Temporary exhibitions


23.03.2024 – 23.06.2024

THE AWAKENING! New Year Starts in March

Why is New Year's Day in January while Easter is in spring? Do we associate spring only with joyful time brimming with life? What practices were used to make sure that spring would come? The exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków is an attempt to answer the above questions by presenting customs and practices of various cultures related to the period of transition from winter to the spring awakening.


28.10.2023 – 17.05.2024

EXPOSURE TIME / DEVELOPING TIME Early Ethnographic Photographs from the Małopolska Region

The exhibition presents more than 170 photographs handpicked from the oldest collection of the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków. The source material consists of glass plate negatives and small paper prints made using historic photographic techniques. These images have been digitized and turned into large-format prints that reveal the richness of depictions and information contained in the photographs.

07.07.2023 – 24.09.2023

Warsaw Painters, Krakow Painters. The Meeting

The works of seven artists connected with Warsaw and Krakow constitute – almost as puzzle elements – the remarkable and diverse picture of “the art called naive”. The strength of expression characterising the presented works is an effect of the life experiences, sensitivity and personalities of the authors, as well as their sincerity and creative fantasy which was not restricted by academic canons.

23.05.2023 – 07.01.2024

Good heavens!

Nearly 400 embroideries and laces are shown at the exhibition. A whole lot, and yet it is only a small part of the achievements of the members of LUD-Art Association which is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its establishment this year. The countless intricate stitches and thread combinations shown here make one’s head spin. The infinite world of colours, patterns, forms and formats proves not only the craftsmanship of the authors, but also their unbridled imagination. Good heavens!

25.06.2022 – 02.04.2023

I Won’t Give up, I’ll Survive. Paintings by Władysław Wałęga