Permanent exhibition: Program
The beautiful and the artistic
Getting to know the baroque, one of the last united art styles, in the extraordinary baroque edifice of Portheimka built as a summer residence by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer 290 years ago.
You will be welcomed at the permanent exhibition that represents and completes, thanks to modern and contemporary art glass, all the fields of art influenced by the baroque style, including a copious baroque feast, a chapel, a central hall with well-preserved baroque paintings, a landscape, a theatre, and a cabinet of world attractions.
Within the final workshop, the pupils or students will have the opportunity to study one of the subjects or try one of the methods:
- Day and Night: a workshop inspired by the statues of Antonín Braun. You will be making your own plaster reliefs or try the method of paper pasting.
- Painting on glass listening to baroque music and contemporary music inspired by the baroque: inspiration by genuine mural paintings by Václav Vavřinec Reiner and the installation of contemporary glass art
- Theatre of Light and Shade: creating a nontraditional stained glass made of translucent materials – the method of collage using coloured tracing paper or coloured plastic films, the possibility to try the technique of fusing (baking together coloured plastic films)
Portheimka: One building, may changes, roles and owners
Bukvojka? Dientzenhofer or Michna summer residence? Portheimka?
290 years ago, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer completed the construction of the baroque summer residence in Smíchov. How has this edifice transformed since then, including the surrounding district of Smíchov? And what can the different building names tell us? Is it true that a bear was kept in the place? And how can the building look in the future?
With our museum lecturers, you can get an idea of the history, the present and the curiosities of Portheimka.
Within the final workshop, the pupils or students can play at architects and try to “complete” or “rebuild” Portheimka. You will be creating using directly the photographs of Portheimka (both historical and contemporary).
From a glass pearl to a statue
When and how did the people start manufacturing glass? Was that a coincidence, or an intention? What is the oldest glass monument? Is there only one way of manufacturing glass? And how is the glass used nowadays?
A playful explanation of history and the methods of glass fabrication will be shown to you on an interactive wall in the Museum of Glass – Portheimka. At the permanent exhibition, you will examine how far the boundaries of art made of glass can reach and whether there are actual boundaries and limits of glass in art.
Within the final workshop, the pupils or students will have the opportunity to try one of the methods:
- engraving (graving on household glassware)
- painting on glass (household glassware or glass panes)
For whom the programs are intended
The offered program can be adapted by our lecturers depending on the group, and therefore, it is suitable for all age groups including children from kindergartens but also the elderly. After an agreement, the topics as well as the workshops offered can be combined in any way and adapted to your needs.
Fees for the program
for school groups in Czech:
600 CZK + 10 CZK per person (group of max. 15 people)
for school groups in a foreign language (English, Italian or German):
800 CZK + 60 CZK per person (group of max. 15 people)
for the public in Czech:
600 CZK + the admission fee per person (group of max. 15 people)
for the public in a foreign language (English, Italian or German):
800 CZK + the admission fee per person (group of max. 15 people)