Free time for free art Free time for free art

Art doesn’t mean shuffling around in silence and stillness. We reveal three places that encourage interaction…

Museum of Modern Art (artmuseum.pl/en/muzeum) Whilst city planners bicker over this 1970’s glass fronted building’s listed status, I recommend taking the family to what was previously a furniture shop and getting acquainted with Poland’s contemporary art. The ‘As you can see’ exhibition has been created for a broad audience.  Grab the free art cards for kids and watch them interact with quirky installations like the magic carpet, a real Snowman and a rather thoughtful goat. Entrance is free.

Fort Bemowo 40/40 Gallery (40bema.blogspot.com) Fort Bema, built 1886/1890, was originally a fortress and later home to German ammunition during WW II. In 2002 the Bemowo district began its redevelopment and declared it a public recreational space. Along with a well-equipped play area and Rope Park it’s brimming with derelict villas and bunkers, one of which houses the 40/40 Gallery. A  collaborative project between street and graffiti artists has left it with artwork that will knock your socks off.

Plac Zabaw / Rondo Stanislawa Sedlaczka (facebook.com/wawaplaczabaw) Agrykola Park in summer becomes one of the coolest hotspots in town and you don’t have to stay up till the wee hours to experience it! Weekend events include markets, DJ’s, hip hop contests, karaoke, food trucks and outdoor films. Don’t forget to take a little tour under the viaduct and marvel at the free street art gallery. Here works by Chazme, Sepe, Maniac and NeSpoon can be spotted. (GBB)

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