5 Must See Gallery Shows in Prague This Summer

National Gallery building
National Gallery building |  ©Packa / Wikimedia Commons
Diana Bocco

If you are hungry for art then the Czech Republic has a lot to offer. Don’t miss out these summer exhibitions in Prague.

Kneaded Knowledge. The Language of Ceramics

A look at the history of ceramics and how its purpose, design and significance has changed through the times. Works by a number of prominent artists and sculptors—including Picasso, Asger Jorn, Marit Tingleff and Joan Miró—are exhibited, and curators Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal will be around to explain the significance of the works and talk about historical materials.
Where: National Gallery
When: Until August 27
Dukelských Hrdinů 530/47, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czech Republic, +420 224 301 122

1. Hidden from the Eyes: Underdrawings in panel paintings from the 14th–16th centuries


A great exhibition that lets you see behind masterpieces of the Middle Ages and see hidden images and designs known as “underdrawings”—literally, hidden details, images and words concealed within large paintings.
Visitors will also be able to learn about the painting and sculpting techniques of the time, and see the technologies being used today to understand those works.
Where: National Gallery in Prague—Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia
When: Until September 17

Keiichi Tahara: Photosythesis 1978–1980

For the first time in Europe, the work of Japanese photographer Keiichi Tahara (and in particular his series Photosythesis 1978–1980) is available to the public. This exhibition looks at a dancer’s body in the context of light and movement; the photographs are meant to showcase the connection between living things, physical light and the environment.
Where: National Gallery in Prague—Veletržní Palace
When: Until August 27
Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7 – Holešovice, 170 00, Czech Republic, +420 224 301 122


2. František Gross: Nothing is Black and White


Gross became famous for works that play the line between realistic and playful, colorful works that are imaginative and often abstract. This exhibition focuses on some of his most fascinating works—from paintings, through collages, to grotesque images that demand a second look.
Where: Galeria Moderna
When: Until June 18

3. Adolf Born: A Unique World

Museum, Theater

Painter, cartoonist and illustrator Adolf Born has done it all: from theater costume design to book illustration. This interesting exhibition focuses on his lesser known works, which include ink drawings, lithographs and pastel pieces. The show also features some of his cartoon films.
Where: Museum Kampa
When: Until July 30

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