Warsaw Museums Celebrate Visitor Boom
FeaturesInsider News 3 January 2023 0
Bouncing back after two years of on-off lockdowns, Warsaw’s museums are looking to the future after announcing record-breaking attendance figures for the year just gone. Of the more high-profile venues, the National Museum in Warsaw posted annual visitor figures of 470,831 to its main exhibition space, a considerable leap... Read more
The Perfect Chemis-tree: Warsaw & The Palm!
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, join us for a look back at the story behind Warsaw’s iconic palm tree… Asked what public art should ‘achieve’, Joanna Rajkowska is surprisingly dismissive. “Nothing, really,” she replies, “it should just be a part of our everyday lives” It’s perhaps a startling admission given... Read more
This Is Praga: Back To The ’70s
Offering a compelling glimpse into the past, a new exhibition has opened in the Praga Museum to provide a photographic portrait of the everyday lives of the locals in the 1970s. Born in 1939, Albert Krystyniak moved with his family to Warsaw’s eastern suburb after the war, and spent... Read more
Rock On: A Jarocin Retrospective
Background Jarocin Festival was one of the biggest rock festivals in 1980s Europe and by far the biggest festival of alternative music in the Eastern Bloc. Regarded by some as the Polish Woodstock, some believe that the festival was designed by the government’s secret service to create a “safe... Read more
The Ultimate Wisła Guide!
Glimpse… The Future Seen as a shiny, strange orb, find a time capsule sitting on the river’s boulevards until the end of this month. Scheduled to be opened in ten years’ time – and thereafter at 25-year intervals – possibly the bigger point of interest are the wacky historic... Read more
New Mural Strikes Bielany!
Found on Żeromskiego 44/50, the mural has allowed the two stars to once again be neighbors. Living on ul. Płatnicza – the same street as the songstress Kora – both became cultural icons. In the case of Sienkiewicz, the popular actress was famed for appearing in such as films... Read more
Miniature Park Returns!
Insider News 29 June 2021 0
Settling for a three-year lease on the corner of Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska, this remarkable labor of love presents a range of meticulously detailed 1:25 scale models of some of the most glorious buildings. Showcasing the lost architectural gems that once dazzled the city, visitors can once again get up... Read more
Sasnal Exhibition Opens
Depicting Poland in the wake of the Shoah, the exhibition grapples with weighty topics that examine topics of loss, guilt, absence, exclusion, nationalism and alienation. Deeply layered, it goes further to address issues relating to xenophobia and cultural appropriation. “It’s a complex exhibition because this is a complex painter,”... Read more
Eastern Secrets of Old Town
A Not So Lucky Pillar? Should you shift the capital to Warsaw, then expect a 22-meter column to go up in your name. At least, that’s what happened in the case of Zygmunt III Vasa. Constructed on the orders of his son in 1644, the granite column was inspired... Read more
On The Rise: Museum of Modern Art
Insider News 6 May 2021 0
Heavy with black and white graphics, the fence has been designed to deliver a clear message to the passing pedestrian: “19,788 m2 of art – imagine it”, urges the communication. This, say museum officials, will become even easier on May 15th when Jerzy Blomberg and Michał Ziętek will take... Read more