Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Rebelling Dames make a joyful noise

The Prague Post Concert series at Municipal Library focuses on females The phrase “rebelling dames” evokes a variety of images: Amelia Earhart, Thelma and Louise, or perhaps two elderly ladies sneaking off from the old-age home to joyride the streets in their electric wheelchairs. Some local rebelling dames will soon take over Prague’s Municipal Library,… Read more »

A Visual Voice: Uruguayan artist uses words as images

Czech Position A fellowship led artist Luis Camnitzer to New York in the mid 1960s, the political situation in Uruguay urged him to stay there Conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer’s artistic career could have been very different. Starting out as an impressionist painter, he suddenly made a “big break” as he called it in 1965. “I… Read more »

Life and a question on a busy Prague plaza

Czech Position More than a short cut; the gray space behind the National Theater in Prague is coming to life with a sculpture of a naked green man The plaza between the glass-encased New Stage (Nová Scéna) and the National Theater is perhaps best known as a pedestrian short cut — but that is changing…. Read more »

Nonprofit helps Jewish families trace their ancestry

The Prague Post Toledot’s genealogical database compiles historical records for searches Anyone who can turn their hobby into a day job must be doing something right. Former molecular biologist turned genealogist Julius Müller has done just that. An interest in tracing his family’s genealogy led Müller to found a nonprofit Jewish family history center based… Read more »

The thinking man’s painter

Czech Position Kam AŽ (How Far) takes the viewer from a reflection on the Velvet Revolution to glimpses of paradise via the paintings of Tomáš Císarovský Three aspects of artist Tomáš Císarovský’s recent work are on display at Galerie Václava Špály. People passing by on Prague’s busy Národní street who just take a quick glance… Read more »