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Art Galleries Walk in Krakow (Self Guided), Krakow

Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. Contemporary art flourishes here. There are many galleries in the city. Krakow is proud of its talented artists whose works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad, winning prestigious international awards. Those who appreciate art will surely find exclusive, interesting works here.
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Art Galleries Walk in Krakow Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Walk in Krakow
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow (See other walking tours in Krakow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bunkier
  • Jan Fejkiel
  • Andrzej Mleczko
  • Zderzak
  • International Culture Centre Art Gallery (ICC Gallery)
  • Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)
  • Artemis
  • Galerie d'Art Naïf
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Bunkier

1) Bunkier

The Bunkier Sztuki, or known as the Bunker of Art, is one building you will either love terribly or loath absolutely, but either which way, it is something you can’t afford to miss. A haven of modern art in Krakow, the Bunkier houses works of some of the biggest names in contemporary art. Along with that you can also find works of upcoming artists of Polish origin and special moving displays of international origin.

The Bunkier established in the 1960s was amongst the first few art galleries in the city of Krakow. With an unusual shape and structure, it soon caught the eye of locals and tourists alike. The oddly shaped building resembling an army bunker stands in monotones of grey with stone like texture, looking peculiar on the backdrop of the serene, artistic and timeless pieces of history and architecture surrounding it. Nevertheless, through the years the gallery has earned a reputation of being the foremost sanctuary for modern art lovers and enthusiasts, encouraging local artists and upholding soil bred masters. Not only does it display art, the Bunkier is also the place where artist can get trained, meet their idols and discuss trends, techniques and ponder about other things. Lectures and presentations are a normal occurrence in the gallery.

The Bunkier Sztuki is a must visit site in Krakow and when you get exhausted, a quick coffee at the Charming Café must not be missed.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm.
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Jan Fejkiel

2) Jan Fejkiel

Jan Fejkiel Gallery is situated on the Royal Way. It was opened in 1991 by art historian Jan Fejkiel. Its specializes in contemporary prints and drawings. The gallery exhibits the largest selection of modern graphic works in the country. It organizes exhibitions in both Poland and abroad. Moreover, Jan Fejkiel seeks out and displays the work of young and talented artists.
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Andrzej Mleczko

3) Andrzej Mleczko

The gallery of the well-known artist Andrzej Mleczko, a member of the Polish Artists Society, was opened in 1982 and is situated in the center of the city. At that time it was an experiment but it is still working today. Here you can see and buy the works of Mleczko, including posters, postcards, albums and books of his drawings. The gallery also offers a large variety of souvenirs such as shorts, boxes, T-shirts, cups, pillows, aprons and many other items.
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Zderzak

4) Zderzak

The Zderzak Gallery was opened in 1985 to promote modern Polish art to the public, including an international audience. Here, the best artists of the late 20th century are displayed. Among them are Basia Bańda, Rafal Bujnowski, Ignatius Czwartos, Michael All and Tomasz Ciecierski. Zderzak Gallery publishes albums and catalogs devoted to the development of Polish modern art. It also includes a gallery of children’s art, the Galeria Dla Dzieci.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, hours. 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
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International Culture Centre Art Gallery (ICC Gallery)

5) International Culture Centre Art Gallery (ICC Gallery)

The ICC Gallery focuses on modern art from the 19th century to the present. Here, collections are exhibited beginning with trailblazers of contemporary architecture to extraordinary pieces of European avant-garde painting. You can also see photographs and many other items from Poland and private collections from other countries.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8a.m.–6 p.m.
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Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)

6) Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)

For many years Polish posters have had a reputation as being the best. Galeria Plakatu has been in business for over two dozen years. It is popular in Poland and abroad. It houses the largest collection of posters in Krakow. Here you can see the work of over 100 outstanding Polish painters, designers and graphic artists. A visit to Galeria Plakatu is an unforgettable experience.
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Artemis

7) Artemis

This gallery has been active since 1994, offering works in graphics, painting, sculpture, drawing and photography from recognized artists and recent graduates of the Academy. The owner of the Artemis Gallery is art historian Janina Czarnecka-Hill. Many exhibitions organized by the gallery become major cultural events. Set aside some time during your visit to Krakow and see the Artemis Gallery.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 11.00 - 18.00; Saturday 11.00 - 14.00
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Galerie d'Art Naïf

8) Galerie d'Art Naïf

A charming gallery for those who like folk and Naive art. The gallery displays works of famous Polish Naive painters, artists and sculptors. You'll see figurines and pictures inspired by Christian and Jewish tradition and culture. All the works follow the “quality before quantity” rule established by the gallery’s owner who is one of the biggest specialists and collectors of Naive art in the country.

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