An intense lecture-recital on Czech Art in the 1950s and 60s, the period which influenced Miloš Forman, captivated the crowd at the National Gallery of Art on September 26. The program began with a thorough and fascinating power point presentation regarding art and sculpture by Andrea Rousová, curator from the National Gallery in Prague. Then, Barbora Kolářová, Czech solo violinist and current student at the Yale School of Music with Ani Kavafian, presented Alois Hába’s Suite for Violin Solo in six tone system for the piece’s US premier and Klement Slavický’s Partita for Violin Solo. Both solos demanded acute technical, musical interpretation. Rousová and Kolářová demonstrated the official and unofficial styles of music, art, and architecture under the former Communist regime to an overwhelmingly expert oriented audience, seeking in depth knowledge of the Czech arts during the two decades.