Curator tours at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Diana Baculis
Published: August 21 2012 | 2:01 pm - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 11:19 pm in
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Several curator tours will be given this fall at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) of two popular exhibitions.

On Saturday, Sept. 1, take a curator-guided tour of the exhibition, It All Comes Out in the Wash featuring damaged and delicate kroje (folk costumes) recovered and restored after the Flood of 2008. Curator Stefanie Kohn will describe the emergency preparations made before the water rose to record levels. She will show how museum and library staff, volunteers and the Chicago Conservation Center salvaged the embellished textiles from the devastation and returned them to their original brilliance.

Tour repeats Thursday, Oct. 11; Saturday, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 6. All tours begin at 2 p.m. inside the Petrik Gallery at the NCSML. Fee is included with paid admission to the gallery and is free for members of the museum and library.

Another tour with Curator Kohn will be on Thursday, Sept. 6, featuring the exhibit Alphonse Mucha: Inspiration of Art Nouveau. During this tour, Kohn will discuss the unique aspects of Mucha’s flowing elegant artwork, his life and why Art Nouveau soared to popularity across Europe and the United States. See the 230-piece blockbuster exhibition of paintings, lithographs, photographs, sketches and jewelry, straight from Prague and London.

Tour repeats Saturday, Oct. 20; Thursday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 1. All tours begin at 2 p.m. inside the Jiruska Gallery at the NCSML. Fee is included with paid admission to the gallery and is free for members of the museum and library.

For more information, visit www.NCSML.org, call (319) 362-8500 or email aibisch@NCSML.org. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is located at 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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