| The Steadfast - From Franz Kafka to the Velvet Revolution
11. 7. 2019 - 6. 10. 2019
Daily 10 AM - 7 PM

The Steadfast – From Franz Kafka to the Velvet Revolution                                                                                                            

An alternate overview of the Czech art during 1918–1989

One school of thought claims that the artist is held responsible for the situation in the society they live in. Another school leaves the artist in an ivory tower to make their art even more beautiful. In cooperation with the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery and the Museum of Czech Literature, the curators Zuzana and Eugen Brikcius are preparing a unique exhibition for the thirtieth anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The exhibition will feature 30 steadfast visual artists, among other things through their exclusive verbal expressions whether they are verses, diary notes, quotes, or interviews. The showcased artists include Otto Gutfreund, Jindřich Štýrský, Toyen, Josef Čapek, Mikuláš Medek, Stanislav Kolíbal, Eva Kmentová, Karel Nepraš, and Jiří Kolář. The steadfastness is not solely political or social, but it also lies in unwavering faith in one’s own artistic path. The writer Franz Kafka has inspired a wide range of the presented artists, inclusive of the exhibition’s curators, by his metaphysical work, critical thinking, and responsible social attitude.

Sorrow and joy, guilt and innocence, like two hands indissolubly clasped together; one would have to cut through flesh, blood, and bones to part them. Franz Kafka, Diaries




150 Kč Adult
70 Kč Reduced
(youths under 15, students under 26, seniors over 60)
300 Kč Family
(1 – 2 adults with 1 – 3 children under 18)

Children under 10 have free admission, holders of Prague Cards have 15% discount from full admission.


490 Kč Package A = 1 + 2 + 3
390 Kč Package B = 1 + 2
390 Kč Package C = 1 + 3
290 Kč Package D = 2 + 3

1 Municipal House Guided tour
2 Exhibition Blanka Matragi – Timeless
3 Exhibition The Steadfast

Tickets can be bought only at the Municipal House box office.