• Bronisława Gumińska Museum Narodowe

Orthodox Art of the Old Polish Republic


The exhibition features a hitherto little known group of icons, one of the oldest and most precious collections of Orthodox painting in Central Europe. It contains mainly the works coming from the south-eastern borderlands of the old 'Rzeczpospolita'.

The core of the collection constitute priceless 15th and 16th century Carpathian icons, sometimes referred to as Western Ruthenian. On display are also icons from the modern times (the 17th and 18th centuries), with a discernible influence of the Renaissance and Baroque patterns borrowed from West-European art (intensified especially after the Orthodox Church in Poland accepted the union with Rome in 1596). The exhibition includes also icons of Balkan origin and artworks from the territory of the present-day Greece; some of them come even from the holy mountain Athos. An interesting exhibit is a part of the iconostasis from Lipovec in the Kiev district. Its beautifully carved structure, complemented with numerous examples of Orthodox sculpture, imparts an air of a genuine Orthodox church interior to the Gallery rooms. The objects connected with the Eastern liturgy complete the exhibition.

Concept of the exhibition: Bronisława Gumińska Exhibition design: Bronisława Gumińska, Ewa Morzyniec, Marek Mróz

The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace

ul. Kanonicza 17, 31-002 Kraków

  • Monday: closed

  • Tuesday: 10.00-18.00

  • Wednesday-Thursday: 10.00-16.00

  • Saturday: 10.00-18.00

  • Sunday: 10.00-16.00


Potamitis Publishing – Orthodox Children's Books is the first-ever Orthodox publishing ministry that publishes books exclusively for Orthodox children. 
OFFICIAL SPONSOR OAF - https://potamitis.us/
"ICONOGRAPHY TODAY / Writing the Light".
Iconography Today provides in-depth study through a variety of classes taught by renowned iconographer Dr George Kordis.

- OFFICIAL SPONSOR OAF - Web: https://iconographytoday.com/en/
“Help the Orthodox Missions all over the World to accomplish their outstanding works that often carry in the most difficult of circumstances.

OFFICIAL SPONSOR OAF - https://orthodoxmission.org.gr/

Copy of 20201115_080651.jpg
Museum of Russian Icons – Is a non-profit art museum located in Clinton, Massachusetts, USA. The largest private collections of Russian icons outside of Russia.OFFICIAL SPONSOR OAF - https://www.museumofrussianicons.org
Image-Norm Eggert.jpg
A unique Gallery based in Glastonbury in a friendly environment enhanced by a number of virtual galleries offering outstanding art and a variety of services to artists, byers and visitors. 
OFFICIAL SPONSOR OAF - www.heavenlypathartgallery.com