To get to Staromłyńska Street you can take tram no. 2, 3 or 10 and get to Żołnierza Polskiego Square. You need to walk towards the castle and turn left into Staromłyńska Street. The museum is located at the intersection with Żołnierza Polskiego Square.
The Modern Art Museum as a part of the National Museum in Szczecin is situated in a classical building built at the end of the 18th century. Some time ago there were garrison headquarters of the Szczecin fortress and up until the end of the 2nd World War it constituted a part of a military building. After the war, in the 70’s of the 20th century the building was handed over for the use by the National Museum in Szczecin. Ten years later after modernization works a division of modern art was opened there.
The building constitutes a part of so called “Pałac pod Głowami”, a palace which was created by connecting two buildings in 1889. The museum is situated in the eastern part of the building. The name of the palace is connected to the fact that there were nine heads placed in the window lintels on the first floor. After the war during the reconstruction works the heads of ancient heroes were replaced with the heads of people related to the culture of Szczecin. The author of the sculptures is Sławimir Lewiński.
Inside the building there are several original stuccoes. Visitors also have an interesting chance to virtually visit the rooms of the palace through the palace website.
The elevation of the building was renovated.
Currently in the wing which belongs to the National Museum there are collections showing achievements of local and foreign modern artists. Among the exhibits among others we can find works of formism, works of the members of “Zwornik”, works of constructionism and works inspired by surrealism. There are also works of artists who created at the beginning of the 20th century, artists of the post-war years, as well as works from the turn of the 20th and 21st century.
In order to enter the National Museum (all divisions) in Szczecin we need to buy a ticket: 10 PLN for a normal ticket, 5 PLN for a discount ticket and 15 PLN for a family ticket. Before 2:00 p.m. retirees and pensioners can enter free of charge, and after 2:00 p.m. the ticket for them costs 1 PLN.
A normal ticket to enter all buildings of the museum – apart from the observation tower and special exhibitions – (valid for one day) costs 15 PLN, a discount ticket – 10 PLN and a group ticket – 10 PLN per person.
The building is not adjusted to the needs of the disabled – there is no elevator in the building. There are seven stairs and no handrail to get to the first exhibition. There is one more stair case in front of the building.
The building was included on the list of monuments in the province in June 1954.
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