About the Art Weeks in the Czech Republic

About the project: Arts Week in the Czech Republic

The international exhibition project "Czech Art Weeks" includes three sections:

Date of Exhibition: February 14-29, 2020,

Exhibition-contest "Century of Realism", registration: until February 9;

Exhibition-contest "Century of Vanguardism", registration: until February 9;

Exhibition-contest "Century of Symbolism", registration: until February 9.


Exhibition Hall Address (see the hall):

Hotel and Exhibition Complex and Composer House Museum Gustav Mahler, Czech Republic, Jihlava, str. Krizova 4.


City Jihlava (Czech Republic)
Jihlava is a city in the Czech Republic, located in the southeast of the country on the banks of the river of the same name on the border of the historical region of Moravia.

The name of the city comes from the German name for the Iglau river. The origin of the name of the river is not exactly clear. Perhaps the name of the river comes from the old German Igulaha - hedgehog stream. Although some researchers believe that the name of the river has Old Slavonic roots.

The first mention of the settlement dates back to 1233. The growth and development of the city in the Middle Ages was associated with the discovery of silver deposits here. It was then, in the 13th century, that King Przemysl Otakar II founded the city on the site of the settlement. Jihlava at that time turned into one of the richest and largest cities in the Czech Republic. Arts and crafts, science and commerce flourished here. It was the development of crafts and trade that saved the city from decline, when silver mines were depleted in the 15th century, and the center of silver mining moved to Kutna Hora. Modern Jihlava is a large industrial, tourist and transport center of the region. Here the textile, food and woodworking industries, mechanical engineering are developing.

How to get to Jihlava
You can get to Jihlava from Prague, Brno, Pilsen, Ceske Budejovice. View the schedule and buy tickets here - http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/

Attractions Jihlava
The rich history left Jihlava a legacy of beautiful architecture and many interesting sights: Gothic churches, a town hall, a plague pillar, fragments of old walls and gates.

Gate of the Mother of God in Jihlava
Gate of the Mother of God (brána Matky Boží a městské opevnění) is one of the symbols of the Jihlava, the old city gate of the mid 16th century. Fragments of old city fortifications have also been preserved here.

Center of Jihlava-town hall and fountain of Neptune
Town Hall (radnice) - the town hall of the 16th century, built in the Renaissance style. At the end of the 18th century, the features of classicism were added to the facade of the town hall.

Neptune Fountain (Neptunova kašna) - an 18th-century baroque fountain decorated with a sculpture of the ancient god Neptune.

Church of St. Jacob
Church of St. Jacob (kostel sv. Jakuba Většího) - Gothic church. The first church on this site was built in the 12th century. After a fire in the 13th century, the church was rebuilt. In the 14-15 centuries, two towers were added to the church. At the end of the 19th century, the church was rebuilt in the New Gothic style..

Church of St. Ignaz
Church of St. Ignaz (kostel svatého Ignáce z Loyoly) - Roman Catholic church, built in the late 17th century by the Jesuits. The church, along with the Jesuit College, is an extensive complex in the early Baroque style. In the first half of the 18th century, an organ was built in the church.

Jihlava dungeons
Old dungeons stretched under the city for several tens of kilometers. The first were built in the 14th century, the most recent date from the 16th century. For tourists, a visit to part of the old dungeons is open.