Ondřej Sekora (1899-1967) is an important Czech writer and illustrator of children books, in the same time he left a well-marked footprint in the history of Czech journalism, sport, theatre, AV media or comics. The life and artistic career of the author reflects in several respects perfectly historical and political turns this country went through from the end of WWI to the early 1960s, and so his story sums up in short the complicated history of Czechoslovakia in the given period.
The extensive exhibition the Moravian Museum has prepared on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Sekora’s birth reflects all his main genres and shows the variety of his creation. The core of the presentation uses the rich museum holdings complemented with loans from several other museum institutions. The exhibition shows original illustrations from Sekora’s famous and less known books, newspaper drawings and caricatures, his private painter’s creation, scenographic projects as well as puppets designed by Sekora. An extensive monograph containing rich pictorial material will be published to accompany the exhibition; many originals and artefacts, still unknown to the large public, will be reproduced.
When the event takes place
Tuesday 9 a.m-2 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
More information and contacts
Zelný trh 8
Interesting places nearby
Brno City Museum (Muzeum města Brna)
The museum’s history in the city dates back to 1896
Moravian Gallery in Brno (Moravská galerie v Brně)
The second-largest art museum in the Czech Republic
Diocesan Museum (Diecézní muzeum)
Features the permanent exhibition Vita Christi – Life of Christ
TIC Galleries (Galerie TIC)
The galleries focus on the presentation of contemporary art.
Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market (Labyrint pod Zelným trhem)
Just 212 steps down to enter the labyrinth’s winding passages
Mint Master’s Cellar (Mincmistrovský sklep)
A lesson on the history of minting is presented in a cellar