Did you know that National Museum in Warsaw is one of leading art institutions in Poland? It is worth visiting not only because of remarkable art collection but also because of the building itself. Its modernist design makes it one of most recognizable landmarks of Warsaw. The museum remains closed but until 20th December you can go for a virtual tour featuring an excellent exhibition “Poland. The Power of Images ”. It presents masterpieces of Polish 19th and early 20th century most acclaimed artists. The message is to show the impact of visual arts on creating national identity of the nation without its own country since Poland was at that time partitioned by her neighbours and reappeared on the map of Europe only in 1918. The exhibition is a great lesson of Polish history but also an interesting encounter with Polish myths, traditions and diverse culture.
Before it arrived in Warsaw in February 2020 it was very successfully exhibited in Musee Louvre-Lens in France as “Pologne 1849-1918. Peindre l’ame d’une nation”. French exhibition was a joint venture of Musee Louvre-Lens and Adam Mickiewicz Institute under the honorary patronage of French and Polish presidents.