Acquisition of the work "Museum" (1956) by Andrzej Wróblewski
Firs work in the collection acquired with the support of the Friends of the Museum

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On the 1st of December 2009 the Friends of the Museum acquired the first work to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art - a gouache by Andrzej Wróblewski titled "Museum" (1956)

Wróblewski’s depiction of the eponymous Museum as a dissection table surrounded by a confused audience observing the human remains on display could serve as an excellent metaphor for the crisis of a holistic vision of the world, including the overall crisis of museums in the traditional sense. It can be seen as a point of departure for a modern museum grappling with the disintegration of the image of the world. Its task is no longer just to collect objects, but to link them together into a new whole, and assign sense to them by proposing a vision of the world. The gouache Museum was one of the first works acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and it still has a special place because it speaks directly about—and on behalf of—the Museum.