|"Pan z gramofonem," 1926, by Marek Włodarski|
Courtesy of MNW
Gallery of Art of the XX and XXI Century
Al. Jerozolimskie 3
A new gallery extension containing a wide-ranging collection of Polish art from the 20th and 21st centuries is now open at the National Museum in Warsaw. The work on show covers paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs and films from renowned Polish artists including Władysław Strzemiński, Henryk Stażewski, Katarzyna Kobro, and Marek Włodarski, as well as many others.
The museum's curators decided to create the new gallery because there was no exhibition in Warsaw that gave insight into the full scope of Polish art from the past 100 years. The works on show, the majority of which have not been displayed at the National Museum previously, cover a variety of genres including abstract art, expressionism and more modern avant-garde styles.
"The differences shown in the cinematographic works, photographs, photo montages, and new acquisitions, including works from as early as the Third Republic, represent the nucleus of the next chapter of the National Museum in Warsaw's art collection," said Piotr Rypson, curator of the modern art collection and deputy director for research at the museum.
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