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Art is the John the Baptist of the heart preparing its affections for Christ. Jacques Maritain

Christianity and Art

Poland

POLAND

 
ORGANIZATIONS AND WEBSITES
 
Music&Art for Christ Poland.  This association brings together artists, is doing tours & concerts, is doing workshops and wants to minister in the district of Poznan and accross Poland. Our regular collaborators are Christian professional artists: painters, a graphic designer, musicians, poets, worship leaders, Philadelphia band. Organizing exhibitions, art and poetry presentations, worship concerts, rock concerts we reach hundreds of young people every year. www.mafc.art.pl (P)
 
Pro Arte Sacra Foundation, ZauÅ‚ek Åšw. BartÅ‚omieja 1, 80-847 GdaÅ„sk. Supporting organizational and financial development of sacred art in Poland. Maintenance and development of heritage and cultural traditions of sacred art. http://www.bazy.ngo.pl
 
 
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Renaissance and Reformation Art History Department of the Art History Institute, University of WrocÅ‚aw. Head of Department is Prof. Jan Harasimowicz. 
 
 
MUSEUMS
 
Gdansk:                                                                                                                                                       
- Diocesal museum Gdansk-Oliva, ul. Cystersów 16, Gdansk.
                                                                                                                                                Gniezno:                                                                                                                                                 
- Diocesal museum, ul. Kolegiaty 14 a, Gniezno.
 
Krakow:
- Diocesal museum, Krakow with one of the best collections of Gothic art in the country. Highlights include three large fifteenth-century triptychs from St Leonard's Church in Lipnica Murowana; a lovely painting of a white-robed St Catherine of Alexandria from Biecz; and an elegant set of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century wooden pietà. There's also a rich collection of nineteenth-century religious folk art. 
 
Opole:                                                                                                                                                                   
- Diocesal museum, ul. Kard. Kominka 1 a, Opole.
 
Pelplin:                                                                                                                                                
- Diocesal museum, Kuria Buskupia, Pelplin has one of the largest collections of medieval sculpture, the only copy in Poland of the Gütenberg Bible and robes, dishes and reliquaries.
 
Plock:
- Diocesal Museum PÅ‚ock.
 
Przemysl:
- Diocesal Museum Przemysl.
 
Rzeszów:
- Diocesal Museum Rzeszów.
 
Sandomierz:
- Diocesal Museum Sandomierz.
 
Szczecin:
- Diocesal Museum Szczecin.
 
Tarnow:
- Diocesal Museum Tarnow, the oldest diocesan museum in Poland (founded in 1888). Gothic sculpture and paintings from Małopolska region, representing the School of Cracow and Sącz. The second part includes the church textiles from the Middle Ages till the 19th century. Also paintings from the 20th century and folk art, e.g. folk paintings on glass. www.muzeum.diecezja.tarnow.pl/index_pl_m.html (D, E, PL)
 
Wroclaw:                                                                                                                                              
- Archdiocesal museum, ul. Kanonia 12, Wroclaw.
 
Wschowa:
- Muzeum Ziemi Wschowskiej, plac Zamkowy 2, Wschowa. Permanent exhibition Soli Deo Gloria - Protestant Cultural Heritage in the Wschowa Region in the 16th-18th Century showing the richness of Protestant heritage including customary practices and Protestant art as well as the traditions of Polish dissenting gentry. http://muzeum.wschowa.pl/dotacje