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Brilliant Bohemian Garnets Exhibition Opens

A one-of-a-kind exhibition of priceless antique and modern garnets from the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic is only making one stop in America — and that’s in Iowa. Over 300 objects that feature the fiery red gemstones will be on display. Many pieces are garnet-decorated jewelry, but others are household items like eyeglasses, mirrors, or picture frames. Mining and cutting equipment will also be featured.

Bohemian garnets are an important and beloved part of the cultural heritage for people of Czech and Slovak descent. After this special showing at NCSML, the garnets will be put on permanent display at a special new gallery at the Czech National Museum, never to leave the Czech Republic again.

Sponsored by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Consulate General of The Czech Republic in Chicago, BetterLife, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the City of Cedar Rapids Hotel-Motel Tax.


June 17, 2023
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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