IV. Smetana's Creative Litomyšl 2008

The 2008 session was dominated by the largest ever exhibition of Josef Váchal named "Between God and Devil". It showed his drawings, prints and paintings, namely those from the Museum of National Literature collection but also from galleries and private collectors. 
In Kubík Gallery there was an exhibition of originals by a famous French cartoonist Jean Effel, the Castle Brewery exhibited a collection of photographs from Smetana's Litomyšl backstage area "Daniel Šperl - FOTO VIVO". Zdeněk Sklenář Gallery displayed the less known work by Václav Boštík, City Gallery in Litomyšl prepared the exhibition "Adventure of a Collection", ex-libris of collector Svetozár Pantůček. Part of Smetana's Creative Litomyšl 2008 was an exhibition "New Discoveries of Photographs" by Daniel Reynek travelling to Czech inspiration towns.

III. Smetana's Creative Litomyšl 2007

The principal exhibition of the 3rd year in 2007 was "František Kupka - Man and Earth". "The Curtain" by Václav Boštík was installed on the second floor of the castle, Kubík Gallery showed paintings by the landscapist Jan Honsa and photographs by two friends - photographers Jiří Toman and Josef Sudek. The Monastery Gardens displayed "Rank" by Jasan Zoubek. Zdeněk Sklenář Gallery brought together artefacts created with various techniques in various periods under the name "Fireworks of Beauty". The exhibition of pictures and poems by Honza Volf was very popular with the visitors.

II. Smetana's Creative Litomyšl 2006

The second run in 2006 brought exhibitions "Centripetal Margins - visual art from the Pardubice Region" showing paintings by famous artists whose lives were connected with East Bohemia in some way, "Moods and Nocturns of Jakub Schikaneder", "The Hidden Face of the World" displaying previously unpublished portfolios of international photographers, Jiří David and Jan Merta exhibited in Josef Pleskot's rooms, Zdeněk Sklenář Gallery displayed the "Jewels of Czech Art" in its Litomyšl branch.

I. Smetana's Creative Litomyšl 2005

The 2005 session was already being organised as Smetana's Creative Litomyšl. Among the founders were the director of East Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice Martin Dostál, deputy governor of the Pardubice Region Miroslav Brýdl, director of Smetana's Litomyšl Opera Festival Jan Pikna, director of Kampa Museum Jiří Lammel, gallery owner Zdeněk Sklenář, director of City Gallery in Litomyšl Helena Zemanová and director of City Gallery in Vysoké Mýto Pavel Chalupa. From the beginning the plan was to tie the exhibitions with Smetana's Litomyšl Opera Festival and this is why the name of Bedřich Smetana - seemingly illogically - was used in the name of exhibitions of fine art. (Mařák's Creative Litomyšl inspired by another Litomyšl native would have undoubtedly sounded equally good; naming it after painter Antonín Dvořák, another famous Litomyšl native who worked in Litomyšl in the 19th century, would have certainly been witty.)