Art Museum in Lodz

Mission of the Museum is to create conditions enabling contemporary viewer to communicate with the artistic oeuvre of the past and present generations and through it to awake his ability to independent viewing, understanding and feeling surrounding him reality. Museum promotes art as en essential element of social life, which is able to make human existence fuller and more valuable. Mission purpose is realized through collecting, conserving, and elaborating collection as well as through realization of the artistic undertakings and broadly understood scientific, educational and popularization activity.

For the sake of close relation of the Museum’s history with the history of avant-garde, a special emphasis in its activity is put on the promotion of progressive artistic phenomena and on the cooperation with their authors. The collection has been continuously extended until today. Now it is shown in the ms2 – revitalized and renovated building of the XIX-century weaving mill, opened to the public 20th November 2008. Muzeum Sztuki has found its new way to work with its collection and tradition. The change covers not only the location, but also the manner of presentation of the collection. The new layout replaces traditional chronological order with the order of 4 ideas – on one hand crucial for modern culture and on the other ones that are contained in the original collection from 1931. Therefore the exhibition divides the whole collection into four areas, described with triadic notions: ‘body, trauma, prosthesis’, ‘construction, utopia, politicization’, ‘eye, image, reality’ and ‘object, fetish, phantasm’. As a result the works exhibited in the ms2 don’t represent any longer a given art movement, but they communicate messages important for the viewers today. The objective is still to refresh the potential accumulated in the work of art to enrich the viewer’s experience of the present reality, to create an ‘event’ in which the work of art, resonating with the thoughts and emotions of the viewer, is brought back to life.

Address: 19 Ogrodowa Street

Opening hours:
Mondays – closed

Tuesdays – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesdays – Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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