Geometry, symmetry axis and order. Neighbouring the Centennial Hall, the Four Domes Pavilion is an innovative work of the architect Hans Poelzig, which was built between 1912 and 1913. Until 1945, the modernist building served as a venue for exhibitions and special events, and from 1953 it became the seat of the Wrocław Feature Film Studio. Here the cult films were shot, such as: “Sami swoi” by Sylwester Chęciński or “Popiół i diament” by Andrzej Wajda.
In the following years the Pavilion was handed over to the National Museum, which carried out its thorough revitalisation. The space was divided into an eastern wing with an external courtyard, where the “Collection of Polish Art of the 2nd half of the 20th and 21st Century” is now presented, and a western wing for temporary exhibitions. The place regained its pulse and became the heart of contemporary art. In the renovated, modernist building the layout of the permanent exhibition has been arranged chronologically.
The collection of the Museum of Modern Art includes works by Polish contemporary art creators from the 2nd half of the 20th and 21st century, including Tadeusz Kantor, Zdzisław Beksiński, Alina Szapocznikow, and the largest collection of works by the Polish sculptor, Magdalena Abakanowicz. The Museum also offers a rich selection of literature on art and delicious coffee in the café “#do czterech razy sztuka”.