DESIGNERS OF LIGHT The women creators of Warsaw’s neon signs.

Open 12:00-18:00. Sun 11:00-17:00, Closed Tue.       ul. Mińska 25, Soho Factory, Building 55
You may already know about the history of neon signs in Poland -- how they were used to brighten up the country and the country's image mid-PRL era, how they adorned restaurants and cinemas across cities like Warsaw -- but how much do you know about the female designers behind so many of these popular signs?
Zofia Kozubska, designer of neon signs (Photo: Neon Museum)

This new exhibit put on by the Neon Museum in Praga delves into just that. It's a deep-dive into the graphic artists, visual artists and even architects -- and especially the female creators -- of these signs in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Much has been said already about many of the male designers, and there are a few well-known and famous names: Maksymilian Krzyżanowski, Zbigniew Labes, Tadeusz Rogowski or Jan Mucharski. However, the women designers have long been overlooked.
With this exhibition, you get a look at the works and projects of some of Poland's most prolific female neon sign designers, including Magdalena Byczyńska, Krystyna Kołodziej, Zofia Kostecka, Wiesława Łobos and Ewa Ryllowa. 



Open 12:00-18:00. Sun 11:00-17:00, Closed Tue. Nov 21 2023 - Dec 31 2024
Neon Museum
ul. Mińska 25, Soho Factory, Building 55
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