Zacheta Gallery

 

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The origins of Zacheta can be traced back to 1860, when the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts was founded in Warsaw (at the time when the city was located within the Russian partition zone). As a civic initiative it was intended to promote art for the mutual benefit of both artists and society at large.


The Society set for itself the task of organizing exhibitions, purchasing works of art in order to create a national collection, and assisting young artists. With the purpose of stimulating an interest in art within the community, the Society granted prizes to the public in the form of prints. The building housing Zacheta Gallery with its classical façade in the academic Renaissance survived the Second World War and in 1955 had a fourth wing added in accordance with the original architectural plans. After the political transformations of 1989, Zacheta became the Zacheta State Gallery of Art, returning to the noble civic goals of the original Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts. Once again, it is dedicated to the enrichment of the nation’s social and cultural life, seeking to develop art at home and to promote it abroad. Besides modern art, there are interesting review exhibitions covering such things as the development of Polish art set against the background of international trends, the works of Polish artists overseas and those of illustrious European artists. Moreover the popular World Press Photo event is also held here.

Address: 3 Plac Malachowskiego (Square)

Opening hours:

Mondays – closed

Tuesdays – Sundays – 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays – free entrance

Tickets:

15 PLN - normal

10 PLN – reduced





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