In 2012, falls the 120th anniversary of the birth and the 70th anniversary of the death of this eminent writer, painter, graphic artist, author of famous collections of short stories: “The Street of Crocodiles” and “Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass” by Bruno Schulz. Pursuant to a resolution of the Senate, November 2012 was declared a month dedicated to the memory of the artist.
On 15th November at 6:30 pm in Kordegarda Gallery (Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17) will take place the opening of an exhibition entitled “THE ARTISTS’ DROHOBYCZ”. The exhibition was prepared by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in collaboration with the National Cultural Center.
Drohobycz, the hometown of Bruno Schulz, one of the provincial cities of Eastern Galicia, became the biggest inspiration for both: literary and pictorial works of this brilliant artist. In the same place about dozen years earlier other prominent artists — Maurycy and Leopold Gottlieb — were born.
The exhibition will present the works of these three artists from the collection of the Jewish Historical Institute, including six rarely shown drawings by Bruno Schulz. The works will be placed in the context of the hometown of the artists. The exhibition will also present an unknown and recently discovered drawing (pastel), whose author is probably Bruno Schulz.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.
The exhibition is on display till December 1, 2012
The Honorary Patronage has been assumed by
Bogdan Borusewicz, Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.
The exhibition was funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.