Krakow

Szymborska’s Drawer

Tue, Sat 10:00-17:00; Wed 10:00-16:00; Thu, Fri, Sun       Pl. Szczepański 9
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Wisława Szymborska was the ambassador of the 19th-Century Polish Art Gallery in the Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), which is why the National Museum in Krakow, always grateful for this honour, collaborated with the Wisława Szymborska Foundation to dedicate a few rooms in the Szołayski House to an exhibition of the poet’s belongings taken from her Kraków apartment. Opened on the one-year anniversary of her passing, and now a part of the Nobel Prize laureate’s legacy in Kraków, the free exhibit is neither a reconstruction of her flat, nor a memorial chamber, but rather an interior arranged in the somewhat surreal spirit so dear to the poet’s heart. The exhibit juxtaposes her personal effects - collages, masks, postcards, books, knick-knacks and other household items - with quotations from her works and photographs of people, places and things from her life. Visitors will see into her private world of poetic imagination and intellectual inspiration, and can even sit on the Nobel Prize winner’s own couch and hear her read her own poems on a special telephone.

Date

Venue

Tue, Sat 10:00-17:00; Wed 10:00-16:00; Thu, Fri, Sun Feb 1 2018 - Dec 30 2020
Szołayski House
Pl. Szczepański 9
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Price/Additional Info

Admission free

Website

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