Prague’s cubist museum
Of all the museums in Prague, the Cubist Museum, despite its central position, is the easiest to miss. Just a hundred meters from Old Town Square (Staromestska) the museum is hosted in the House of the Black Madonna, named after the statue of the Madonna and Child visible on a corner the building.
The building is itself cubist, one of the few left in Prague, and also houses a beautiful gift shop called Kubista and the bar-cafeteria Grand Cafe Orient all furnished in cubist style.
The museum hosts works by Emil Filla, Bohumil Kubista, Vincenc Beneš, Josef Čapek, Antonín Procházka, Václav shovel, Jan Zrzavý, Otakar Nejedlý, and Otakar Kubin. Regarding sculpture, Otto Gutfreund is the most represented artist.
On exhibition are also some pieces of furniture (chairs and sofas) and ceramics; without doubt my favorite work is the painting The Kiss of Death by Bohumil Kubista, which alone justifies a visit to the museum.