Tuesday – September 4, 2018 (19:00 - 23:00)
Mánes gallery (Masarykovo nábř. 250/1, 110 00 Nové Město)
Take some time out to relax, reconnect with friends and meet new colleagues during this unforgettable cultural experience. Experience the city of Prague while enjoying dinner and entertainment showcasing Prague’s cuisine and arts.
Tickets not included in the registration fee.
Available for Purchase
- Developed countries - 55 EUR
- Developing countries - 30 EUR
More about Mánes Gallery
Mánes was originally founded in 1887 as a Society of Artists by students of the Academy of Fine Arts artists and Artistic and Industrial school. It became the real centre of the cultural and social life in Prague. It held regular exhibitions in Prague and other Czech and foreign cities. At that time, the City of Prague redeemed mills and warehouses along the river, and so the society bought from the City the embankment on which Šítkovské mills were located.
Members Manes assembled the building committee for the construction of the society building: Otto Gutfreund, Karel Dvořák, Emil Filla, Josef Gočár, Josef Groh, Bohumil Kafka, dr. Matějček a dr. V. V. Štech. The project was entrusted to the architect Otakar Novotný, who conceived the building as a constructivist low block - the smooth, monochrome building with large glazed areas. He managed to insert the new building originally between the waterfront and Žofínský island, so the location resembled the old arrangement of mills. The interior was simple but good quality. Cubist paintings on the restaurant ceiling were painted by Emil Filla.
When in February 1948 the association activity of Mánes society was forcibly stopped and the society property was confiscated, all passed into the hands of the Union of Czech artists. From 1980 to 1987 the building was reconstructed. However, in 2012-14, a general reconstruction of the entire Mánes building took place during which the building was returned to its original appearance and interior layout (supplemented, for example, by modern air-conditioning and barrier-free access).
The Manes Building is one of the architectural legends and is one of the most important centers of social and cultural life.