Fully booked: MAK on TOUR to the Villa Tugendhat

and to the exhibition Made by Fire at the Museum of Applied Arts of the Moravian Gallery Brno, CZ

Sun, 28.4.2024 9.30 am6.30 pm
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
9.30 am
Departure from Vienna (MAK)

11.30 am
Arrival in Brno
Free time
Optional: lunch at Café ERA

12.30 and 1 pm
Tour of Villa Tugendhat
Bus trip to the city center
Free time

3.30 pm
Tour through the Museum of Applied Arts, Brno and the exhibition Made by Fire (in English)

4.30 pm
Departure from Brno

ca. 6.30 pm
Arrival in Vienna (MAK)
Regular € 85
Reduced € 80 (with MAK Annual Ticket, MARS, students under 27, persons 65 or older or with a valid pensioner’s ID)
incl. trip, admission Villa Tugendhat, museum admission, tour through the exhibition Made by Fire and a little snack
Fully booked
Please do not forget your passport or identity card!
Currency: Czech crowns or card payment (also possible at the café)
Tour guide: Rainald Franz, Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Villa Tugendhat was built in 1929–1930 for Greta and Fritz Tugendhat following a design of the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Its history is just as fascinating as its cultural significance.
Architectural purity, the connection of indoors and outdoors, timeless technical features, luxurious and exotic materials, and especially an excellent state of preservation resulted in the Villa Tugendhat being included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2001. It has become an icon of modern residential construction in Brno and occupies an outstanding position worldwide and in the work of its architect.
Renovation and restoration work was carried out on Villa Tugendhat between 2010 and 2012, in the course of which both the building and the surrounding gardens were restored to their original appearance following completion of the villa in 1930.
Exhibition MADE BY FIRE
In the Museum of Applied Arts of the Moravian Gallery in Brno
The unique exhibition project of the Moravian Gallery in Brno, in cooperation with the Designblok international design festival in Prague, presents highlights of Czech glass, porcelain, and ceramics against the backdrop of important societal and ecological events of the present.
Made by Fire takes the post-digital era as its theme. On the one hand, concrete environmental strategies are pointed out, while it is at the same time illustrated how difficult negotiation of the boundaries between energy-intensive production, sustainability, and functionality is. The fate of Czech glass production becomes a small-scale model for the global economy in the presentation.
The Made by Fire exhibition is part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Museum of Applied Arts of the Moravian Gallery in Brno.
Curators: Danica Kovářová and Eva Slunečková
Conception and design of the exhibition: Maxim Velčovský
Architect, architecture, and design exhibitions: Vítězslav Danda / edit! architects
Consultant: Stephan Hamel
Graphic design: Lukáš Kijonka
Photography: Hana Knížová
City of Brno


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