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We would like to kindly inform you that we had closed of the Polish Art Gallery after 1945.

In the next two months, the exhibition space will be prepared for the new exhibition project: “Beyond Eden. Contemporary art from the collections of the Silesian Museum in Katowice.” It will be a long-term presentation of mostly unseen works. The return of the permanent gallery of contemporary and newest art – in an altered form – is planned for the first half of 2023.

The idea of the “Beyond Eden …” exhibition was conceived with a view to showing works acquired for the museum’s collections in December 2018. Originally, they made up the Silesian Collection of Contemporary Art established in Katowice in 2001 and developed as part of the “Znaki Czasu” (“Time Marks”) National Program initiated by the then Minister of Culture Waldemar Dąbrowski and continued in individual provinces of the country. Thanks to the efforts of the management and curators of the Silesian Museum, with the grant support from the Katowice Marshal’s Office, almost the entire collection has been transferred to the Museum’s collections and, thus, significantly increased their potential.

The exhibition will cover painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, video-art, installations and conceptual objects testifying to great inventiveness and formal freedom of two generations of Polish artists. In its thematic and aesthetic layers, it is an intellectual and sensual art at the same time, diverse in content and visually, which draws audiences into the world of learning about life, struggles, fear, rebellion and contemplation.

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