The Role of Arts and Culture in the Masaryk Family
March 22, 2017 , 7:00 PM
A presentation by Charlotta Kotik, the great -granddaughter of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia (1918-1937) and his Brooklyn-born wife Charlotta Garrigue, will illuminate the role of humanities in her family sharing roots in both European and American cultural traditions.
Charlotta Kotik is an independent curator living in Brooklyn. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. As a former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, she initiated new programs, such as the Grand Lobby Projects and Working in Brooklyn series to document the energy of the nascent Brooklyn art scene. She is a board member of the Jindrich Chalupecky Award, an important recognition of young visual artists in the Czech Republic. She is also a member of the national Executive Board of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU).
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