WyspiańskiThe National Museum in Kraków has gathered the largest and most valuable collection of works by Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907) — one of the most important, original and appreciated artist from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, who belongs among such artists as Klimt, Mucha and Gaudi; the exhibition comprises of about 900 works.16.01.2019
Wyspiański. Unknown“Wyspiański. Unknown” consists primarily of works of art and objects associated with Stanisław Wyspiański which the public will have the opportunity to see for the very first time.04.09.2018
Boards, leathers and enclosures. The works of old-days bookbindersOld books – being valuable objects – were secured with strong bindings. In the centuries between 15th and 16th, bookbinders used boards covered with leather, and later also cardboard, in order to stiffen sewn sheets of paper or parchment. The leather on the covers and spine was decorated – with the technique of engraving or carving called blind tooling.12.01.2019
Sztuka TerazFor the third time already, the halls of the National Museum in Krakow will host an exhibition prepared as part of the “Sztuka Teraz” (Art now) project. This is an exceptional, ambitious, and essential initiative which combines the popularisation of art with the idea of wisely providing aid to the needy.27.09.2018
The Master and Catherine. Hans Suess von Kulmbach and his works for KrakowThe early Renaissance period master, Hans Suess von Kulmbach, was one of the most outstanding artists working in Albrecht Dürer's circle – a renowned painter, printmaker, illuminator and stained glass window designer. In spite of this, little is known about his life, or whether or not he visited the Royal Town while executing commissions for Krakow.31.10.2018
Independence. Around the historical thought of Józef PiłsudskiA lot of museums prepared exhibitions related to the 100th anniversary of Polish independence. The one at the National Museum in Krakow differs from them with a strict relationship with the historical thought of Józef Piłsudski – creator of Polish Legions, architect of independence, but also the strategist, publicist and inquiring analyst of Polish history.07.09.2018
Poland. Piotr UklańskiPiotr Uklański exhibition at the National Museum is the first Krakow presentation of the works of this artist, who is renowned in Poland as well as abroad. The reflection upon national iconography that he has been developing for over two decades – including the iconic works Solidarity, John Paul II, Polesploitation – assume the form of the exhibition this time. The theme of the new cycle of over fifty photographs is Poland. Colorful, as well as black and white photographs shown in the temporary exhibition room of the NMK, stress the artist's interest in the native landscape and national myths.18.09.2018
Parisian climate in Józef Czapski's diariesJózef Czapski's diaries are an extraordinary combination of diaries and painting, as well as a specific calendar of the artist's rich life. The National Museum in Krakow has 275 diaries and the Józef Czapski Pavilion regularly exhibits those valuable objects, every time in a different thematic scene, prepared by Janusz S. Nowak.04.09.2018
Jan Matejko. Anniversary – 2018 anniversaries Common bookplatesAt the exhibition, we present 78 bookplates of 26 authors, both Polish and foreign, sent in response to Internet invitation. The works are made with different techniques. They refer to Matejko, his anniversaries and motifs from his canvases.09.05.2018
Important and inconspicuous. Lead seals‘The Sphinx of Slav Sigillography’ – this is how small lead objects with mysterious symbols found since 1864 at the bottom of Drohiczyn Góra Zamkowa (Castle Mount) were described. They are called ‘Drohiczyn seals’ after the place where they were found for the first time, although nowadays they are also known from the periphery of Kievan Rus, including the Polish-Russian borderland, especially Drohiczyn and Czermno, where they can be found in large numbers.06.04.2018
The other side of things. Polish design after 1989This exhibition surveys the development of Polish design after 1989. It shows how design artists coped with the budding capitalism in the 1990s, what imprint Postmodernism left on their works, how they joined in the international trends in design at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, and how they strive these days for individuality in an attempt to measure up to the competition on foreign markets. The economic efficiency is not always the only determinant of the form of a product.02.03.2018
Comics now!Who is Bezrobotny Froncek [Jobless Froncek]? Was he once more popular than Mickey Mouse? Where was Koziołek Matołek [Silly Billy] going? Whose dog is Filuś, and what is Miluś the dragon afraid of? Can a turtle be a symbol of a superhero? You will find answers to these and other questions at the exhibition
Comics Now!, open from 2 March until 22 July 2018..29.06.2017
Coin and Empire. From the Achaemenids to the Hellenistic KingdomsThe Lydians, a people occupying western Anatolia, may have been the first to mint coins, not later than the third quarter of the 7th century BC. The practice of production and use of coins was promptly borrowed by the Greeks, who spread it in the Mediterranean world.12.12.2016
Indigenous Customs and Rituals in Polish Art of the 19th and 20th CenturyThe National Museum in Krakow has prepared its second art presentation in the Presidential Palace. It is centred around indigenous traditions and customs, which are reflected in Polish painting of the 19th and 20th century. The exhibition consists of 39 paintings depicting Polish religious and secular traditions associated both with folk customs and the ethos of the gentry.03.11.2016
The FormistsThe exhibition, organised by the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland in conjunction with the National Museum in Krakow, will be held in the foyer leading to the Chapel in the Presidential Palace. In keeping with the religious character of its location, the exhibition will focus on the sacral art of the Formists, an artistic group established in Krakow in 1917 by Tytus Czyżewski and the brothers Andrzej and Zbigniew Pronaszko.
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