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Saxony Bohemia: So Close And Yet So Far

National Gallery in Prague – Sternberg Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – Šternberský palác), Hradčanské náměstí 15, Praha 1 - Hradčany, 110 00


  • pe 24. 5. 2019 – su 15. 9. 2019

The exhibition focuses on the mutual relations of these neighbours, their conflicts as well as reconciliations. The display makes it possible to handle the historical context broadly and explain the differences between Saxony and Bohemia as well as their like-mindedness in the European context. The exhibition seeks to present this multi-layered and dynamic history of mutual relations à la longue durée, i.e. from the Stone Age to the present. The project is a result of cooperation between the Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz and the National Gallery Prague.

Visitors will see interesting Gothic and Renaissance artworks including pictures by Lucas Cranach, Mannerist masterpieces, Baroque paintings and sculptures, Romantics landscapes, Kokoshka’s pictures or the model of David Černý‘s Quo Vadis, which is a reminder of the events in autumn 1989, when the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Prague became a temporary asylum shelter for East German citizens. This event can be seen as a symbolic turning point in the long history of relations between Saxony and Bohemia.

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Information source: Národní galerie Praha