Szajna Gallery


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Szajna Gallery

On 13 March 1997, at the 75th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of creative work of the world-famous theatre producer and an artist - Professor Jozef Szajna, the adapted attic of the theatre saw the opening of the gallery of the artist’s works. It is the only exhibition of Professor Jozef Szajna’s works in Poland and in the world, one of the most important artists of the 20th century. All the works that can be seen in the Gallery are gifts from Professor to Rzeszow - the city where he was born. Jozef Szajna’s body of work is shown in terms of aesthetic transformations, hence we can admire here paintings and objects, puppets, drawings and collages created during various periods of the artist’s life. There are 54 works in the gallery: monumental paintings, drawings, collages , spatial compositions and stage design items from Szajna’s most outstanding theatrical performances. The exhibition is a retrospective presentation of the artist’s work. Next to the works shown at many prestigious exhibitions in Poland and abroad, there are new exhibitions from the last period of his work. Since its inception, the Gallery has been a meeting place for artists representing various fields: artists, writers, musicians, theatre people.

Do & See

The close proximity to the Carpathian mountain range grants a rare beauty to the area, and there are many outdoor activities to explore. But you cannot neglect the charming Old Town and the vibrancy of this city. Admire historical landmarks, like the Lubomirski Palace, the two synagogues and the stunning market square, or visit some of the city's fine museums.