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The Story of an Image: Bare-Chested Man in front of a Tank

  • Delegation of the European Union to the United States 2175 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
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September 11th, 2018  

5:30pm - 7:30pm  

Delegation of the European Union to the United States

2175 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
(Entrance on 22nd Street) 

The exhibition, "The Story of an Image: Bare-Chested Man in front of a Tank," displays photography taken by Ladislav Bielik throughout the spontaneous Czech and Slovak resistance in 1968 during the Warsaw Pact Invasion of the Czechslovak Socialist Republic. It demonstrates the symbolic manner in which the people of the Czechslovak Socialist Republictook center stage and became the primary lead of the intellectual resistance. These photographs provide important evidence and testimony to emerging democracy at the heart of Europe.  

Dr. Slavomír Michálek, Director of the Historian Institute  of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, will discuss the period of events that occurred in 1968 with an emphasis on the resulting impact of these events.  

Doors open at 5:30 pm and close promptly at 6:00 pm.

The event is free, but reservations are required. It is expected to fill up fast.

Please note that this event may be filmed or photographed.

TICKETS HERE

Earlier Event: September 9
Jazz in the Basement with Michael Kramer
Later Event: September 11
Classical Music Concert - DaNoIs Trio