"Masovian Museum Events - Wierzba" - three awards for the National Museum in Warsaw!
Today, the award ceremony of the "Mazowieckie Zdarzenia Muzealne - Wierzba / Masovian Museum Events” competition took place. All of the projects submitted by the National Museum in Warsaw were noticed by the jury, for which we are very grateful.
Student workshops organized by the National Museum in Warsaw "I am asking about Poland. Discussion of the works of art in the 20th century” were awarded with Grand Prix in the category "For free Poland”. As part of the project conducted with the ART Foundation, we organized 65 workshops for 1,625 students and 65 teachers. The classes were held by actors and an art historian who, with the help of poetry, prose, drama, songs and, above all, works presented in the Gallery of the 20th and 21st centuries, tried to answer to the question of what art should be like after regaining independence.
"The Exhibition That Never Happened... Ignacy Łopieński (1865–1941) and the Revival of Printmaking" got a distinction in the category "The most interesting exhibition".
The aim of this project was to present the life and work of Ignacy Łopieński, a Polish printmaker who followed the footsteps of his great predecessors, most notably Rembrandt, devoting a substantial part of his creative activity to original prints. The crowning point of Łopieński’s oeuvre was to be a monographic jubilee exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw, to which Łopieński donated a large set of prints, drawing studies and matrices. The opening was scheduled to take place in the autumn of 1939, however the outbreak of World War II put a stop to these plans.
In the picture (from the left):
Prof. Łukasz Gaweł - Acting Director of the National Museum in Warsaw
Bożena Pysiewicz / Muzealne Centrum Edukacji Szkolnej - organizer of the workshop "I am asking about Poland. Discussion of the works of the 20th century "
Piotr P. Czyż - curator of "The Exhibition That Never Happened... Ignacy Łopieński (1865–1941) and the Revival of Printmaking”