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"National Treasure: The Art of Joža Uprka"

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George T. Drost, Lyric Theatre at the School of Music, Illinois Theatre, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, and the Spurlock Museum.
The Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Nov 12, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019   All Day
Free and open to the public.

The work of Czech artist Joža Uprka (1861–1940) documents the folk life of Southern Moravia (now in the eastern half of the Czech Republic). This selection of paintings, on loan from American collector George Drost, accompanies the production of Leoš Janáček's opera The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, which also uses Moravian folk costumes and settings.


Join us for a public opening reception on Saturday, November 16, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., the collector George Drost and David Cooper, Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, will speak.


Spurlock Museum hours:


Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

The museum will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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