Located right in the heart of the Nowa Huta (just off the Central Square), NCK (as it's known locally) hosts artistic and cultural events targeted mostly at the district's inhabitants, but also Cracovians as a whole. A bit of everything happens here - photography, dance, craft fairs, jiu-jitsu classes, art exhibits, theatre performances, workshops, and more - but of most interest to tourists are two separate art galleries devoted to controversial 20th century Polish artists, Zdzisław Beksiński and Jerzy Duda Gracz, which we absolutely recommend. There's also a cheap restaurant in the basement, and the space in front of the building operates as a food truck park, making it arguably the best place to get food in the neighbourhood. In winter there's also an ice rink out front.
One of PL's most internationally recognised and controversial 20th century painters, Zdzisław Beksiński (1925-2005) is known for his large, almost luminous, and emotionally-charged canvases depicting grotesque figures and apocalyptic landscapes. The them
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Jerzy Duda-Gracz Gallery
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Adjacent to the Beksiński Gallery inside the Nowa H