National Museum

National Museum information

Kraków , Poland
Address
Street Al 3 Maja 1
More information
www.muzeum.krakow.pl
Prices
adult/concession 18/9zł, free Sun
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Three permanent exhibitions – the Gallery of 20th-Century Polish Painting, the Gallery of Decorative Art, and Polish Arms and National Colours – are housed in this main branch of the National Museum in Kraków, 500m west of the Old Town down ul Piłsudskiego. The painting gallery houses an extensive collection of Polish painting (and some sculpture) covering the period from 1890 until the present day. There are several stained-glass designs (including the ones for Wawel Cathedral) by Stanisław Wyspiański, and an impressive selection of paintings by Witkacy (Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz). Jacek Malczewski and Olga Boznańska are also well represented. Of the postwar artists, take particular note of the works by Tadeusz Kantor, Jerzy Nowosielski and Władysław Hasior.