The Czech Center Museum Houston invites you to enjoy our current exhibits.
- Josef Lada, Czech artist icon (1887-1957), premiered in the Houston Museum District. The exhibit remains through February 20, 2017, at regular museum hours of 10-4 pm, Monday-Saturday.
Full lecture and PowerPoint presentation by Prague-born, Portland, Oregon-based folk artist Daniela Mahoney took place on October 22, 2016. The premier presentation to the United States was held October 22 in Houston, TX, the first time to cross the Atlantic, where Effie Rosene, Chairman/CEO, welcomed the roomful of attendees to a full house in Brno Gallery at the Czech Center Museum Houston for a lecture and wine reception with hors d'oeuvres and then the full art exhibit in third floor Pilsen Hall. Visitors flowed in and out throughout both halls from 6 to 9 pm for the three museums' collaborations, sharing expenses for artworks from two national museums, art galleries, and private collection of Lada's grandson, Martin Lada, in Prague. Ms. Mahoney also presented a trunk show of Lada products, including cosmetics, calendars, coloring books, toys, and ornaments, which with the museum gift shop, stand ready for the holiday season and beyond. Lada products are available in the museum gift shop.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Enjoy a drink, tour, or a visit to our Prague International Gift Shop while in our unique Baroque Palace.
Effie M. Rosene