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, studios
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.
|Dates||From - To|
|22.04.2016 - 30.10.2016 (Mo-Su)||10:00 - 18:00|
Series of exhibitions prepared for this year's season in Egon Schiele Art Centrum.
Gallery visitors will literally be swamped by the jungle with its sounds and smells, experience a bustling South American street and bar and be awed by the sources of artistic inspiration.
Egon Schiele Art Centre halls will be filled by forests of different continents depicted by these artists:
JAROSLAV HNĚVKOVSKÝ (1884-1956) - PICTURES FROM THE JUNGLE - pictures and drawings
This painter decided to travel to India in 1909 an discover a landscape populated by penniless people, living spontaneously off the land's bounties. He chose to settle there and make a living by hunting.
OTTO PLACHT (b. 1962) - PARALLEL WORLDS - pictures, drawings
A Czech painter who had been living in an indigenous Indian community in Peru for many years and started a family there. Although no longer residing in Peru permanently, he keeps returning there and paints large-scale paintings depicting the beauty as well as the drastic modern colonization of rainforests.
DIMAS PAREDES ARMAS (b. 1954) - VISIONS AND DREAMS OF AYAHUASCA - pictures
Son of a medicine man from the Peruvian Pucallpa who reflects his ancestors´ knowledge, dreams and visions in his paintings.
SOURCES OF INSPIRATION FROM THE PERUVIAN AMAZON - art and items of daily use of the indigenous inhabitants such as pottery, toys, cooking utensils etc. A hundred years ago Vojtěch Frič (1882-1944) brought numerous fascinating artifacts from Southern America and they will be on loan from Náprstkovo Museum for the duration of these exhibitions.
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* admission to five unique attractions included in the price
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* card can be used for up to 12 months
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Valid price list: 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016
|Appropriation||Unit||Price per unit|
|Český Krumlov Card - Adult||pers.||300 CZK|
|Český Krumlov Card - family|
2 adults + max. 3 children
|Český Krumlov Card - reduced|
children, seniors, students, handicapped