"Dancers 1944. Mieczysław Wejman." Visit our temporary exhibition

Written by: Jewish Historical Institute
‘The artist’s works in the years 1943–1944, between the July 1942 “Gross Aktion” (Great Action or Operation, namely the deportation and mass murder of Jews from the Jewish quarter), the Ghetto Uprising (April 1943) and the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising (August 1st 1944) became one of the most important Polish artistic documents recording the German occupation – especially the Holocaust,’ writes Dr. Piotr Rypson, curator of the temporary exhibition “Dancers 1944. Mieczysław Wejman”.

The exhibition presents wartime graphics and sketches by Mieczysław Wejman (1912-1997), painter, graphic artist, rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, co-founder of the International Print Biennial in Krakow.

Entrance is free of charge!

JHI exhibitions opening hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am-6 pm (last admission at 6 pm);
  • Tuesday 9 am-8 pm (last admission at 7 pm);
  • Friday 9 am-4 pm (last admission at 3 pm);
  • Sunday 10 am-6 pm (last admission at 5 pm).


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Sketch for The Dancers III, 1944
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Sketch for The Dancers VI, 1944
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Sketch for The Dancers VII, 1944


Exhibition: Dancers 1944. Mieczysław Wejman

Dates: May 27, 2022 – October 13, 2022

Organizer: the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

Curator: dr Piotr Rypson 


Media patronage:

Niezła Sztuka

Magazyn SZUM

Radio TOK FM

TVP Kultura



Supported by the Norway and EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and the national budget

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