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 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.
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”.
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.
"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.
Until 27 September, the Gallery of 20th-Century Polish Art presents 10 portraits of Eugenia Wyszomirska-Kuźnicka created by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. Witkacy's pastels are owned by the Katowice History Museum.
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.
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).
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.