Exhibition of paintings from the Kościuszko Foundation
On 19 October 2017, at the Palace on the Isle – with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Culture, Piotr Gliński – the exhibition of one painting was opened, featuring works from the Kościuszko Foundation in New York.
During the opening, three works from the Kościuszko Foundation were presented: "Kościuszko in West Point" by Bolesław Jan Czedekowski, "Light Cavalry Lisowczycy" by Józef Brandt, and "Gamrat and Stańczyk" by Jan Matejko, which will be displayed in succession in the Palace on the Isle. The exhibition was officially opened by Professor Zbigniew Wawer, Director of the Royal Łazienki Museum, and Marek Skulimowski, President and Executive Director of the Kościuszko Foundation – co-organizer of the exhibition. The event in the Palace on the Isle was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Culture, Professor Piotr Gliński, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps, the Parliament, Warsaw’s cultural institutions and international foundations.
The exhibition, organized as part of the celebrations of the 200th death anniversary of Tadeusz Kościuszko, is held under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Polish Committee for UNESCO, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland. The exhibition is supported by: HSBC Bank Polska S.A., PZU Foundation, VRP Foundation, Inglot Sp. z o.o., KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and Zygmunt Rolat.
Friends of the Royal Łazienki Prize
During the opening, the benefactors and the Kościuszko Foundation were awarded the Friends of the Royal Łazienki Prize, granted to persons who have contributed to the promotion of the Royal Łazienki – both domestically and abroad. The statues were presented by Professor Zbigniew Wawer and Izabela Zychowicz, Deputy Director for Museum Affairs at the Royal Łazienki Museum.
The event included a concert in the Royal Theatre, featuring a performance by Kamil Pacholec, holder of a scholarship from the Kościuszko Foundation.