I was excited to see that an exhibition on Prague opened up in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437” covers an important period in Czech history during which Prague was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Charles IV (Karel IV) was crowned king in 1347 and was followed by his two sons, Wenceslas IV and Sigismund. On display are 160 artworks that include panel paintings, goldsmiths’ work, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, silk embroideries, and stained glass. The New York Times has a review and I also found one on the New York Brain Terrain blog.
The exhibition runs through January 3, 2006 and will then travel to Prague. I look forward to seeing it.
[…] The exhibition called “Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437″, which was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and about which we wrote back in October, can now be seen at the Prague Castle under the name “Charles IV – Emperor by the Grace of God”. It runs from February 16 through May 21. Jeff and I went to see it a few days after it opened. […]