Objects. Gallery of Polish Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries

permanent event

  • permanent event

At the new exhibition at the Szołayski House, we will follow the history of Polish design from the turn of the 20th century until the present day, with the 350 exhibits representing design projects, fashion and furniture.

The exhibition opens with works by the Polish Applied Art Association and the Kraków Workshops, as well as examples of the Zakopane style. The section dedicated to the Second Polish Republic focuses on modernism and the avantgarde. The largest room is dedicated to fashion, with another space presenting Polish 20th century posters. There are also examples of design from the communist period, and projects created since 1989, ranging from Polish computer games to public space design.

Tickets: normal PLN 28, concessions PLN 15, family PLN 56, admission free on Tuesday

The Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House

pl. Szczepański 9

The residential building at Szczepański Square reached its current form in the 1820s. In 1904, it passed into the hands of the Kraków commune with the aim of becoming a museum, and its history has been varied ever since: in 1934 it held the Feliks “Manggha” Jasieński branch of the National Museum, after the Second World War it presented a gallery of mediaeval art, and in the 21st century it was the temporary home to the Stanisław Wyspiański Museum. It’s also worth noting that in 2021 the museum finalised a few important projects, and Wyspiański’s works, forming a core part of the history of Polish design, go on show on 3 December at the new branch of his museum at the former granary at Sikorskiego Square. In the meantime, the Szołayski House has become a space for completely new artistic experiences by presenting previously unshown works from the National Museum’s collection: two new permanent exhibitions heralding the Museum of Architecture and Design which will be located in the former Hotel Cracovia. For the time being, the extensive selection of works from the National Museum’s collection and artworks created as part of an ongoing collaboration with Polish designers are presented at the historic Szołayski House.

Tickets to permanent exhibitions: normal PLN 28, concessions PLN 17, family PLN 56, admission free on Tuesday

OK We use cookies to facilitate the use of our services. If you do not want cookies to be saved on your hard drive, change the settings of your browser.