The Art of the Poor and Excluded.
Depictions of God in Folk Art”
The exhibition makes use of the greatest exhibits from the collection of The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw. The narrative presents the peasants’ take on the Bible and their understanding of the world and bases on Biblical
and apocryphal elements of the story of the Salvation, present in folk art. The exhibits make us realise the coherence and timelessness of the presented reality, they help us discover our own identity and are mirrors for our souls. This notion is close to everyone’s heart, after all most of us can trace their roots to somewhere in the countryside.
Magic and the Art of Bali from the collection of
October 6th - March 12th
The exhibition presents the art of Bali in two parts devoted to the “sacred” and “profane”. This means that the collected objects are exposed according to their sacral-ritual and secular purposes. In the space devoted to the “sacred” there are paintings and sculptures illustrating the ancient Indian epics, the Hindu deities, as well as local ceremonies. Another valuable set of objects presented in this area are the fabrics, importance of which goes far beyond their material status.
The permanent exhibition “Celebration Time in Polish and European Folklore” was created in 2013 to celebrate museum’s 125th anniversary. In the modern two-story exhibition hall, which covers over 850 m², and which refers to the big showroom aesthetics, the folk costumes from Poland and Europe, ritual accessories, religious art, fabrics, decorative ceramics and woodcarving are presented.
The exhibition is introduced by two additional annexes on the ground floor. The first one, “From Chopin to avant-garde”, includes instruments from the time of Frederic Chopin as well as the European folk dance collection, which was part of the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937.
THE ORDER OF THINGS - permanent exhibition
The exhibition “The Order of Things. The storeroom of Piotr B. Szacki” is a realization of the idea of a “demo storeroom”.
A storeroom-exhibition is a place where one can get familiarized with integral functions of every museum, i.e. gathering, storing, cataloguing, sharing, and compiling cultural goods. The items are grouped just like they would be in a regular storeroom (their arrangement based on their classification), but at the same time they are also displayed in the form of a regular exhibition.
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The State Ethnographic
Museum in Warsaw
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Admissions are free on Thursdays
(not including the Museum for Children and temporary exhibitions)
1. Ticket prices for all temporary exhibitions
(excluding the Museum for Children)1
2. Ticket prices for all permanent exhibitions
(excluding the Museum for Children)1
3. Ticket prices for the Museum for Children1
20 PLN, second child 10 PLN, third child and subsequent children 5 PLN
Free of Cost5
„Museum for 1PLN”4
1 All prices are given as gross values
2 Only for groups between 10 and 30 individuals
3 Only applicable when presenting valid documents for children, students, retirees, pensioners, holders of a Euro 26 card or Warsaw Pass card
4 Children up to the age of 16
5 Only applicable when presenting a valid document.
- children up to the age of 7, employees of museums on the List of registered museums in Poland, ICOM i ICOMOS members, holders of a Polish Card, recipients of the Order of the White Eagle, Virtuti Militari, Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis, Distinguished Cultural Service Award, Merit of Polish Culture, Distinguished volunteer blood donors, combatants, holders of a press pass,
- the disabled.
6 Applicable for families with three or more children. The ticket allows free admission for the children and a Discount Ticket for the guardians to all permanent exhibitions. Some temporary exhibitions may establish different ticket prices than the ones listed above.
7 Two guardians are exempt of charge, the ticket allows free entrance to all permanenet exhibitions in the State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
8 Applicable for groups of a minimum of 10 people with prior reservations; guardians are exempt of charge