The Dvorak Room — part exhibition space, part library, part meeting place located on the third floor of the Bohemian National Hall — will display artifacts and memorabilia from Dvorak's years in New York City. DAHA will remount the weighty bronze plaque formerly affixed to the façade of the Dvorak House on East 17th Street. The marble mantelpiece that graced the parlor where Dvorak composed his American masterpieces, rescued from the razed house, is already installed and provides a focal point for the room.
DAHA will outfit the space with appropriate display cases, bookshelves, and other furnishings and embellishments, striving to re-create the late-nineteenth-century ambiance in which Dvorak lived in New York City. Video and audio equipment and computers will further complement and illuminate the story of Dvorak in America.
Antonin Dvorak caricature by artist Ralph Steadman. Original artwork on display in the Dvorak Room at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. Photo courtesy Traian Stanescu.