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Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

Museum of Contemporary Sculpture
  • Interplay
  • O potrzebie tworzenia widzeń 1929-2017
  • O potrzebie tworzenia widzeń 1929-2017
  • JACEK JAGIELSKI ULOTNA TRWAŁOŚĆ HORYZONTU
  • RYSZARD ŁUGOWSKI MUŚNIĘCIE GRAWITACJI
  • TONY CRAGG RZEŹBA
  • TONY CRAGG RZEŹBA
  • Sala główna
  • Sala główna

The place chosen for the new museum building lies on the Kaskada pond, where an old outbuilding used to be. The project accepted for implementation was designed by Wojciech Gęsiak, architect from Radom. The construction lasted for three years, from 1989 to 1992.

On the south, the vast two-story building closes the communication and landscape axis of the Centre of Polish Sculpture (CRP). The external form of the museum refers to palace architecture with its regular avant-corps, triangular gables and massive columns. The low mass does not disturb the harmonious coexistence of architecture and greenery. The interior of the largest exhibition edifice the Centre of Polish sculpture houses not only the Main Gallery, sometimes called ‘Monumental’, but also a smaller Chamber Gallery. The project was based on a clear separation of exhibition and storing functions, which were situated downstairs, from the specialist and research studios taking up the first floor.

The main Gallery is obviously the most important room in the building – it is 675 m2 large, built on the floor-plan close to a square, with four mighty pillars supporting the heavy coffer ceiling. The brick walls and floor of wooden blocks give the interior a remarkable, original character. In the ceiling there are glazed skylights in the form a truncated pyramid, and in the southern wall narrow, vertical windows with tracery, overlooking the pond behind the museum. Both the skylights and the windows may be uncovered or covered depending on the arrangement requirements of the exhibitions. The gallery room is equipped with professional exhibition lighting.

On the ground floor there are also storerooms with the CRP collection, gathered for years, as well as a few specialist studios, inter alia: carpenter’s, restorer’s, photographer’s studios as well as an educational room. The museum offices take up the first floor This is where the curators work as well as the staff of educational, artistic documentation, film documentation departments as well as publishing and promotion departments.

 

 

Plan of the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

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