Podlaskie Museum in Bialystok
There are several museums in Bialystok. The biggest one is the Podlaskie Museum, located in the old Town-hall in Rynek Kosciuszki. It exhibits collections of archaeological and ethnographic treasures but, most importantly, the Gallery of Polish Painting from the period stretching from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th.
Among the many works of art are paintings by Jozef Brandt, Stanislaw Wyspianski, Jan Matejko, Juliusz and Wojciech Kossak. Also the thematic exhibitions attract many art lovers. Among such presentations are, e.g. “Folk sculpture in Podlasie”, “The unknown Polesie”, “Prussians – the history and culture of the Baltic state”, “The Biebrza river as photographed by Wiktor Wolkow”, or “Sculptures by Wlodzimierz Naumiuk”. The Archeology department is located at ul. Bema 11. The exhibits prove that the region was populated as far back as the stone age. The art nouveau style villa of the Citrons at Warszawska 37 Street is the place of the Historical Museum, a department of the Podlaskie Museum. Apart from the regular exposition presenting the history of the city and region, the museum presents thematic events, such as “The home of the bourgeois at the turn of the century”, “Five centuries of the town of Suprasl”, “The motive of independence in the Polish art of medal making”, “Polish historical painting”, “Polish dynasties of the 16th – 17th centuries”.
Address: Town Hall, 10 Kosciuszki Market
Mondays – closed
Tuesdays – Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays – Sundays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.