The exhibition presents 92 works authored by 35 prominent and recognized artists from the second half of the 20th century, originally from Europe and the USA, including Karel Appel, Arman, George Baselitz, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Allen Jones, Roberto Matta, Mimmo Paladino, Roy Lichtenstein and others. The prints are on loan from the permanent collection Le Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in La Louvière (Belgium).
The exhibition titled "Long Live Art! Feliks Jasieński's Collection. From Japan to Europe. Beautiful and Useful Objects", displayed in the Szołayski House, features a wide selection of exhibits from the priceless collection of Feliks "Manggha" Jasieński. We present the person of the prominent Krakow collector, patriot, art patron and a friend of the artists – masters from the Young Poland movement. Not only can the visitors admire paintings, sculptures and prints, but they can also see ceramics, textiles, furniture and militaria from that period.
The exhibition titled Pilgrims, Travellers, Tourists – Exploring the World. From the NMK Collection of Old Prints and Maps presents a selection of 60 works dating back to the period from the 15th to the 19th century and devoted to travels, which we learn about through memoirs and literature related to historiography and geography. The old volumes are accompanied by 19 antique maps and atlases.
But I have swam through libraries and sailed through oceans. (Herman Melville, Moby Dick)
The exhibition presents over 300 works by outstanding artists active in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in circles associated with Impressionism, Symbolism, post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau. Their prints belong to the largest Polish collection of modern French printmaking, numbering around 1110 works, amassed for nearly a quarter of a century by its great enthusiast - Feliks Jasieński.
Located in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland (also known as the Polish Jura), a small wooden church of the Visitation of Madonna in Paczółtowice is home to one of the ﬁnest images of Mary in the local history of Gothic panel painting in the region of Małopolska (Lesser Poland). Originally, the image of Madonna with Child in the central altarpiece and the two lateral wings featuring the ﬁgures of Saint Barbara and Catherine were parts of a triptych.
In the dust... is a series of artistic interventions directed towards the museum as the sum of a variety of relationships – between people, things, biographies, history, and space – which each time is created anew, sometimes differently and often only momentarily. Individual projects by Christian Kobald, Alicja Rogalska, Paweł Kruk and Roman Dziadkiewicz will constitute independent components. In such dispersed structure of elements, amid the dust, the museum will be perceived as something in between what is singular and plural, common and separate.
Between the East and the West. From Damascus to Andalusia. Islamic Coins in the Middle Ages.
On 1 February 2013, the first anniversary of the death of Wisława Szymborska, the exhibition Szymborska’s Drawer opened at Szołayski House, a Department of the National Museum in Krakow (pl. Szczepanski 9).
The Gallery of Polish Painting in the Presidential Palace, prepared by the National Museum in Krakow and opened on 9 January 2015 by the President of the Republic of Poland and the First Lady, presents the works of over twenty most prominent Polish painters such as Józef Chełmoński, Aleksander Gierymski, Stanisław Witkiewicz, Józef Czapski and Stanisław Wyspiański.