Metaphor and Irony: Czech Scenic and Costume Design 1920-1999, will cover nearly a century of costume and scene design from the Czech Republic. Curated by Helena Albertova, a faculty member of the School for Applied Arts, Charles University, Prague and former director of the Czech Theatre Institute, and Joe Brandesky , associate professor of theatre, The Ohio State University-Lima. T he exhibition will be on display from July 27-October 15, 2000, at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. Metaphor and Irony was organized by the Ohio Arts Council and the Theatre Institute, Prague, in partnership with The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Columbus and Lima campuses, Spencer Museum of Art and the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum.
Featured artists include Vlastislav Hofman, Josef Jelínek, Miroslav Melena, Marta Roszkopfová, Josef Sládek, Josef Svoboda, and Jan Vančura.