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Night of Museums 15/16 May 2015

Night of Museums 15/16 May 2015

Night of Museums 15/16 May 2015

We invite you to visit our Museum during the 12. edition of the Night of Museums - Light Night at the Museum. May 15 all branches of the National Museum in Krakow will be open only between 7.00 p.m. - 01.00 a.m.

The National Museum in Krakow

Main Building, al. 3 Maja 1

Gallery of 20th-century Polish Art – presentation of native art, from the last century to the contemporary times, and from the works of Boznańska, Malczewski, and Wyspiański, to Nowosielski, Kantor and the youngest generation of artists - Kozyra and Żebrowska.

Gallery of Decorative Art – a collection of fabrics, gold-work, glass, ceramics, furniture, musical instruments and Judaica

Gallery 'Arms and Uniforms in Poland' – military equipmentranging from the Middle Ages to World War II
Polish Legions 1914-1918 - exhibition on the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and the Legion's Heroic Effort

  • 7.00 p.m.–9.30 p.m. Konik Muzealny by Night – museum path for families
  • From 7.00 p.m. Get to know us! Special track for adult visitors
  • 8.00 p.m. – guided tour with the curator of the exhibition Polish Legions 1914-1918 (Piotr Wilkosz, curator of the exhibition)
  • 7.00 p.m. – presentation of the Chinese martial arts performed by the masters and club representants from the Choy Lee Kung Fu Poland Chinese Martial Arts Centre in Krakow (the square in front of the Main Building)
  • 8.00 p.m. – screening of the movie "Enter the Dragon" from 1973 (U Samurajow room, the number of seats is limited)
  • 10.00 p.m.–11.00 p.m. – screening of filmThe Lost Museum 2014 (U Samurajów room)
 
The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in Sukiennice, Rynek Główny 3
A presentation of Polish painting and sculpture, as well as works of the greatest Polish painters, including Michałowski, Grottger, Matejko, Siemiradzki, Malczewski, Wyczółkowski, Chełmoński.

  • 7.00 p.m.–9.30 p.m. Konik Muzealny by Night – museum path for families
  • From 7.00 p.m. Get to know us! Special track for adult visitors

 
The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, ul. Kanonicza 17

Art of Old Poland. (The 12th-18th Century)
Orthodox Art of the Old Polish Republic
Exhibition Krakow on Your Doorstep – several hundred copies of the most valuable historic architectural sculptures from all over Poland, e.g. from Krakow Cathedral and St. Mary's Church

Show Meeting after centuries. Jan Maria Padovano, Renaissance Wawel Sacrarium (1533-1536)
7.00 p.m.–9.30 p.m. Konik Muzealny by Night – museum path for families
From 7.00 p.m. Get to know us! Special track for adult visitors
 
The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum, ul. Piłsudskiego 10-12
Exhibition of over 2 500 of the most valuable coins, medals and banknotes from the collection of the Numismatic Chamber as well as priceless manuscripts and maps from the collection of Emeryk Hutten-Czapski. The garden lapidary features stone architectural fragments from Kraków churches and tenements.
Exhibition: From East to West. From Damascus to Andalusia. Islamic Money in the Middle Ages
Exhibition: Monuments of Polish History – Chronicles and Historiography
7.00 p.m.–9.30 p.m. Konik Muzealny by Night - path for families
From 7.00 p.m. Get to know us! Special track for adult visitors
8.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. – guided tour with the curator of the exhibition From East to West. From Damascus to Andalusia. Islamic Money in the Middle Ages
9.00 p.m. – reading of "One Thousand and One Nights", version for children - arcades in the Czapski garden (in case the weather is unfavourable – the AV room)
11.00 p.m. – reading of ""One Thousand and One Nights", version for adults (location: see above.)
 
The Czartoryski Museum, the Arsenal - Gallery of Antiquities
ul. Pijarska 8
Presentation of ancient art: Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman - e.g. Egyptian sarcophagi with mummies, a collection of papyrus fragments with texts from the Book of the Dead, Greek black-figure and red-figure vases, Roman statues and sarcophagi

From 7.00 p.m. – Get to know us! - special track for adult visitors
7.00 p.m.–9.30 p.m. – Konik Muzealny by Night – museum path for families
African Night of Dance and Lights (in front of the building)
7.00 p.m., 8.00 p.m., 9.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. – Arabic dance show – candle dance
7.20 p.m., 8.20 p.m., 9.20 p.m., 10.20 p.m. – Dance workshops
7.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m. Egyptian mask – face painting
11.00 p.m.–00.00 a.m. Night in the Gallery – tour with flashlights
 
The Czartoryski Library, ul. św. Marka 17
Special exhibitions of manuscripts by Jan Długosz: the original Chronicle From the Mid-fifteenth Century, Life of St. Kinga from the fifteenth century (the original was written under the supervision of Jan Długosz), Chronicles from the Beginning of the 16th Century(copy with illuminations)
7.30 p.m., 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. – lectures about Jan Długosz and his contribution to the Polish historiography – reservations required: rezerwacja_mnk@mnk.pl
 
The Jan Matejko House, ul. Floriańska 41
Historic objects related to the artistic and pedagogical work, as well as the collector's passion of Jan Matejko, unknown aspects of the artist's life and works, a collection of crafts, fabrics and military.
7.00 p.m.–9.30 p.m. Konik Muzealny by Night – mueum path for families
7.30 p.m.–8.00 p.m. Light Snapshots in the Images of Electrifying Instruments (fragment of a musical by the 1st Degree Music School in Dobczyce)
 
The Szołayski House, pl. Szczepański 9
Exhibition: Szymborska's Drawer – the intimate world of poetic imagination and intellectual inspiration of the Nobel Prize winner
 
EUROPEUM - the European Cultural Centre, pl. Sikorskiego 6
Presentation of European painting and sculpture from the twelfth to the twentieth century - including paintings by Veneziano, Lotto, Jan van Goyen, Maes, Strozzi, Magnasco, Fabre, Maurice de Vlaminck and sculptures by Thorvaldsen, Canova and Vigeland

7.00 p.m.–9.30 p.m. – Konik Muzealny by Night – museum path for families
From 7.00 p.m. Get to know us! Special track for adult visitors
Exhibition of a Dutch painting "Portrait of a Lady" by Caspar Netscher (a new purchase in the collection of the National Museum in Krakow)
Meetings by the painting with the employees of the European Painting department:
8.00 p.m.–8.45 p.m. Lecture by curator Dorota Dec
9.00 p.m.–9.45 p.m. Lecture by Filip Chmielewski
 
The Józef Mehoffer House, ul. Krupnicza 26
The interior of Józef Mehoffer's house recreates the decor and atmosphere of the former residence of the artist. Numerous works by Józef Mehoffer: stained glass, oil paintings, drawings, pictures

7.00 p.m.–21.30 Konik Muzealny by Night – museum path for families
From 7.00 p.m. Get to know us! Special track for adult visitors
8.00 p.m. and 00.00 a.m. – Guided tour with the guide from the National Museum in Kraków
10.00 p.m. Around the Opava stained glass by Józef Mehoffer – meeting with visitors of the House of Józef Mehoffer at the "Faith-Hope-Love" and "Caritas" stained glass works, a tour with the curator of the Gallery
 
ZAKOPANE: May 16/17
The Karol Szymanowski Museum in Villa "Atma" in Zakopane, ul. Kasprusie 19
Presentation of the composer's work, his relations with Zakopane and the folklore of Podhale Region, as depicted in his personal belongings (including portraits by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz)

  • 6.00 p.m. concert – Chopin and Szymanowski
  • Performed by: Błażej Kociuban (violin), Krzysztof Sadłowski (cello), Piotr Kosiński (piano). Special guest: Anna Polony – recitation (Polish poetry)
  • 8.00 p.m. – 00.00 a.m. piano marathon – music of the piano colourists (Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Szymanowski)
  • 8.00 p.m. Dorota Bayon-Motyczyńska
  • 9.00 p.m. Radosław Goździkowski
  • 10.00 p.m. Jakub Kuszlik
  • 11.00 p.m. Szymon Nehring

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