Exposition of Míla Doleželová
In the University Centre Telč of Masaryk University there is a permanent exhibition of Míla Doleželová, which was opened in 2023. The paintings for the exhibition were lent by the Czech Dominican Province. According to her will, Míla herself wanted the permanent exhibition of paintings to be built in Telč.
It is estimated that during her lifetime the painter Míla Doleželová created approximately 1,800 paintings. Her work is characterised by large black eyes and enlarged limbs. She created prints, oil paintings, frescoes, book illustrations and stamp designs. The main themes of the painter's work were the Roma - not only their way of life, but also their traditions and customs. Another great inspiration for her was Christianity.
History of the Masaryk University University Centre in Telč
In the 16th century, the Jesuits, one of the most important orders of the Roman Catholic Church, came to Telč and, thanks to the financial contribution of the then owner of the chateau, Františka Slavatová of Chlum and Košumberk, they built their own dormitory, a house of third probation, the Church of the Name of Jesus, the Seminary of St. Angels and also a Jesuit gymnasium right next to the chateau. The gymnasium served for teaching until the abolition of the religious orders in the 18th century, when military barracks were established there. Towards the end of the 19th century, the site returned to its original purpose, first as a burgher school, then as a peasant school from the 1850s onwards, later renamed an agricultural school. Teaching here ended in the 2011/2012 school year, when the school moved to the gymnasium building in Hradecká Street.
University Centre of Masaryk University in Telč
The origins of the centre's educational activities date back to 2002, when it began teaching 40 students in a combined study programme focusing on art history (specifically, conservation and preservation of cultural heritage). In 2004, the town of Telč agreed with Masaryk University to transfer the historic Jesuit dormitory building. In the same year, the University Centre Telč itself was established.
In the 2004/2005 school year, the Faculty of Economics and Administration started teaching here and opened bachelor's degree courses with a focus on public administration, economics, tourism and others. The buildings were renovated between 2009 and 2011.
Currently, many cultural and musical events, various seminars, workshops, exhibitions, etc. are held here. There is a library and a café with a pastry shop.
Telč Places of Míla Doleželová
Get to know the places in Telč that are inextricably linked to the painter Míla Doleželová. The trail will take you first to the Kamenné slunce guesthouse, then to the St. Anne's Cemetery and then through the Velké loubí to the University Centre of Telč, where the permanent exhibition of the artist's paintings is now open.
The trail was created in 2023 as part of the bachelor's thesis of Patrik Krolak, a student of tourism at VŠPJ, in cooperation with the town of Telč and the Telč University Centre. The creation of the trail was financially supported by the Vysočina Region.