Main exhibit

The Czech Center Museum Houston invites you to enjoy our exhibits and our collection including about 6500 Czech historical pieces.

1. In the museum main foyer, a circa 1772, 40″x58″ framed oil on canvas painting in its original state by master artist Franz Haller depicting Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” A survivor of the Nazi arts raids of the 1930s and 1940s, hidden in the darkness of a basement, brought to light in Czechoslovakia, then to the USA for the world to enjoy and relive a time from our own history.

 

2.In Brno Gallery, circa 1920s, an artist-unknown oil painting of Malá Strana (the lesser town and old town) with Charles Bridge in Prague bearing the visual visit of the Gestapo, who slashed through the top.

 

3. In Brno Hall, two oils from the series “New Mexico Landscapes,” circa 1983 by Houston artist University of St. Thomas professor Brother Hilarion Brezik, whose astronomy series covers an entire hall elsewhere in Austin’s St. Edward’s University.

 

4. Czech Center Museum Houston library, including about 3200 books about Czech culture, language, history, genealogy and food.

 

Enjoy a drink, a free tour, or a visit to our Prague International Gift Shop while in our unique Baroque Palace.

Effie M. Rosene
Chairman/CEO

Preserving and celebrating Czech and Slovak heritage with the goal of promoting a global community

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