Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

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Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is the successor of Warsaw School of Fine Arts, established in 1904. Originally a private institution, it was nationalized in 1923, and in 1934, gained academic status. Its first curriculum
put forward goals that are still valid today. It combined the study of traditional art disciplines – painting, sculpture and printmaking – with commercial disciplines in a harmonious manner, the commercial arts having been introduced in order to serve the rebirth of the arts and crafts industry
in independent Poland. Some students and teachers of the Academy formed groups that were important for the art scene between the wars, such as St. Luke Brotherhood, School of Warsaw, Rhythm, Order, Cut, and the avantgarde
Block. Revived in 1945, the school merged with the Cyprian Kamil Norwid State Academic School of Fine Arts. The structure of present-day Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is made up of nine faculties – Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Design, Interior Design, Media Arts, Stage Design and Visual Culture Management. There are other academic units that play an important cultural role, including the Library, with book holdings totaling, art catalogue and journal holdings; the Museum, which collects, holds, documents and exhibits works of art, in particular those by the artists associated with the Academy in the past and at present; and the Archive. Presentation of current achievements of teachers and students is carried out in several academic galleries: Salon Akademii, Spokojna 15 Gallery and Kaplica Gallery.
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is one of the largest art institutions of higher education in Poland. It co-operates with a number of foreign research and educational institutions, and takes an active part in various projects, internationally, nationally and locally. It organizes two major art events: the annual show Coming Out - Best Degree Pieces of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial IMPRINT. Its graduates and professors are often seen as outstanding artists in their respective fields, repeatedly winning international renown.


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University of Warsaw Botanic Garden

Aleje Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warsaw

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