Dürer, Memling, Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese. Works of these outstanding artists, who enjoyed great popularity with the audience, can be admired in Krakow until 27 September 2015 thanks to a unique exhibition titled Ottomania. The Ottoman Orient in the Art of Renaissance, prepared by the National Museum in Krakow in collaboration with Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels. The exhibition is part of a large international project titled “Ottomans & Europeans: Reflecting on five centuries of cultural relations”.
"I dream of a painting I could completely immerse myself in" - Leon Tarasewicz once said, and in 2005, in the Gallery of 20th-Century Polish Art of the National Museum in Krakow mounted a spatial installation, creating an illusion of immersion in the painting. On the 10th anniversary of the gallery, the square in front of the Main Building, which serves as the Museum Forum, presents Tarasewicz's colossal construction, which covers an area of 200 square metres and contains an unusual maze.
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.
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.
Zygmunt Radnicki was one of the youngest representatives of the generation of artists who formed modern art in Poland. The works of this outstanding painter from the years 1913-1969 are presented at the exhibitions in the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow and in the newly opened Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, which are jointly organized by the two institutions.
Pure Form is an art concept coined by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, which encompasses all arts, including music. In painting, it involved a formal experiment, which resulted in a series of oil paintings created in the early 1920s.
'Monuments of Polish History. Chronicles and Historiography in Old Prints from the Collection of the National Museum in Krakow'.
The National Museum in Krakow would like to invite the public to another fascinating exhibition – a journey through the history of Poland, in which the most valuable and beautiful old prints: old Polish chronicles, galleries of portraits of rulers, armorials and maps will act as guides.
Between the East and the West. From Damascus to Andalusia. Islamic Coins in the Middle Ages.
Exhibition on the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and the Legions.
On 6 August 2014, on the centenary of the march-out of the First Cadre Company, an exhibition commemorating the Polish Legions was opened in the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow.
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).
This work by Maurycy Gottlieb is a portrait of his good friend and fellow student – Walerian Kryciński. It was painted in 1875 during their stay in Vienna, when they shared an apartment together with other friends. They were both students of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, directed by Jan Matejko.
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.