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House of the Black Madonna (Museum of Czech Cubism)

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19 Ovocný, Prague, , Czech Republic

The first Cubist building in Europe, the House of the Black Madonna is located in Old Town, its stark façade and geometric windows contrasting with the surrounding Baroque structures. Designed in 1912 by Josef Gočár, the building was named for a nearby polychrome statue of the Madonna and Child. Today, the house contains the Museum of Czech Cubism, which showcases work dating primarily from 1910–19. In addition to paintings by artists like Emil Filla and Josef Čapek, the museum also houses Cubist sculpture, furniture, and ceramics. Downstairs, the café is a replica of the building’s original Grand Café Orient.

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