Joined: 02 Apr 2011
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:28 pm
Post subject: Tatra Museum of Zakopane website "tour"...
For those of us who've never been to Poland (like moi), let alone Podhale, a great "visit" would be a virtual online tour of the The Tatra Museum of Zakopane, and it's sister sites (here is the link):
And, here is this website's "site map", to give you an idea of what is covered in this regional museum (of course, each sub-heading takes you on to rich essays and pictorial descriptions, as well as some video footage).
Opening times and admission
The Museum of the Zakopane Style - Inspirations
The Museum of the Zakopane Style
The Władysław Hasior Gallery
The Kornel Makuszyński Museum
Museum of the 1846 Chochołów Uprising
Korkosz Croft in Czarna Góra
Sołtys Croft in Jurgów
Exhibition programme 2011
Gallery of 20th Century Art at Oksza villa
Art Gallery in Koziniec
Natural History Department
The Ethnographic Department
The Art Department
History of the Tatra Museum
In addition, there is a new temporary exhibit that just opened in May, 2011 in the newest branch of this museum, entitled:
ZAKOPANE - THE HUB OF THE UNIVERSE. ART AT THE FOOT OF GIEWONT IN THE YEARS 1880 – 1939
May 14 – December 31, 2011
The Gallery of 20th Century Art at Oksza villa, the newest branch of the Tatra Museum
Zakopane, ul. Zamoyskiego 25
The exhibition presents the output of the artistic community and artists who were temporarily connected with Zakopane at a time when the village was Poland’s leading centre of artistic excellence. All of them drew inspiration from the Tatra mountains and the Tatra Highlander culture. The display is presented in the interiors of Oksza villa, designed by Stanisław Witkiewicz in 1894 in the Zakopane Style, which was restored by the Tatra Museum in 2010.
Here you can watch a short film about Zakopane,
Oksza villa and the exhibition
(made by Jan Wierzejski)
I just spent a couple of hours "touring" this wonderful museum and it made me want to go to Podhale even moreso...! I invite all of you to peruse this website as well.
We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.