Obecni dum

  • English: Municipal House

  • Type: Auditorium
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Activity Category: Tour

Municipal House is an Art Nouveau event center located on Namesti Republiky square in the Old Town of Prague, Czechia, decorated by such notable artists and sculptors as Alfons Mucha, Jan Preisler, and Ladislav Saloun. The American bar, cafe, the French and the Pilsner restaurants, the Lord Mayor's Salon and Smetana Hall are excellent examples of Art Nouveau interiors. - AsNotedIn

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1905/00/00 Designed by Osvald Polivka and Antonin Balsanek, construction begins Municipal House concert venue in Prague.
1911/00/00 Alphonse Mucha Artist Alphonse Mucha paints the ceiling of Primator Hall at the Municipal House in Prague, 1910-1912.
1911/00/00 Allegorical sculpture groups, "The Degradation of the People" and "The Resurrection of the People" by Ladislav Saloun, are installed above the entrance of Obecni dum.
1911/00/00 Karel Spillar contributes a mosaic, Homage to Prague, set over the entrance of Obecni dum.
1912/00/00 Municipal House, built in the Art Nouveau style, opens.
1987/12/29 INXS Performers "Guns in the Sky" by INXS is included as the first track on their album 'Kick'. The video for the song was filmed in a corridor at Municipal House, Prague.
1987/12/29 INXS Performers "New Sensation" by INXS is released as a 12-inch vinyl single from their album 'Kick'. The video for the song, directed by Richard Lowenstein, was filmed at Municipal House in Prague.

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Particulars for Obecni dum:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Art Style Art Nouveau
Historic Use Auditorium
Sight Category Building
Area of Design Decorative Arts
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Art Type Mural
Art Type Painting

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Activity Category Tour

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