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RESTORED period photographs, capturing the installation of the American monument, The Statue of Liberty, are currently being displayed at the Pálffy Palace at 19 Panská. The 46-metre statue, built by the French sculptor Fréderic Auguste Bartholdi, and Gustave Eiffel, was a gift from France to America in 1776 at the 100th anniversary of Independence Day. However, the exhibited photographs, which document the installation, come from the St Anton Chateau, near the central Slovak town of Banská Bystrica. According to St Anton's Museum, the origin of the photos, as well as how they arrived in Slovakia is unknown. Most probably, the chateau's owners, travellers Philip and Ferdinand Coburg, had brought them there from France. The photographs were restored by students in the restoration department at Bratislava's University of Fine Arts. The specialised study of restoring art works on paper is unique to central Europe. The exhibition runs Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until October 16. Tel: 02/5443-3627.
photo: Courtesy of GMB

LIVE MUSIC: Acoustic Jazz Trio - Pianist, double-bass player and drummer perform in Petržalka, Bratislava.
Starts: Sep 25 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk100 and Sk120. Klub za zrkadlom (Behind the Mirror Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Momentum Musicum - Six-hand piano trio MyLenUm performs works by Slovak, as well as foreign composers.
Starts: Sep 28 at 16:00. Tickets: Sk80. CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/6382-4390.

EXHIBITION: Without Mercy, etc. - Foremost Czech artist Jiří David presents his large digital photographs of world leaders like Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II, and Vladimir Putin, which he slightly alters by using computer techniques.
Open: Wed-Sun 16:00-19:00 until October 12. Admission: free. Galéria Priestor (Priestor Gallery), Somolického 1/B. Tel: 02/5441-8263.

EXBHITION: Betty Gold: Works on Paper - Primarily a sculptor, she is also creative in painting, drawing, tapestry, jewellery design, and photography; her work can be found in 50 permanent installations, and private collections around the world, and is now being exhibited in Bratislava.
Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until October 21. Admission: free. Galéria Z, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Concert of Beautiful Music - Violinist Ivan Ženatý, accompanied by his wife on piano, plays works by Mozart, Dvořák and Paganini.
Starts: Sep 24 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk200. Spoločenské centrum, Kúpeľný ostrov (Cultural Centre, Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Bratislava Philharmonic Choir conducted by Marián Vach premieres works by British composer Benjamin Britten: A Boy Was Born, and Rejoce in the Lamb.
Starts: Sep 26 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk200. Spoločenské centrum, Kúpeľný ostrov (Cultural Centre, Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.

LIVE MUSIC: E. G. O. Group Jazz Trio - Jazz band performs famous jazz songs.
Starts: Sep 27 at 21:00. Admission: free. Staré divadlo (Old Theatre), Ul. 7. pešieho pluku, Nitra. Tel: 037/6525-003.

EXHIBITION: Oliver Solga and Pavol Šima-Juríček - "Not only humorous exhibition" is the subtitle of graphic works, cartoons, paintings, drawings and sculptures by two Slovak artists.
Open: daily 15:00-18:00 until October 20. Admission: free. Merum Galery, Štúrova 108, Modra. Tel: 02/5478-9416.

MAINLY designed for the visually impaired, the recently opened exhibition, Fragments of Nature, takes place at the Slovak Mining Museum (SBM) in Banská Štiavnica. The exhibition is divided into two parts. The first features protected reptiles and amphibians, cast into acrylic forms. The second part of the exhibit displays dripstones, and other natural formations found inside caves, as well as cave-exploring tools. The visually impaired are allowed to touch each of the exhibits, as well as read descriptions in Braille. The exhibition runs daily from 9:00 to 17:00 at Bergerricht - Mineralogical Exposition, Nám. sv. Trojice 6, Banská Štiavnica. Admission is Sk10 and Sk30. Tel: 045/6912-544.
photo: Courtesy of SBM

EXHIBITION: Sculptures - Milan Lukáč displays his works.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until October 26. Admission: Sk20. Galéria Miloša A. Bazovského (Miloš A. Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín. Tel:032/7436-858.


LIVE MUSIC: Richard Müller '03 Tour - Famous Slovak pop singer with a unique voice and lyrics tours the country.
Starts: Sep 25 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk222 and Sk260. Športová hala (Sport Hall), Vysokoškolákov 6, Žilina. Tel: 041/5655-325.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Babjaks - The opera family of the Babjaks - mezzo-soprano Terézia Babjaková, tenor Ján Babiak and baritone Martin Babjak - perform a handful of opera arias. Starts: Sep 26 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk160. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.

EXHIBITION: Slovakia - The country through the lenses of its renowned documentary photographers, in-cluding Andrej Bán, Alan Hyža and Martin Marenčín.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 and Sat 10:00-14:00. Admission: Sk10. Dom fotografie Poprad (Poprad House of Photography), Nám. sv. Egídia 44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818.

EXHIBITION: Dynamics of Colours - Oil paintings by Ľubica Slinčáková capture life, movement, and nature.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk5 and Sk10. Kaštieľ v Budimíre (Budimír Chateau), Budimír (five kilometres north of Košice). Tel: 055/6958-294.

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