Top 5 Warsaw Art Galleries and Museums

4muzeum-narodowe1. National Museum in Warsaw

The National Museum in Warsaw was founded in 1862 as the Museum of Fine Arts and is one of the oldest museums in Poland. The modernist building where it`s located currently was built between 1927-1938 and it`s one of the most important buildings of that time in Warsaw (Tadeusz Tołwiński`s project). The museum boasts a collection of about 830,000 works of art from Poland and abroad, from ancient times to the present including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, coins, as well as utilitarian objects and design…read more

Adress: Aleje Jerozolimskie 3


23.zacheta_fot.wanda_hansen_52. Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Zachęta is one of the oldest galleries in Poland. The beautiful building was constructed between 1898-1900 according to project of Stefan Szyller. Gallery presented all the most important Polish artists’ including Wojciech Gerson, Jan Matejko, Józef Chełmoński, or Stanisław Wyspiański. Nowadays Zachęta is probably the most prestigious and the largest contemporary art gallery in Poland with a great collection of art which includes works of Tadeusz Kantor, Alina Szapocznikow, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zbigniew Libera or Wilhelm Sasnal…read more

Aress: Plac Małachowskiego 3

3. Museum on the Vistula – Museum of Modern Art

The Museum on the Vistula is a new exhibition pavilion of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. It`s located at Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22, next to the Copernicus Science Center and Vistula river. The building was designed by Austrian architect Adolf Krischanitz. The pavilion was used before by the Kunsthalle in Berlin…read more

Adress: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street

7warsaw-palaces4. Foksal Gallery

Foksal Gallery was founded in 1966 so it`s the oldest and one of the most prominant galleries of modern art in Poland. The gallery is focused on searching out and highlighting radical approaches to contemporary art. It doesn`t identify itself with just one avant-garde artistic movement, it preferres to outline certain landmarks in the specific geography of modern art. As a rule, the gallery fully cooperates with artists in shaping the programme of exhibitions. It`s located in an annexe to the XIX-th Century Zamoyski Palace, one of a few Warsaw palaces that were not destroyed during Second World War.

Location: Foksal 1/4 Street


5. Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle

The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle is a very active institution presenting contemporary ar of all kinds of genres and forms. It organizes exhibitions of photography, paintings or video installations. There are contemporary music concerts, experimental films screenings, performances and presentations of visual theater. You can always find here something interesting. In its small Kino LAB film theater everyday it shows independent films.

Adress: Jazdów 2 Street

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