Saltworks Castle courtyard
The Cracow Saltworks Museum in Wieliczka invites you to watch the exhibition "People of Polish Culture", which is presented in the courtyard of the Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka until the end of 2019.
The exhibition presents a dozen or so Polish figures of famous creators and artists living in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their work is deeply important for the Polish cultural heritage, and in many cases has gained wide publicity in the world.
The exhibition presents famous peoples: Adam Mickiewicz, Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Henryk Siemiradzki, Henryk Sienkiewicz, siblings Reszke - Jan, Edward and Józefina, Helena Modrzejewska, Ignacy Paderewski, Jan Matejko, Joseph Conrad, Bolesław Prus, Stanisław Wyspiański, Karol Szymanowski, Stefan Żeromski and Pola Negri.
The exhibition presents, a variety of characters - both saint and hedonist, the main celebrities of composers and pianists, and writers - from the world's most outstanding British marine writer to the authors of the novel, each of which is available with a ready-made film script.
There are also Nobel Prize winners and actors of the scene and the film, opera singers, painters, whose works to this day can not only arouse admiration, but also inspire. Visitors to the exhibition have access to information on the main deeply patriotic attitudes as well as scandalous romances, because the exhibition is known as multifaceted - not only through the prism of their work, but also in the context of episodes from their colorful lives.
"People of Polish Culture" is already the 8th exhibition of the "Selected Issues in the History of Poland" series. These presentations are made mainly for tourists visiting Wieliczka, which is why there are texts in five language versions: Polish, English, German, Russian and Spanish - so that as many people as possible get acquainted with them. The intention of the authors is to provide access to browsing with fragments of Polish history or the lives of eminent Poles. This will help the visitor understand what Polish traditions arise from, why independence and historical truth are so important to Poles. Importantly - the Polish recipient will also find here interesting, sometimes even surprising information.