The National Museum in Warsaw has been through quite a lot lately: new exhibitions, new graphic design, new website, new cafe. The changes made are visible: one of the new exhibitions called: “The Elevated. From pharaohs to Lady GaGa” was an absolute hit and the exhibits astounded also the greatest admirers of art.
There are many ancient sculptures and reliefs, some of them from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, works of Lucas Cranach the Older, busts of the famous and unfamous. From modern times: photos by Poremba or a giant work of Nicholas Robespierre, a French protographer based in Warsaw. My personal favorite was a red and white set of chess, a rare and extremely precisely carved rarity, and portraits of one of the Sejm members at the beginning of the 20 Centrury.
The National Museum has also a new art/book shop (in the picture above) – an endless source of engaged books, interesting t-shirts, postcards and gadgets. Also a corner for the youngest art fans is there – many of the books and plays are just ideal for a gift.
About two months ago the Gallery of 20 and 21 Century was opened here – it’s definitely worth a visit too.