Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Metaphor and Irony: Czech Scenic and Costume Design, 1920-1999
  • Metaphor and Irony: Czech Scenic and Costume Design, 1920-1999
  • 12-Apr-2001 - 03-Jun-2001
  • Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Organized by the Ohio Arts Council and the Theatre Institute, Prague, in partnership with The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Columbus and Lima campuses, Spencer Museum of Art and the Marion Kugler McNay Art Museum.

Twentieth-century Czechoslovakia has been a major center for avant-garde stage designs. This exhibition, borrowed from the collection of the Prague Theater Institute and from individual artists, celebrates the Czech innovations of the earlier part of the century and their exciting manifestations in contemporary set designs. Catalogue essayists: Vera Ptackova, a scholar of Czech theater, and Dennis Christilles of the KU Department of Theater and Film. Del Unruh, another scholar on Czech theater in the Department of Theater and Film, will participate in exhibition programming. Interdisciplinary programming will involve Russian and East European Studies, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Dole Center, and the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and area Czech communities.