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Egon Schiele Art Centrum

ESAC - total with Kaddish EN: Egon Schiele Art Centrum Český Krumlov, view of the interior, foto: © 2006 Libor Sváček

Široká 71
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Hana Jirmusová, ředitelka Egon Schiele Art Centra

Telephone: +420 380 704 011
Fax: +420 380 711 191


Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Galleries; Concert halls

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The Egon Schiele Art Centrum owes its foundation in 1992/93 to the private initiative of three individuals who recognized the unique atmosphere after the fall of the Iron Curtain between the Eastern and Western Europe and have significantly contributed to the idea of creation of an international art center in one of Europe's loveliest Renaissance towns. The Egon Schiele Art Centrum houses an exhibition documenting the life and work of Egon Schiele as well as a permanent exhibition of his works. In addition, various rotating exhibits of both classical 20th century and contemporary art take place in the Centrum covering an area of 3000 sq.m. Another part of the museum has been developed into large art studios for long-term residing young artists coming from both Eastern and Western Europe. Art studios are leased on a 10-year basis to Ministries of Culture or various national art institutions. A writers' suite is also available. The Museum also houses a well-stocked Museum shop and a traditional café serving assorted Czech specialties and catering to both artists and art lovers alike. Since its opening in 1993, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum has become an internationally recognized and frequently visited institution. This is an entirely private initiative, its success stemming from a few individuals' immense dedication and funding from various sponsors, foreign grants and friends.

Accessibility by road:
Located in the historical centre of the town near the main square. Parking is possible on dedicated car parks, the closest being car parks P1 Jelenka and P3 Town Park. The centre itself is a pedestrian zone.

Valid price list: 01.01.2014 - 11.01.2015

Appropriation Unit Price per unit
Adultspers140 CZK
Seniorsper.120 CZK
Students, children, handicapped people (with identity card)pers90 CZK

..JIŘÍ KOLÁŘ (1914–2002)

Dates from - to
28.10.2014 - 11.01.2015   (Tu-Su) 10:00 - 18:00


exhibition on the centenary of his birth
collages, objects, poems

Type of offer: for individuals and groups

..JIŘÍ SOPKO (b. 1942)

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01.09.2014 - 01.11.2015   (Tu-Su) 10:00 - 18:00


paintings, objects, drawings, graphics

..RESULTS OF THE VISEGRAD SYMPOSIUM 2014: INSPIRED BY JIŘÍ KOLÁŘ (on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist)

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07.11.2014 - 11.01.2015   (Tu-Su) 10:00 - 18:00


This year the Egon Schiele Art Centrum has once again organized an international symposium; this time artists from the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) and from Austria were invited. The common working theme was IN HONOUR OF JIŘÍ KOLÁŘ, the poet, fine artist, translator and art theoretician. He was a good and generous man, with whom the Egon Schiele Art Centrum closely collaborated in the 1990s organizing several exhibitions for him in various European countries.
Simultaneously with the appearance of the catalogue, in which we present a selection of the results of the creative work of eleven artists from five countries, we are displaying the results of the symposium to the general public in an exhibition that will run until 11.1.2015.

Possibilities: Barrier-free admission, Credit transfer, Possibility of EUR payment

..Life and Work of Egon Schiele

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01.09.2014 - 11.01.2015   (Tu-Su) 10:00 - 18:00

Egon Schiele, portrait Egon Schiele Art Centrum Český Krumlov

Since the opening of the Egon Schiele Art Center in 1993, this famous artist has returned to reside in Český Krumlov. Visitors can view a permanent exhibition of his drawings and water-colour paintings, as well as an exhibit documenting the artist's life and work and original Schiele-designed furniture, posthumous mask and the only existing Schiele sculpture.

Possibilities: Barrier-free admission, Credit transfer, Possibility of EUR payment

Type of offer: for individuals and groups

..Český Krumlov Card - 1 ENTRANCE CARD TO 4 MUSEUMS

Český Krumlov Card

Want to see the best that Český Krumlov has to offer while taking your time to do it at your own pace? Then the Český Krumlov Card is just for you.

* admission to four unique attractions included in the price
* a 50 % saving off the regular ticket price
* card can be used for up to 12 months
* card is transferable to another person in the same category
* for sale at Tourist Information Centre Český Krumlov and at all participating

Valid price list: 01.01.2014 - 11.01.2015

Appropriation Unit Price per unit
Český Krumlov Card - Adultpers.200 CZK
Český Krumlov Card - family
2 adults + max. 3 children
family400 CZK
Český Krumlov Card - reduced
children, seniors, students, handicapped
pers.100 CZK

..The Garden Studio of Egon Schiele

Schiele atelier

In the garden house artists have a furnished one-room apartment and a small attic studio at their disposal. The apartment is equipped with replicas of Schiele’s furniture (the originals can be seen in the Schiele Centrum) including a one hundred and eighty centimetre bed; however for those artists who would find this “too small“, there is a folding sofa bed. The fundamental reason that this house is so interesting for artists is, however, its mysterious romantic atmosphere. The extensive stepped terraces around the house, the full-grown trees and the river increase the feeling of the workings of the natural elements - sun, wind, rain and snow which is a great experience in this house, and also the awareness that the premises were occupied and loved by one of the best artists of the 20th century. The fact that he was happy and wanted to settle here permanently cannot fail to have an influence on the artwork of the house residents.

The house will be regularly occupied by artists from November till April and for the rest of the year the premises will be open to the public (included in the entrance ticket to the ESAC). Visitors will on the one hand be able to see the apartment where they can sit, drink coffee and leaf through catalogues and books, but also the attic studio where they will be able to see works created during the winter artists‘ residencies throughout the entire summer season. The works will be in a uniform formar (approx. 40 x 30 cm) on wooden boards, like Schiele’s Dead Town, an oil painting from 1911. Visitors will also have access to the otherwise inaccessible terraces, where they can sit in good weather and experience the atmosphere of the place.