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Moravian Folk Motif Workshops at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

By January 29, 2020 No Comments

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 29, 2020) – Do you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice?

Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow will lead two workshops that explores the technique of painted folk motifs with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be included in the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library’s newest exhibition, “Heritage Caretakers of Moravia”, which will open on February 27.

Presented through the eyes of Darrow, this exhibit brings together different narratives to reweave the fabric of social life between generations and place. Darrow worked with the women in south Moravia in order to preserve cultural heritage for future generations and to use their stories to inspire Czech settlements in the United States.

Reserve your spot now to learn more about folk art and be part of the exhibition. Workshops will be held on the following dates and time:

Saturday, February 15

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, February 16

  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshops are designed for teenage and adult participants. Space is limited, so please RSVP for your desired time slot.


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:  Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation. For more information, visit or call (319) 362-8500.