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XX + XXI. Polish Art Gallery in the Main Building of the National Museum in Kraków gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the panorama of the history of Polish art of this period. The exhibition presents a cross-section of selected phenomena, trends and art movements through outstanding works from the Museum’s collection of contemporary art.
The National Museum in Krakow kindly invites you to a new permanent Gallery presenting Polish art of the 20th and 21st century. The exhibition provides an overview of the multitude of artistic phenomena and trends that have appeared in Poland over the last 120 years. The Gallery exhibits works by all the greatest artists, from Stanisław Wyspiański, Jacek Malczewski, Józef Mehoffer, and Wojciech Weiss, to works by Zbigniew Pronaszko, Zofia Stryjeńska, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Leon Chwistek, Jan Cybis, as well asTadeusz Kantor, Maria Jarema, Jerzy Nowosielski, Roman Opałka, Ryszard Winiarski, Andrzej Wróblewski, Wojciech Fangor, Łukasz Korolkiewicz, Ewa Kuryluk and many others. Sculpture is represented, among others, by Xawery Dunikowski, Konstanty Laszczka, Alina Szapocznikow, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, and Władysław Hasior. The exhibition also features representatives of artistic groups such as “Wprost” (Leszek Sobocki, Zbylut Grzywacz), "Ładnie” (Wilhelm Sasnal, Marcin Maciejowski), and “Gruppa” (Jarosław Modzelewski, Włodzimierz Pawlak).
For the first time in the Gallery, apart from painting and sculpture, we will also present art glass and ceramics (Henryk Albin Tomaszewski, Alina Kalczyńska-Scheiwiller) as well as the Kraków school of graphics from 1960-1985 (Jerzy Panek, Mieczysław Wejman, Zbigniew Lutomski, Ryszard Otręba). The new exhibition will also be used as a space to show animated and experimental films (Julian Józef Antoniszczak, Jan Lenica).
Curators: Andrzej Szczerski, Anna Budzałek, Magdalena Czubińska, Alicja Kilijańska, Bożena Kostuch, Urszula Kozakowska-Zaucha, Światosław Lenartowicz, Agata Małodobry
Coordinator: Katarzyna Stolarz Exhibition design: Wzorro Design