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Get on the ice! Ice Hockey and Skating in Art

July 5 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 6:00 pm

On the occasion of the 2024 Ice Hockey World Championship, Prague National Gallery presents an exhibition that opens up the theme of skating and hockey in visual art. Skating on frozen canals, lakes, and rivers was popular in 17th- and 18th-century Holland, and it soon spread to the Czech lands and Prague and became a common winter pastime across social classes.
By the beginning of the 20th century, people had started to play ice hockey, the first ice rinks were being built, and the sport was becoming a part of the national identity. Meanwhile, it found its way into art and, for some creators, provided a free domain for artistic experimentation.
The exhibition features a number of interesting works from private and institutional collections, as well as works by contemporary artists, some of which were created specifically for the occasion. It looks at a topic that has not yet been presented or examined in such a comprehensive way and invites the general public to explore how this sport, so fundamental for the Czechs, is reflected in art. The exhibition is accompanied by a Czech and English catalogue.
Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Monday


July 5 @ 10:00 am
October 27 @ 6:00 pm


National Gallery Prague


Kinsky Palace
Staroměstské náměstí 1/3
Prague, Czech Republic
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