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Witness to the Revolution: Accounts from Americans who were there

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As communism fell in Europe in the fall and winter of 1989, several Americans were in Czechoslovakia and had the opportunity to witness a pivotal moment in history. This travelling photography exhibition by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library uses eye witness accounts from Americans who were there, including a professor, a student, a reporter and U.S. Embassy staff. Their notes, pictures and videos combine to tell a fascinating story of revolution and freedom. 

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St. - Memphis, TN 38103
May 2-May 31, 2018
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.;  Monday, Wednesday  - Sunday (Closed Tuesdays)
Free with Museum admission

"Czech Scientists and their Inventions"

Czech Scientists And Their Inventions

Composed of caricatures of leading Czech scientists and their most famous discoveries, this educational exhibition is part of the Open Science projects of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and spotlights the pioneering steps of these brilliant researchers. The original graphic design by illustrator and director Přemek Ponáhlý presents outstanding historical and contemporary Czech scientists via a humorous and hyperbolic depiction.

Goodwyn Gallery at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Avenue - Memphis, TN 38111
May 1-May 31, 2018
Admission: Free
www.memphislibrary.org

Library Hours
Mon – Thurs 9a – 9p
Friday – 9a – 6
Saturday – 9a – 6p
Sunday – 1p – 5p

Prague Floods through Time

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Curated by the City of Prague Museum, this interactive virtual exhibition provides unique look at inhabitants struggles through time with the overflowing banks of the Vltava River. 

The City of Prague Museum is a cultural institution enshrining a rich collection of the history of Prague which has been compiled during its existence. The museum currently runs fourteen buildings of various characters which hold both permanent and temporary exhibitions. In addition to these exhibition spaces and cultural monuments, the vast compound of the City of Prague Museum contains specialised departments in the Stodůlky quarter of Prague. The museum is the public benefit corporation of the City of Prague.

Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island 

125 N. Front St. - Memphis, TN 38103
May 2-May 31, 2018
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  
Wednesday  - Sunday (Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Free with Museum admission
http://www.mudisland.com/

M.E.N.D.E.L.

Mendel Exhibit

This fun traveling display produced by the Mendel Museum of Masaryk University,  tells the fascinating story of the Czech scientist Gregor Johann Mendel. Known as the father of modern genetics, Mendel’s remarkable life story is told as a graphic novel on individual letter panels that form his last name.  

Located adjacent to the Visitors Center
Memphis Botanic Garden
Free with admission
May 1-31; 9 am – 6 pm
www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/

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