National Museum in Poznan
The Poznań museum exsists from 1857. It was renamed to National Museum in Poznan in 1950. It is one of the oldest, biggest and most important museums in Poland. Its rich and diverse holdings preserve and present to the public the legacy of centuries and generations, of knowledge, effort and passion of those who have gathered these artworks, among which there are gems fit for any prestigious world gallery. Made in different centuries and at different times, they await the visitors, ready to offer them an unforgettable experience.
The museum is located in two buildings. The historic wing (built in 1904) holds on its ground floor the Gallery of Polish Art from 16th-18th c. (with unique collection of coffin portraits) and the Gallery of Medieval Art. In 2011, in the basement of the historic building the Gallery of Ancient Art was opened with a unique collection of portraits of Roman Emperors. On the first floor, the collection of Western European paintings is presented, including the only painting by Claude Monet in Poland - Beach in Pourville. The modern wing contains Polish art ranging from Renaissance, through Romanticism, Impressionism, Symbolism - including the biggest polish collection of J. Malczewski, as well as paintings by O. Boznańska, W. Weiss, W. Wojtkiewicz, S. Wyspiański, artists of Ecole de Paris, the colorists to the modern art of T. Kantor, J. Nowosielski, A. Szapocznikow, the second “counted” painting by R. Opałka and works of last two decades by I. Gustowska, G. Kowalski and Z. Kulik.
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