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The latest instalment of the permanent gallery of contemporary art at the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow presents a fresh take by the museum’s curators. We will see works from the Young Poland period, modernism, expressionism, colourism and avantgarde, art by the Second Kraków Group and the Wprost and Ładnie groups, all the way to the most recent artworks.

The exhibition provides an overview of the multitude of artistic phenomena and trends that have appeared in Poland over the last 120 years. The Gallery exhibits works by all the greatest artists, from Stanisław Wyspiański, Jacek Malczewski, Józef Mehoffer, and Wojciech Weiss, to works by Zbigniew Pronaszko, Zofia Stryjeńska, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Leon Chwistek, Jan Cybis, as well asTadeusz Kantor, Maria Jarema, Jerzy Nowosielski, Roman Opałka, Ryszard Winiarski, Andrzej Wróblewski, Wojciech Fangor, Łukasz Korolkiewicz, Ewa Kuryluk and many others. Sculpture is represented, among others, by Xawery Dunikowski, Konstanty Laszczka, Alina Szapocznikow, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, and Władysław Hasior. The exhibition also features representatives of artistic groups such as Wprost (Leszek Sobocki, Zbylut Grzywacz), Ładnie (Wilhelm Sasnal, Marcin Maciejowski), and Gruppa (Jarosław Modzelewski, Włodzimierz Pawlak).

For the first time in the Gallery, apart from painting and sculpture, museum also presents art glass and ceramics (Henryk Albin Tomaszewski, Alina Kalczyńska-Scheiwiller) as well as the Kraków school of graphics from 1960-1985 (Jerzy Panek, Mieczysław Wejman, Zbigniew Lutomski, Ryszard Otręba). The new exhibition is also used as a space to show animated and experimental films (Julian Józef Antoniszczak, Jan Lenica).

Tickets: normal PLN 28, concessions PLN 15, family PLN 56, admission free on Tuesday



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