Music and Art
Polish culture is woven from the memories of past greatness and dreams of a better future. Its national character is deeply rooted in Romanticism. In every branch of contemporary art, our rich Polish folklore becomes a source of inspiration for artists. From Frederic Chopin to Krzysztof Penderecki, from Jan Matejko to Magdalena Abakanowicz, from Stanislaw Lem to Wislawa Szymborska, Poland attracts a lot of attention, thanks to talented artists in music, art and literature.
Looking through the Stained-Glass Window
While strolling through Krakow’s streets you can admire pieces of art, giving uniqueness to places where tradition intertwines with distinctive beauty. Visit the place that has a long tradition in making these small pieces and remodel them into great composition of colours and splendid glass paintings.
During your visit you will observe the process of making the stained glass pieces and even use your skills to make one by yourself and take back home as a souvenir and colourful reflection of your visit to Poland.
At the Crossroads of Folklore Experience
Travelling is also about meeting people and their passions. In many of the small towns and villages what is most heart catching is the local flavour that can be recognized in the folklore art not only exhibited in the museums but also seen at the local markets, in the colourful folk costumes, during many religious celebrations. But also in the traditions that are cultivated in the families. Therefore we invite you for a home-hosted visit where you can also attend a workshop of folk art, such as: making regional paper cut-outs, broidering, making Christmas cribs or joining classes of pottery decorations. Each will be marked with your own talent and invention.
Secrets of Art Treasures
Meet with curator of one of the art collections or special exhibitions to know the secret stories of founded paintings or sculptures that were thrown around the world by many historical turbulences and happily came back to their homeland. Some of them also hidden across Poland to avoid robbery. A private lecture will lead you through the history of rediscovered art pieces and focus on the most prestigious pieces of art that can be admired, nowadays, in national museums, such as: “Old Lady with Oranges” by Alexander Gierymski or “Lady with the Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci.
The Sound of a Violin
We would like to invite you to meet with a family of musicians that will share with you their passion for music given over from generation to generation. Listen to the family history that begun with great grandfather who got his first violin and happily the musical tradition that started incidentally did not end with this violin. In subsequent generation, the whole family plays on the most popular instruments: piano, guitar, cello and even wind instruments - flute and trombone. Such unforgettable evening in a Polish home filled with music, emotions and long-lasting traditions of multi-generational and multi-cultural gathering will hopefully last in your memory forever.
We invite you for a delightful day with Polish culture and the history of Polish filmography. Special visit and meeting with one of the leading Polish film directors in his house that could serve as a splendid example of film scenography.