The National Museum in Warsaw is currently presenting an exhibition called Shouting: Poland! Independence 1918. It will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence. The main objective is to encounter artistic representations of historical and political events with the transformations of Polish art on the threshold of the reborn state.
“Shouting: Poland! Independence 1918” displays over 300 pieces of art, showing how Polish artists interpreted the painful and difficult path to independence. The exhibition compares the historical and political events of the first two decades of the 20th century with the changes of Polish art at the beginning of the reborn state. The pieces, that have not been shown for almost 100 years will be a feast for the eye. They include sculptures depicting Józef Piłsudski, the image of “Refugee” by Jan Rembowski, a graphic series by Abel Panna and Wilhelm Wachtl, forgotten visions of Stanisław Fabijański, and photographs by Jan Neuman. The exhibition ” Shouting: Poland! Independence 1918 ” crowns the project “3 x Independent in the National Museum in Warsaw”. The exhibition will be open to the public until March 17.
The National Museum in Warsaw was founded in 1862, as the Museum of Fine Arts and is one of the oldest art museums in Poland. After Poland regained its independence in 1918, the National Museum was given a significant role in the plans for the new state and its capital city, Warsaw, and the Modernist building in which it currently resides was erected in 1927–1938. Today, the National Museum in Warsaw offers a collection of around 830,000 works of art from Poland and abroad. They date from ancient times up to the present, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, coins, as well as utilitarian objects and design.