Opening of the Museum on the Vistula
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites to the opening of its new premises on the banks of the Vistula river.
The temporary exhibition pavilion is designed by Austrian architect Adolf Krischanitz. The pavilion was made available to the Museum through a collaboration with the Vienna-based Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) foundation, founded in 2002 by Francesca von Habsburg.
The Museum on the Vistula will be inaugurated with the exhibition “The Beguiling Siren Is Thy Crest.” This exhibition delves into the cultural connotations of Warsaw’s iconic symbol—the city’s coat of arms, “Syrena,” is decorated with an insignia of a woman with a fishtail, wielding a sword and shield—and its universality in the context of a modern urban identity. Those visiting the newly opened pavilion can view historical materials—works of art and artefacts—as well as pieces by contemporary artists inspired by the mythological siren.
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites everyone to a picnic by the river with sirens, artists, music and good food to celebrate the new exhibition space.