National Museum in Wroclaw is one of the main museums in Wroclaw carrying on the tradition of German museums that had been existing in city since the XIX century. The museum collections include mainly painting and sculpture with particular emphasis on the art of Silesia. National Museum has got one of the biggest collections of modern art in Poland. The permanent exhibition of Polish modern art is a presentation of the work of artists that had a big influence on the development of fine arts in the XX century. The museum promotes modern art not only in Poland but also abroad: on international festivals in Cagnes-sur-Mer, São Paulo, New Delhi and Faenza. It is worth mentioning paintings, sculptures and crafts of Italian, French and the Netherlands.
The exhibition in the main building in Powstancow Warszawy Street is divided into the following parts:
- Silesia stone sculpture of the XII-XVIth century – including the graves of Silesian princes, altar figures, sculpture and reliefs,
- Silesia Art of the XIV-XVIth century – it’s the most valuable part of the collection that belongs to the museum. It contains mainly the high class objects of gothic sacral art that came here from Silesia churches,
- Silesia Art of the XVI-XIXth century – from renaissance and baroque sacral art through secular art from this age, classicism, biedermeier to the beginning of the XXth century,
- Polish Art of the XVII-XIX century,
- Polish modern Art – from the beginning of the XXth century, through the interwar age to the most important artists of the after war age.
The price of tickets:
adults 15 zł,
reduced ticket 10 zł,
families 10zł(parent), 5zł(child).
On Saturdays the entry is free (permanent exhibitions).