Telč University Centre invites visitors to an extraordinary summer portion of top culture

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Telč University Centre attracts visitors to an extraordinary summer portion of top culture

Visitors to Telč this summer are in for a truly great cultural offer. The University Centre Masaryk University has managed to transform the former Jesuit dormitory into a gallery and and prepare an enticing and unique offer of three top artists.

After the successful opening of the permanent exhibition of the painter Mila Doleželová in mid-June, the offer for visitors of the University Centre will be extended next week by two more installations, this time, however, only temporary. After a longer period of time, a sculpture by the leading Czech sculptor Josef Klimes, entitled Everyone has the right to education, originally created for the 1958 EXPO in Brussels, will be publicly presented. Prague painter Tomáš Kubík will also present his paintings and pictures in Telč for the first time. He devotes himself to hyperrealistic painting, in which he is one of the greatest talents and personalities of his generation not only in this country but also in Europe.

The joint opening of both exhibitions will take place at the Masaryk University University Centre in Telč on Tuesday 11 July at 5 pm. The musical programme will be prepared by students of the master classes of the Music Academy Telč, whose concert starts at 7.30 pm.

"We have absolutely magnificent spaces in Telč that are literally begging for top culture to find its way into them. And we have been trying to do so for several years." Jaroslav Makovec, director of the University Centre, says, "It is partly a coincidence that we have managed to bring three absolutely exceptional authors at the same time this year, and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this. But as they say, luck favours the prepared." he adds with a smile.

"Whether you like Klimeš, Kubík or Míla Doleželová's amazing story and paintings better, they all deserve a separate exhibition. And even in the National Gallery in Prague or Brno," concludes director Makovec.

Summer exhibition Tomáš Kubík - selection of paintings and drawings

Tomáš Kubík was already recognised as an exceptional talent during his studies, when in his second year he received the Atelier Prize and the AVU Rector's Prize (1998) and in 2000 the Minister of Education's prize for exceptional achievements in Painting. In the same year he succeeded in the competition for a representative portrait of Prof. JUDr. Karel Malý for the portrait gallery of the rectors of Charles University in Karolinum.

His painting Scenes from Married Life was purchased by the National Gallery in Prague in 2004. Paintings from his first foreign exhibition in the USA (2002), which received excellent reviews in the local press, were sold off to private collections.

For more information, including examples of his work, please visit: The exhibition is on view in the small gallery and university café, through August 31, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission.

Josef Klimes: Everyone has the right to education

The sculpture "Everyone has the right to education" by Josef Klimesh was commissioned by the Czechoslovak state for the World Exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels in 1958. A collection of 7 sculptures by Czech sculptors, graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts and pupils of Professor Jan Lauda, was created for the entrance hall.

The sculpture, over four metres high, consists of a metal base, a circle with atoms and a central bronze sculpture. With his treatment of the theme, the use of atoms in orbits, Josef Klimeš essentially launched the space age style that became so famous in the 1960s. At the time of the sculpture's creation, these motifs were just beginning to appear in the world, but in Czechoslovakia they were completely innovative.

The set of sculptures was awarded the highest prize at the World Exhibition - the Grand Prix medal.

After returning from Brussels, the sculptures were exhibited all over the country, but then they were lost for several decades. It was not until 2015 that the sculptures, or rather their fragments, were found in Pilsen. Josef Klimeš retrieved his sculpture and together with sculptor Nina Jindřichová and Jakub Jindřich they restored it. The missing sculpture (the original plaster cast) was discovered at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. It was cast in bronze by Jiří Šilhan.

More information can be found on the website: The sculpture will be on display in the courtyard of the University Centre until 31 October 2023 every day from 9 am to 5 pm, free admission.

There is also a permanent exhibition of Míla Doleželová on the second floor of the Telč University Centre.
Opening hours for June-September: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00-17:00

More information at

Release date: 3.7.2023

Author. Jaroslav Makovec, Director of UCT
Tel.: 549 491 140
Mob.: 777 119 220

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