Museum of Bourgeois Art
The Museum of Bourgeois Art gathers and presents the objects connected with Wrocław workshops and artists from the oldest times up to the present times.
The Museum of Bourgeois Art (Muzeum Sztuki Mieszczańskiej) gathers and presents the objects connected with Wrocław workshops and artists from the oldest times up to the present times.
It is located in the most important building of Wrocław - the Old Town Hall. Located in the centre of the city, the magnificent building is undoubtedly a symbol of the capital of Lower Silesia and one of the most important monuments of Late Gothic lay architecture in Europe. The Town Hall itself, with its beautiful interior, can be treated as a main exhibit of the Museum. The Great Hall is the room that stands out. Its Late Gothic origin is underlined by cross-ribbed vaults and portals, keystones and bas-reliefs. The surface of 650 m2 makes it one of the biggest chambers of this kind in Gothic Town Halls of Europe. In the old chapel, called Royal Chamber, there are exhibits made of silver, created by Wrocław silversmith masters between 16th and 19th century. In the Council’s Senior Chamber on the same floor there are portraits of the members of the Council and the jurors, painted by Georg Scholz Jr. in 1668. The chambers on the ground floor and in the northern attachment are also worth watching. Especially the richly ornamented Council Chamber and the Council’s Office. In the oldest part of the Town Hall - the Civil Chamber, on can admire the Gallery of Famous People from Wrocław.
The Museum of Bourgeois Art also organises many temporary exhibitions, including globally known artists, such as: Salvador Dali, Joan Miró and Andy Warhol.