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50 Years Later: August 21, 1968 and Alexander Dubcek

exhibition opening, film screening 21 August, 2018 - 8:00 PM

[BBLA at Bohemian National Hall]


An opening of two exhibitions, “Remembering Alexander Dubcek” and “The Story of an Image: Bare-Chested Man in Front of a Tank,” accompanied by screening of a documentary film Dubcek 70 (Sedemdesiatnik Alexander Dubcek, 24 min., 1991, English subtitles). In the interview, made one year before his tragic death, the 70-year old Alexander Dubcek reflects on events that affected his personal journey as one of the protagonists of the “Prague Spring.”


The exhibition “The Story of an Image: Bare-Chested Man in Front of a Tank” will feature photographs by Ladislav Bielik of the fateful day in Bratislava, Slovakia. 


Where were you on August 21, 1968? Come share your memory for our oral history video project. 


Light reception with wine and beer will follow the opening and screening.



BBLA at Bohemian National Hall

321 E 73 Str., 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021


Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $5. RSVP online at eventbrite.com.


This event is organized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) New York and Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, with support of BBLA and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York.



Photograph by Ladislav Bielik.

Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General