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Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

Museum of Contemporary Sculpture
  • Sala główna
  • Sala główna
  • Muzeum Rzeźby Współczesnej
  • Muzeum Rzeźby Współczesnej
  • Muzeum Rzeźby Współczesnej
  • Muzeum Rzeźby Współczesnej
  • Muzeum Rzeźby Współczesnej
  • Muzeum Rzeźby Współczesnej

The site chosen for the new museum edifice used to be occupied by a demolished farm building, on the Kaskada pond. The design selected for realization was made by Wojciech Gęsiak, an architect from Radom. The construction works lasted from 1989 to 1992.

The vast two-storey building closes from the south the shorter communication and landscape axis of the CRP. The external solid of the Museum relates to the palace architecture with its regular projections, triangular gables and massive columns. The low building does not disturb the harmonious coexistence of architecture and greenery. The interior of the largest exhibition

place of the Centre of Polish Sculpture houses not only the Main Gallery, sometimes called ‘Monumental’, but also a smaller ‘Kameralna’ [Small] Gallery. The design based on a clear division of exhibition and storing rooms, which were situated downstairs, from specialist and academic offices, occupying the first floor.

Obviously, it is the Main Gallery that is the most important room in the building – a hall of 675 m2, constructed on a square-like plane with four, massive x-shaped pillars bearing heavy, coffer ceiling of reinforced concrete. The brick wall and floor made of wooden blocks give the interior an original, remarkable character. The sky-lights in the ceiling with pyramid-like glass unfortunately did not pass the test of the Polish climate (leakiness) and the lighting system preferred in the arrangement of exhibitions, so they were covered. The tall, narrow windows in the south side met a similar end. However, the gallery room received new, professional exhibition lights. In the northern part of the building, there are two smaller, connected rooms which are used for occasional exhibitions – so called ‘Kameralna’ gallery. Downstairs, there are also main storerooms with the CRP collection, which has been gathered for years, and some specialist workshops, e.g. carpenter’s workshop, monumental sculpture workshop, conservation, photographic and visual workshops. The first floor is occupied by the Centre personnel who study Polish sculpting art from the academic, documentation, publication, educational and promotional points of view.

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