In Pilsen, there’s an array of active art schools. As part of the University of West Bohemia, you’ll find the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, where many Czech artists do their work. Their creations are then displayed in a number of galleries you’ll find here. All of them are located in the centre of the city. Amongst the most significant rank the Gallery of West Bohemia, the Pilsen Municipal Gallery, the Gallery of Jiří Trnka, and the Gallery of Ladislav Sutnar. The Museum of West Bohemia and DEPO2015 also hold interesting exhibits for the general public. Check out our overview of current exhibits in galleries and museums in the city of Pilsen.
The exhibit ‘JOSEF SUDEK – JAKUB ŠPAŇHEL: EXPERIENCE REVELATION’ (until February 6th)
In the Gallery of West Bohemia, experience a fantastic game of light and shadow at the photography exhibit of Josef Sudek from the unfinished Church of St. Vit in contrast with the paintings of contemporary artist Jakub Špaňhel. The ‘Experience Revelation’ exhibit connects artistic works that were made in various times and mediums, however, with the same emotion and fascination. For both artists, the Church of St. Vit acted as the theme and long-term inspiration that they often returned to.
Kdo vyšíval, nehřešil (“Those Who Embroider, Don’t Sin”) Liturgical textiles from Czech noblewomen (until February 27th)
The Museum of West Bohemia offers countless intriguing regular expositions that shouldn’t be missed out on. However, starting on the 5th of November, you can visit the first-ever exhibit of liturgical clothing in the Czech Republic, which focuses on the handmade pieces of Czech noblewomen. Some of the exhibited pieces even come from several generations of the Habsburgs royal family. Among other items, you’ll see 36 girdles, two pluvials, one dalmatic, and two dresses for the statue of the Virgin Mary of Mount Athos.