Jun
6
Thu
Concept Pop, Or Invisible Elephants and the Flies that Bug Them @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Concept Pop, Or Invisible Elephants and the Flies that Bug Them @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

A multi-layered artist active during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, street artist “Ganzeer”, like former Czechoslovakia President Vaclav Havel, faced the creative silencing of an oppressive government. Ganzeer will discuss his approach to creating art, including street art during the heat of the Egyptian revolution, performative pieces, printmaking, painting, video-art, and more.

Ganzeer operates seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling, creating what he has coined “Concept Pop,” a brand of cultural insurgency that utilizes the aesthetics birthed by Pop Art and tackles the subject matter typically ascribed to Conceptual Art. His medium of choice as described by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie in Artforum is “a little bit of everything: stencils, murals, paintings, pamphlets, comics, installations, graphic design,” and more. Ganzeer’s work has been featured in a wide variety of art galleries, impromptu spaces, alleyways and major museums around the world, including The Brooklyn Museum in New York, The Palace of the Arts in Cairo, Greek State Museum in Thessaloniki, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Edith Russ Haus in Oldenburg, Germany.

Ganzeer’s visit is part of NCSML’s Revolutions Starts in the Street public art installation and programming.

Jun
10
Mon
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register for this course or for any questions please contact shenderson@ncsml.org.

Jun
11
Tue
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register for this course or for any questions please contact shenderson@ncsml.org.

Jun
12
Wed
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register for this course or for any questions please contact shenderson@ncsml.org.

History on Tap: Yup…Nope…and Why Midwesterners Don’t Say Much @ Franklin Street Brewing Company
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
History on Tap: Yup…Nope…and Why Midwesterners Don’t Say Much @ Franklin Street Brewing Company | Manchester | Iowa | United States

This light-hearted, yet also serious, presentation explores the whole question of a Midwestern legacy of reserve; we live in a “quiet culture” in the Midwest, often without even recognizing it. Using many visuals and humorous examples, presenter Barbara Lounsberry (retired University of Northern Iowa English professor) probes the causes of Midwest reserve and offers strategies for dealing with our “quiet culture” — when we wish.

Jun
13
Thu
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register for this course or for any questions please contact shenderson@ncsml.org.

Jun
14
Fri
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Road to College @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register for this course or for any questions please contact shenderson@ncsml.org.

Jun
26
Wed
Czech Village Walking Tour @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Czech Village Walking Tour @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Join NCSML staff on a walking tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood. Special stories associated with architectural landmarks in the Village will be highlighted.