National Museum of Kraków – Gallery of 19th-century Polish art in the Cloth Hall

Address:
Rynek Główny 1-3, 31-042 Kraków
E-Mail:
 sukiennice_rezerwacja@muzeum.krakow.pl
WWW:
 http://www.muzeum.krakow.pl/Galeria-sztuki-polskiej-XIX-wieku-w-Sukiennicach.56.0.html

Description

It is one of the largest permanent exhibitions of the 19th-century Polish painting and sculpture in Poland. In 1879, the Cloth Hall became the seat of the new National Museum, whose collection was originated by a Polish painter, Henryk Siemiradzki. The gallery features works of art by Jan Matejko, Piotr Michałowski, Jacek Malczewski, Artur Grottger, Józef Chełmoński and Leon Wyczółkowski.

It is one of the largest permanent exhibitions of the 19th-century Polish painting and sculpture in Poland. In 1879, the Cloth Hall became the seat of the new National Museum, whose collection was originated by a Polish painter, Henryk Siemiradzki. The gallery features works of art by Jan Matejko, Piotr Michałowski, Jacek Malczewski, Artur Grottger, Józef Chełmoński and Leon Wyczółkowski.

The gallery also presents works of art whose theme is associated with the Jewish tradition and culture, such as a painting entitled Maccabees by Wojciech Korneli Stattler, Jews by Piotr Michałkowski, Ahaswer by Maurycy Gottlieb, Talmudic Studies by Samuel Hirszenberg and Feast of trumpets by Aleksander Gierymski.

Translation: Summa Linguae SA

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