Gallery of Steel Figures

29.11.2017 - 30.06.2018

Gallery of Steel Figures is a new temporary exhibition, featuring dozens of sculptures made of steel, inspired by heroes from fairy tales, science fiction films, fantasy worlds, as well as by celebrities, animals or models of luxury car makes. As the authors assert, "In the industrial environment we create impressive metal figures – robots, cartoon and movie characters, and perfectly reconstructed cars, which emerge from the processing and machining of metal scrap. We transform the scrap into imposing artwork, in order to give a completely new life, just like at Madame Tussauds'...

THE THAW 56 – CRACOVIA 65. EXHIBITION OF WITOLD CĘCKIEWICZ’S ARCHITECTURE

24.11.2017 - 21.01.2018

The exhibition in the former Cracovia Hotel tells a story of Witold Cęckiewicz’s architecture against the political and social background of the two decades following the 1956 Thaw. After the events of October 1956, architects abandoned socialist realism and turned to modern forms. This breakthrough is the starting point of an exhibition organized in the building of the former Cracovia Hotel (now the Branch of the National Museum in Kraków). The main axis of the show will be the oeuvre of Witold Cęckiewicz – one of the most important architects of Polish post-war modernism. In 1965, Cęckiewicz designed the Cracovia Hotel that – along with the adjacent Kijów (Kiev) Cinema – count among the leading achievements of Polish architecture in the 1960s...

P for paradox.
The story of Fiat 125 p

30.09.2017 - 31.12.2017

In the grey reality of the 1970s, there were not many things that were as desirable as your own car. The purchase of a license to produce “the Big Fiat” and the renewal of Polish-Italian cooperation enabled to make this dream come true. When the first cars drove off the production line on 28th November 1967 everyone wanted to have one. Initially, only the services and privileged individuals had the luck to sit at the wheel of the modern Fiat 125p which was a sign of high social status. However, as time went by and the dream came true, more and more people began to notice that Fiat 125p did not stand for luxury and prestige only, but it also meant day-to-day hardships which stemmed from socialist economy...

More Light!

16.02.2016 - 31.12.2017

The exhibition "More Light" allows you to compare the pros and cons of lamps, check out their light output and power consumption, and a look at the methods of producing light in the commonly used electric lamps. Thanks to simple experiments, we learn about the nature of light and the basic methods of transforming the electric energy into light. The exhibition is supplemented by a collection of historic bulbs.