...More »

  • poster for “New York Ceramics Fair”

    “New York Ceramics Fair”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-01-22 - 2014-01-26

    oday’s jewel in the crown of New York’s Winter Antiques Week, The New York Ceramics Fair, brings together a carefully selected and distinguished international group of around 36 galleries offering all...More »

  • poster for “50.0833° A, 14.4167° V 40.6700° Z, 73.9400° F” Exhibition

    “50.0833° A, 14.4167° V 40.6700° Z, 73.9400° F” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2013-11-13 - 2014-01-13

    An exhibition curated by Nathalie Angles combines a Czech artist Adam Vackar and a New York based artist/performer Zachary Fabri. Adam Vackar is also part of the Residency Unlimited, a residency program...More »

  • poster for Magdalena Jetelova “Multiplication of Horizons”

    Magdalena Jetelova “Multiplication of Horizons”

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts
    • 2013-09-12 - 2013-11-03

    Magdalena Jetelova is mostly known for her works that deal with landscape and spatial installations and for her innovative use of new technologies including the laser beam. Her exceptional work is themed...More »

  • poster for “Poison Green” Exhibition

    “Poison Green” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-06-26 - 2013-09-02

    Rather than painting green and romanticizing nature, the artists and concepts, presented in Poison Green interrogate and study the complexity of our environment, examining the consequences of the urban,...More »

  • poster for Mark Ther "Das Wandernde Sternlein"

    Mark Ther "Das Wandernde Sternlein"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2013-03-21 - 2013-05-09

    To enumerate all the possibilities of meaning and pathos one finds in the vast oeuvre of Mark Ther, who, in his late 20s, has already become a prolific video artist in the Czech Republic, one would have...More »

  • poster for "Out of the Circle" Exhibition

    "Out of the Circle" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-01-28 - 2013-03-12

    The exhibition Out of the Circle introduces two artists from former Czechoslovakia: the Czech artist Jiri Kovanda, the pioneer of the Czech conceptual and performance art, together with the Slovak artist...More »

  • poster for "Grayscale Imprints" Exhibition

    "Grayscale Imprints" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Film
    • 2012-10-25 - 2013-01-15

    The exhibition introduces the works of photographer Emila Medkova and sculptor Zbynek Sekal, eminent figures of the Czech art scene during the fifties and sixties, and projection of experimental films...More »

  • poster for "Orbis Pictus - Play Well" Exhibition

    "Orbis Pictus - Play Well" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-06-26 - 2012-10-17

    The Czech Center New York presents "Orbis Pictus - Play Well", a series of site-specific installations in which artists and children will collaborate to create experiences in visuals, sound and motion....More »

  • poster for "Invitation" Exhibition

    "Invitation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2012-04-18 - 2012-05-29

    Presentation international, glass sculptures and objects were made by artists from Czech Republic, Israel, Korea, Slovakia, USA, Luxembourg and France Exhibition presents works by artists who have started...More »

  • poster for "There is Nothing There" Exhibition

    "There is Nothing There" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-03-08 - 2012-04-11

    "There Is Nothing There" brings together a number of artists under a shared Czech sensibility—an attachment to and interest in notions of place and belonging, and the ways in which these ideas are deeply...More »

  • poster for "Milos Forman – 80" Exhibition

    "Milos Forman – 80" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2012-02-02 - 2012-02-29

    Exhibition of posters for films by Milos Forman The exhibition will introduce 30 posters for films that Forman made both in Czechoslovakia and in the US. The core of the presentation are posters from...More »

  • poster for "Gym Lessons The Youngest Art from the Czech post-industrial Periphery" Exhibition

    "Gym Lessons The Youngest Art from the Czech post-industrial Periphery" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation
    • 2012-01-19 - 2012-02-23

    The exhibition Gym Lessons presents a selection of the latest works by students from the Faculty of Art and Design at the J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem. Exercise in its very real form is...More »

  • poster for "Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance, 1968–1989" Exhibition

    "Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance, 1968–1989" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2011-11-10 - 2012-01-02

    Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance presents 120 rarely seen handmade books, journals, and other original works on paper that circulated secretly during the years between the Prague Spring and the Velvet...More »

  • poster for Vasil Artamanov and Alexey Klyukov "Socialism"

    Vasil Artamanov and Alexey Klyukov "Socialism"

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Video installation
    • 2011-09-22 - 2011-11-02

    The show “Socialism” by Vasil Artamanov and Alexey Klyukov, is a site-specific project created specifically for the Gallery of the Czech Center New York reflecting their fresh, first time experiences...More »

  • poster for "Home Art: Exhibition of Czech Fold Design from the 1950s–1980s"

    "Home Art: Exhibition of Czech Fold Design from the 1950s–1980s"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2011-06-17 - 2011-09-15

    Home Art is a phenomenon that arose in the second half of the 20th century in communist Czechoslovakia. It was made by people with no art education and with no ambition beyond an intent to create a piece...More »

  • poster for “Seeing New York” Exhibition

    “Seeing New York” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2010-09-16 - 2010-10-15

    The artworks in “Seeing New York” range from subtle reflections and quotations to powerful and imaginative gestures, addressing different aspects of the New York experience -and their conceptual implications-...More »

  • poster for "Talking Glass" Exhibition

    "Talking Glass" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-06-17 - 2010-09-10

    The unique exhibition Talking Glass is a result of a creative encounter of glass artist Borek Sipek and didgeridoo player Ondrej Smeykal. The exhibition will be opened on June 17th in New York. A musical...More »

  • “CZECH SELECTION/10” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2010-05-18 - 2010-06-11

    At this exhibition Czech firms will attract public attention through their products’ technical execution and quality of materials and their inventive approach to design. Represented are both large, time-honored...More »

  • poster for "Substantialis Corporis Mixti" Exhibition

    "Substantialis Corporis Mixti" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Film
    • 2010-05-07 - 2010-05-14

    The exhibition explores how the aggregation of imperceptible bodies (aggregatione corporum insensibilium), including toxic chemicals or produced as byproducts of consumer waste, impact the nature of our...More »

  • poster for "Disappearing Act II" Film Program

    "Disappearing Act II" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-04-08 - 2010-04-17

    Following the success of the first edition of Disappearing Act, in 2009, and highlighting the vitality of European cinema, this year's program presents 17 contemporary European films that have made a name...More »

  • poster for "re-do-re-think-re-play" Exhibition

    "re-do-re-think-re-play" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Architecture - Sculpture - Installation - Media Arts
    • 2010-03-02 - 2010-04-01

    The exhibition presents work of contemporary Czech artists, which have in common a transformative approach in their practice. Objects, environments and urban concepts are revisited offering a new, alternative...More »

  • poster for Eva Kotatkova “A House Is Not a Home”

    Eva Kotatkova “A House Is Not a Home”

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Installation - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-01-28 - 2010-02-26

    Eva Kotatkova’s work is an exploration of common social structures and their rules, everyday rituals and stereotypes, as well as the role of the individual and his/her search for a place in this society....More »

  • poster for Radim Labuda "If You See Something"

    Radim Labuda "If You See Something"

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-12-03 - 2010-01-15

    The installation entitled "If You See Something” by Radim Labuda is composed of video material collected while the artist stayed at ISCP residency in New York in the fall of 2009. Videos by Radim Labuda...More »

  • poster for "TRANSFER" Exhibition

    "TRANSFER" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-11-03 - 2009-11-30

    The project TRANSFER shows the work of 28 contemporary Czech painters summarizing painting in the Czech Republic in the horizon of the past two decades. The show reflects four significant tendencies in...More »

  • poster for "Melting the Pot" Exhibition

    "Melting the Pot" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-09-10 - 2009-10-02

    A show by seven New York-based artists of Czech origin addressing the theme of cultural shifts and the influence of relocation on their artistic practice. The show is working with the idea of reversing...More »

  • Summer On the Roof Film Series

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-05-28 - 2009-10-01

    Czech films and Manhattan views on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall. Films are screened at dusk every Thursday until October 1st. In case of bad weather films will be screened at 8:30 pm in the...More »

  • Veronika Lukášová Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-05-01 - 2009-05-30

    Lukašova’s curiosity of peculiar and quintessentially American life led to projects on County Fairs, Demolition Derbies, American Seniors, and Christian themed amusement parks. Her large-scale panorama...More »

  • poster for Catherine Cabaniss Exhibition

    Catherine Cabaniss Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-06 - 2008-12-31

    Work in the exhibit by Catherine Cabaniss will include paintings made in Prague from 2004-2006. Also included will be 4 collagraphs from the artist's body of work "Water-Based."More »

  • "2nd Annual Meet Contemporary Czech Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Crafts - Other
    • 2008-05-15 - 2008-09-15

    This spectacular exhibition features designers who refuse to be tied in by the conventions of traditional art. Whether their work is ultra-modern or utterly contemporary, all these artists are definitely...More »

  • poster for "Private Century Series – With Kisses from Your Love"

    "Private Century Series – With Kisses from Your Love"

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-05-06 - 2008-05-06

    With Kisses from Your Love (Dir. Jan Šikl) 2006, 52 min, in Czech with English subtitles.History is a mosaic of unrepeatable human destinies. The last part of the cycle Private Century deals with the 40s...More »

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