Join us for the European Picnic which the Royal Łazienki Museum organizes together with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union.
A wealth of attractions will be proposed to our visitors on 1 May in the Royal Łazienki. On that day, in the Palace on the Isle, the Exhibition of One Painting will be opened; it will feature a work originating from the Dresden State Art Collection (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden). This will be ‘Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus’ by Angelica Kauffmann, one of the most outstanding painters in the 18th century. The guests of the European Picnic will see the painting for free.
On 1 May, the Palace on the Isle, the Old Orangery, the Myślewicki Palace and the White Pavilion will be accessible for a free visit as well.
The programme of the European Picnic will also feature concerts, horse shows, parades of military and police bands as well as family games and outdoor attractions.
PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN PICNIC
10.00-18.00 – Free tours of the Museum buildings
Palace on the Isle
- Exhibition of One Painting from the Dresden State Art Collection, ‘Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus’, Angelica Kauffmann (from noon)
- Exhibition – The Book of the 3rd May Constitution
Old Orangery – Royal Sculpture Gallery
White Pavilion – King’s Collection of Prints
Myślewicki Palace – Apartments of Prince Józef Poniatowski
13.00, 14.00, 15.00 – Guided tour of the Exhibition of One Painting
‘Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus’ by Angelica Kauffmann
Education Zone near the Old Guardhouse
11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00 – Show of illusions for children, meeting with magician Konrad Modzelewski;
11.00-17.00 – Competition of the ‘Trou Madame’ 18th-century game for children and adults
Education Zone near Trou Madame
11.00-16.00 – ‘Masterpieces of European Painting’, animations for children and adults;
11.00-17.00 – ‘European Tales for Children’, meeting with story teller Michał Malinowski
Parades of orchestras in the gardens
11.30-12.00 – Orchestra from Mykanów (from the Monument to Chopin via the Royal Enfilade to the terrace of the Palace on the Isle);
15.00-15.30 – The Official Police Band (from the terrace of the Palace on the Isle to Gagarina street);
15.30-16.00 – Orchestra from Mykanów (from the Monument to Chopin to the terrace of the Palace on the Isle)
14.30-15.30 Hippodrome – Colonel Jan Kozietulski’s 3rd Honorary Regiment of Masovian Chevau-Légers
12.00-15.00 Amphitheatre – official concert of combined orchestras
- Military Band from Warsaw and Official Police Band;
- Military Band from Dęblin
15.30-16.30 Amphitheatre – Concert of Tadeusz Wrześniak Glassworks Orchestra
16.30-17.30 Amphitheatre – Concert and Parade of Vivat! Orchestra (from Amphitheatre to Gagarina street)