Galerie Josefa Sudka
118 00 Praha 1
T) +420 257 531 489
April — September
Tuesday — Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October — March
Tuesday — Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
full 20 CZK, reduced 10 CZK
The Josef Sudek Gallery is situated in Prague´s Hradčany district in a house where Josef Sudek (b. 1896 Kolín n. L. – d. 1976 Prague) lived from 1959 until his death. A part of his photographic output was transferred to the UPM in Prague in the years 1978—1988. Since 1989 the UPM has also been administering the artist’s flat where the gallery opened in 1995.
Sudek's flat was a popular place for friendly gatherings of many artists, among them the poet Jaroslav Seifert, painter Jan Zrzavý, architect Otto Rothmayer and many others. In the flat, which was gradually filled with numerous paintings, frames, goblets, boxes and photographic equipment, originated many of the now renowned compositions in the series Aviatic Remembrances, Easter Remembrances, Labyrinths and Glass Labyrinths. This flat was also a departure point from which Sudek used to set off to roam the Prague gardens, parks and his beloved city outskirts.
Josef Sudek's work (photographic cycles, thematic series, comparative exhibitions)
personalities of modern Czech photography, special focus on inter-war years
history of photographic Pragensia from 19th century to the present day