APAP 2015

For the fifth year, the Czech Center New York presents Czech theaters, music and dance ensembles at APAP 2015 in New...


Shoah in Us

Eugenic Minds - Know where you came from and where you are going…


It Is Always Tea Time In Wonderland

Loan exhibit of contemporary Czech design at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. Organized by the Czech Center in...


Velvet Oratorio

The Velvet Oratorio, an original opera/theater piece commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Velvet Revolution in...


Metaplay, Prague – New York

METAPLAY, PRAGUE – NEW YORK features Czech and American painters, who are applying the various possibilities of...


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Czech Language Course

New course for beginners starts in the second half of January. The introductory session will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 11AM; time and day of the classes to be determined at the info...

25 Years of Democracy

Twenty-five years ago on November 17, the Velvet Revolution began with a peaceful student demonstration and led to a remarkable transformation from communism to the re-establishment of democracy.

New Czech Literature at Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders, the online magazine of international literature, presents “Contemporary Czech Prose: Not Necessarily About Politics,” an exciting issue of new writing from the Czech...

Celebrating Print Competition 2014

Call to artists of Czech and Slovak background worldwide for submissions of fine art prints for the inaugural Celebrating Print Competition 2014. Prints, juried by visual artist, printmaker and...

Czech That Film 2014

Czech That Film is a touring festival of contemporary Czech film. In June will take place in Czech center Prague. Film Colette will be presented by the actor Jiri Madl in person.

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

April 11, 2014: For its 10th anniversary, the Festival celebrates those who have dared to stand "on the edge," risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and...

World Film Locations: Prague

NEW BOOK. Prague – known as ‘The City of Dreams’, ‘The Hundred-Spired City’ and, most significantly for this study, ‘Hollywood of the East’ – has played an important role in the...

Bohemian National Hall celebrates 5 years since its re-opening

Representatives of the Czech-American community in NYC together with the Consulate General of Czech Republic in New York, Czech Center New York, and representatives of the Czech Government will...

The Devil's Workshop

The Devil's Workshop - a book by Jachym Topol. Translated by Alex Zucker.

Poison Green

Exhibition examining themes, concepts and cultural fictions dealing with environment and ecology, featuring Czech and international artists Matej Al-Ali (CZ), Silvina Arismendi (CZ), Mark Dion (US),...

Czech Street Festival 2013

Information for vendors interested in participation at the 15th Annual Czech Street Festival on October 5, 2013

APAP 2014

For the fourth year, the Czech Center New York present Czech theaters, music and dance ensembles at APAP 2014 in New York. January 10-14, 2014, New York Hilton Midtown. Special showcases will be at...

F(o)unding Culture - Experience of Central Europe and the United States

Symposium on f(o)unding culture was organized by the Czech Centrer New York and the Aspen Institute Prague on the occasion of the Czech Center's presidency of the European Union National Institutes...

Czech That Film

Touring festival of current Czech cinema. From award-winning masterpieces to cultural showcases, the Czech That Film festival introduces new Czech cinema for five months to ten cities in the United...

Music Omi Residency - Lenka Štůralová

Czech musician Lenka Štůralová participates in the Music Omi International Musicians Residency, from July 18- August 4, 2013.

Border Crossings

Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Ressistance - a book by Charles Novacek.

Adventurers Against Their Will

Extraordinary World War II Stories of Czech Survival, Escape, and Connection – Unlike Any Other. A book by Joanie Holzer Schirm.

Museum as Hub Conference

On April 12 and 13, the Museum as Hub will host its Annual Conference. One of the panelists is Vit Havranek from the Czech Republic. New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC

Rustic Baroque by Jiří Hájíček

Real World Press has published Rustic Baroque, the English translation of Czech author Jiří Hájíček’s Magnesia Litera prize-winning novel Selský baroko.

Czech-American TV

Check the special report of the Czech-American TV: Czech Center New York


Come to our concert series SPRING 2013.

Czech Center Gallery

Czech Center Gallery is open daily 10am-6PM

Beyond Cage: John Cage at 100

MUSIC FESTIVAL presented by S.E.M. Ensemble. October 22 - November 7, New York City

Manufacturing Poetry: The Toys of Libuše Niklová

The plastic toys designed by Libuše Niklová—original, artistically conceived, and technically ingenious—are a firm favorite with visitors to MoMA’s Century of the Child exhibition.

Brno Days in New York

The City of Brno will be presented in the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan on October 1 – 2, 2012. The presentation will be sponsored by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to...

Czech Children's Playgroup


Percussionist Jakub Tengler at OMI Residency

Percussionist Jakub Tengler participated in the Music OMI International Musicians Residency in July.

"Century of the Child" and the Czech Center

Pavla Niklova, Director of the Czech Center, in discussion with MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin (Curator, Department of Architecture and Design), introduces the "Orbis Pictus - Play Well" exhibition and two...

EUNIC New York

Pavla Niklova, Director of the Czech Center New York, has been elected the new representative of the New York EUNIC cluster – Group of European Cultural Institutes of New York.

GOYA'S GLASS by Monika Zgustova

The Feminist Press published an English translation of Goya’s Glass, a novel by Czech writer Monika Zgustova (original book title: Grave Cantabile).

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000

The Museum of Modern Art presents Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, an ambitious survey of 20th-century design for children, and the first large-scale overview of the modernist...

Opportunities for Artists

Resource for exhibition opportunities, grants, residencies and work.


Film screenings on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall. July - August 2012.

Czech Center Residencies

Czech Center New York is promoting the cultural exchange between the Czech Republic and USA by supporting residencies for artists and curators in the US. The Czech Center is also supporting...

Czech Studies Workshop

The thirteenth annual Czech Studies Workshop took place at the University of Texas at Austin on April 27 – 28, 2012.


Press releases

Original manuscript of Dvorak's New World Symphony comes to US for the first time

October 23, 2014 - Five-day display of priceless manuscript is a highlight of week-long events in New York City celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

Dominik Lang

August 21, 2014. Czech Center New York Presents Site-Specific Installation by Chalupecky Award-Winning Sculptor Dominik Lang. A site-specific installation will be on view at the Czech Center New York...

Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe

April 14, 2014: Panel discussion devoted to the current state of art criticism in Europe, with the emphasis on criticism in daily newspapers.

Peter Sis: Cartography of the Mind

April 9, 2014. Czech Center New York Presents Exhibition of the Work of Acclaimed Artist, Illustrator, Author, and Filmmaker Peter Sis.

Pavel Sporcl: My Violin Legends

April 4, 2014. Violinist Pavel Sporcl brings Czech violin virtuosi to life at Czech Center New York Free April 29 concert features performances from newly released album "My Violin Legends


Free concert series at Bohemian National Hall recreates the intimacy of a house concert Also in this press release: Spring highlights from Classical Music Communications 4/1/2014

Christian Wolff

S.E.M. Ensemble celebrates Christian Wolff's 80th birthday at Czech Center with special guest Philip Glass (March 27) 3/27/2014

Panorama Europe 2014

Museum of the Moving Image and the European Union National Institutes for Culture present the first annual edition of Panorama Europe in New York City to run from Friday, April 4–Sunday, April 13,...

You. Never Too Close.

Photography exhibition. Roman Franc, Gabriela Kolcavova, Vojtech V. Slama, Ondrej Zizka. Curated by Jan Fiser. Opening reception: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30PM-8:30PM. Open through April 27, 2014

Spring 2014 concerts

Spring 2014 free concerts presented by Czech Center New York continue in March 2/27/2014


C a s s a n d r a by Michael Jarrell U.S. Premiere of the illustrated production created by Nimrod Opera Zurich and Czech video artist Dalibor Pys Performed by Argento Ensemble led by conductor...

Report on the Reconstruction of the Past: Barbora Klimova and Eva Kotatkova

Exhibition presenting two art missions by Barbora Klimova and Eva Kotatkova. Organized in conjunction with the exhbition "Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module" at New Museum. January 28...

Kromeriz Archive

Free concert at Bohemian National Hall features recent discoveries from the Kromeriz archive, Czech Republic 12/11/2013

50.0833° A, 14.4167° V 40.6700° Z, 73.9400° F

An exhibition of new work by Zachary Fabri and Adam Vačkář upon a proposal by Nathalie Anglès. This exhibition is made possible within the framework of Vačkář's month long residency with...

October Events

The bar is open and the music is free. 10/11/2013

Fall Preview

Czech Center New York announces fall season of free chamber music concerts 9/23/2013

Multiplication of Horizons

Czech Center New York Presents Solo Exhibition of the Work of Renowned Czech Artist Magdalena Jetelová. Exhibition Opening: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bohemian Bash

Performances by Argento New Music Ensemble, New Chamber Ballet, Taka Kigawa, the Hot Shim Sham Orchestra, and many more at the historic Bohemian National Hall in New York City 5/20/2013

Poison Green

Exhibition examining themes, concepts and cultural fictions dealing with environment and ecology, featuring Czech and international artists Matej Al-Ali (CZ), Silvina Arismendi (CZ), Mark Dion (US),...

Julia Den Boer

Award-Winning French-American pianist Julia Den Boer performs free recital at Bohemian National Hall 4/30/2013

King Lavra

Czech Center NY presents the world premiere of the 'micro opera' King Lavra by Jan Jirasek, the story of a King who has the ears of a donkey 4/18/2013


In May, Austrian Cultural Forum brings Austria's most acclaimed living composer - Beat Furrer - to New York 4/17/2013

Disappearing Act V

The Czech Center, with European Union National Institutes for Culture and Other European Partners, Presents the Fifth Annual Edition of the Disappearing Act European Film Festival in New York to Run...

Das Wandernde Sternlein

Exhibition by the 2011 Jiri Chalupecky Prize finalist - featuring his film Das Wandernde Sternlein. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 2013. Open through May 9, 2013

Graffe String Quartet

New York premiere of lost Martinu piano quintet 2/20/2013

February 2013 concerts

Free performances include the debut of ensemble EVIYAN (Evan Ziporyn, Gyan Riley and Iva Bittova), the acclaimed Graffe String Quartet, violinists Jaroslav Sveceny and Julie Svecena and Resistance of...


EVIYAN unveiled! Debut of groundbreaking trio EVIYAN 1/25/2013

Out of the Circle

Exhibition of Czech, Slovak and American performance art, experimental photographs and videos by Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Vladimír Havrilla, Jiří Kovanda. Exhibition Opening: January 28, 2013....

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Opera Moderne brings their highly acclaimed production of Emperor From Atlantis back to Bohemian National Hall 12/11/2012

September 2012 concerts

World class artists and world and US premieres fill historic Bohemian National Hall: Admission FREE 9/10/2012

Tale Ensemble

Talea reprises the concert program that was performed to wide acclaim this summer at Darmstadt International Music Institute. 8/21/2012

Orbis Pictus - Play Well

Exhibition PLAY Orbis Pictus – Play Well. Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 26, 6:30PM – 8PM. Exhibition open through October 17, 2012.

There is Nothing There

Curated by Niels Van Tomme, this exhibition explores the works of five artists from the Czech Republic: Zdena Koleckova, Eva Kotatkova, Karel Miler, Katerina Seda, and Michaela Thelenova.

Prague Philharmonia

Classical Music Concert. Music by Mozart, Janacek, Vorisek. Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

Milos Forman - 80

Exhibition of posters for films by Milos Forman from the Terry Posters collection

Windows on Madison

WINDOWS ON MADISON - Public space art project. Facade of the building of the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 1109 Madison Avenue, NYC. On view through November 30, 2011

Roads to Freedom

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK presents Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance, 1968–1989, an exhibition of underground publications, film, and music.

Home Art

Exhibition of Czech folk design from 1950s to 1980s. Exhibition opening: Thursday, June 16, 6:30-8:30pm

The View from Villa Tugendhat and Architectural Structures

An exhibition by the Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology at the Czech Center New York, June 1st—9th, 2011. Exhibition opening: June 1 at 6pm.

New G(o)ods 2010!

Exhibition of the Best of Young Contemporary Czech Design - The Czech National Award for Student Design 2010

Disappearing Act III

A SHOWCASE OF CURRENT EUROPEAN CINEMA. Disappearing Act, launched as an annual event in 2009, is a film showcase highlighting the vitality of European cinema. This year it presents 19 films that have...


NY/Prague 6 is a group exhibition at the Czech Center New York. Organized by independent curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud, this exhibition will present new work by both Prague and New York City-based...



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