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Talented American Students Performing Janáček

Press Release from the Czech Center (main office) – October 22, 2020

August 1968 Anniversary Program at Czech Center New York

Like every year, the Czech Center New York is commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the events of August 21, 1968 which occurred in Czechoslovakia. Those resulted in the end of the Prague Spring and...

Still Cities

Czech Center New York presents Still Cities, a Czech-American group photo exhibition. Czech photographer Karel Cudlín brings us photos of Prague during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the five featured...

Czech That Film Will Not Be Burnt by Coronavirus

9th Year of the Czech Film Festival Was Launched Online in North America

The Genesis and Life of Janáček’s Opera Káťa Kabanová

The exhibition coincides with the staging of Janáček’s opera Káťa Kabanová at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in spring 2020. It explains the circumstances surrounding the creation and first...

3rd Edition of Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrates creative documentary films of significant topics. Showcase presents a...

Pop Rock Concert: MICHAL HRŮZA

Singer, songwriter and lyricist Michal Hrůza will play his debut concert in New York City and Washington, D.C.! Michal Hrůza has been a personality of the Czech music scene for twenty years now....

The Liberation of Pilsen - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the US Army

Delegation from the city of Pilsen will arrive to New York and Washington, D.C. to honor liberators and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city of Pilsen by the US army and...

Czech Image in New York

From December 5, 2018 to January 12, 2020, the Czech Centers Gallery will house the international project CzechImage, which is organized by the Czech Centers as part of a wide range of events hosted...

Tomski & Polanski Depict the Velvet Revolution for International Exhibit

Illustrator studio Tomski & Polanski have prepared an exhibition for the Czech National Museum and the Czech Centres commemorating 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The unconventional...

Lukáš Hofmann: Skin Comes Leather

Czech performance and installation artist Lukas Hofmann presents his first US solo show titled Skin Come Leather at Art in General, in partnership with the curatorial platform Jindrich Chalupecky...


For the fifth time, the Bohemian National Hall opened its doors to the public on Sunday, October 20, an event organized by the Czech Center New York as part of the Open House New York project,...

Czech Center on the Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

The Czech Center New York together with its partners have prepared a rich and varied program of events dedicated to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The overarching...

Meetup: Cucumber Lemonade

A networking meetup of young Czech (and foreign) people in the CC NY Gallery

TRIBUTE TO MILAN KUNDERA: Staged Reading & Screening of The Joke

The DAMU students will prepare the staged reading of Milan Kundera’s “The Hitchhiking Game (Falešný autostop)” interpreted together with students of The New School. The staged reading of the excerpt...

Exhibition: Jiří Doležel: Memory Traces — Exile / Emigration to the USA 1938/39, 1948, 1968

The project is focused on interviews with representatives of Czechoslovak exile in the USA, which records the life experiences of those who had been forced by circumstances to leave the country of...

Animated Summer on the Roof

Join us for the special summer screenings on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall! Get carried away with contemporary Czech animated movies, which will strike you with the depth of the story....

Czech That Film

Eighth Edition of the film festival Czech That Film began on April 5, 2019 in Los Angeles with the movie Golden Sting by the director Radim Špaček who also attended the opening night at Billy Wilder...

Exhibition - Dana Kyndrová Woman between Inhaling and Exhaling

Czech documentary photographer Dana Kyndrová has been focusing her camera on women for half of a century. The series "Woman between Inhaling and Exhaling" examines the many facets of women´s lives....

Concert / Screening / Discussion: INFLUENCES & INITIATIVES / New York – Ostrava

The Orchestra of The S.E.M. Ensemble performs music by Brown, Lucier, Heflin, Wolff, Vítková, and Kotík, plus screening and discussion with guests about Ostrava Days and its influence on American...

Ester Krumbachová

Czech Center New York and Film Society of Lincoln Center present the work of the Czech costume and set designer, scriptwriter, and director Ester Krumbachová.

New colleagues in the leadership of the Czech Centres

There will be new directors in the Czech Center in London and New York since spring 2019, Přemysl Pela in London and Miroslav Konvalina in New York. Both of them come with plenty of experience from...

Panorama Europe 2019

The eleventh edition of the essential festival of new and vital European cinema, co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and members of the European Union National Institutes for Culture.

Concert: Karel Růžička Quartet presents Grace & Gratitude

Delight in music from Karel Růžička’s new release Grace & Gratitude, an album nominated for the Angel Award 2019 by the Czech Academy of Popular Music in the category The Best Jazz & Blues Album.

Swingin' to Freedom

Swing singer and dancer Kateřina Steinerová accompanied by jazz pianist Jiří Růžička will present her program Swingin' to Freedom to the New York audience for the first time.

THE NEW BOHEMIA - Reflect What You Are

Group exhibition of emerging and established international artists whose work strongly relates to the theme "Reflect What You Are".

Ji.hlava - Film Festival

JI.HLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL - the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, the festival is a celebration of creative documentary films. Ji.hlava pays tribute to...


Painter Jan Vytiska and sculptor Michal Cimala will present their work at SCOPE New York 2019.

Concert: Karel Růžička Quartet presents Grace & Gratitude

Karel Růžička’s new release is Grace & Gratitude, an album nominated for the Angel Award 2019 by the Czech Academy of Popular Music in the category The Best Jazz & Blues Album.

New York Fashion Week 2019 - Jiří Kalfař

Jiří Kalfař will present his new collection during this year's New York Fashion Week. He is the first Czech male designer to be featured during NYFW.


This exhibition presents a segment of contemporary Czech photography with deliberately wide range of photographic strategies – from snapshot-like images that have appeared in the context of fashion...

Jan Palach

Remembering Jan Palach, who died 50 years ago in January 1969.

Toman at NYJFF

New York Jewish Film Festival taking place at Lincoln Center from January 1 – 22, 2019 presents a Czech historical drama directed by Ondřej Trojan. The screenings will be followed by Q&A with the...

Recital: Czech Philharmonic and Friends

Recital with members of the Czech Philharmonic and Ensemble Connect. Welcome the Czech Philharmonic to New York with their new Chief Conductor, Semyon Bychkov and view the original manuscript of...






A boundary breaking, cross-cultural group show featuring a contemporary youth art scene curated by Czech artist Marie Tomanova.

Panorama Europe 2016

Panorama Europe 2016, the eighth edition of the essential festival of new and vital European cinema, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the members of EUNIC (European Union National...

The Wall: Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain

This travelling documentary exhibition, curated by Joachim Dvořák is based on Peter Sís award winning book, “The Wall: Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain”.

Prague – New York Effects: Lenka Dusilová and Tendayi Kuumba

Czech Center New York is proud to announce the creation of 4 world premieres. Diverse artistic disciplines meet in the narrow interstitial space between cultures and countries to create unique...

Czech Dream Going into Internal Exile

NEW YORK, NY - On October 6, 2015 the Czech Center NY at Bohemian National Hall presents Czech Dream, a project that consists of two key elements – an exhibition and a collection of short animated...

The Czech Center NY in Collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds festival, Hosts a Tribute Concert entitled “Scelsi Rediscovered”

New York, NY - On Friday September 18, 2015, New York’s brilliant Argento Ensemble as a part of this year’s Moving Sounds Festival--'Liquid Architeture / Frozen Music' performed at the cultural...


New York, NY – July 7, 2015 - The Czech Center in New York launches their new Rooftop Ciné-Concert Series focused on the “Fallen Woman”—a popular sultry theme in the early decades of cinema....

Panorama Europe 2015

Panorama Europe Film Festival Returns for its Seventh Year, with a Slate of Sixteen Outstanding New Movies.

Courage of an Artist

Exhibition by Vojtech Preissig (1873-1944), renowned graphic designer, painter and activist. In collaboration with the Military History Institute in Prague. As part of the Acts of Courage, more than...

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 Residency...

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. Open...

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...