In a special late night, one-off, the main exhibitions at the International Cultural Centre and the Szołaysky House will open their doors for free from 4 pm until midnight this Saturday, August 30.
The ICC (Rynek Główny 25) is hosting Masters of Dreams. Symbolism in the Bohemian Lands 1880–1914, an exhibition composed of more than 200 works in which artists express spiritual and metaphysical messages.
The works include paintings, sculptures, prints and books by several generations of artists, many dominated by themes of mythology, death, eroticism and fairy-tales.
The ICC also asked members of the public to submit photos inspired by the theme of the exhibition, or individual works, the best of which will be unveiled on the night. There will also be guided tours, at 8pm and 11pm.
The Szołaysky House (Plac Szczepański 9) is showing the exhibition Forever Young! Polish Art around 1900, featuring about 300 works from the collection of the National Museum in Krakow and including famous impressionist paintings by Aleksander Gierymski and Józef Pankiewicz.
Front page image: Max Švabinský, Paradisea Apoda, 1901, charcoal, pastel, aquarelle, paper, Eastern Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice