A little bit of history

Every year, in the Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle in Szczecin we present about thirty temporary exhibitions related to various fields of art.

As a result of our cooperation with the Polish and foreign museums, archives, art galleries, and creative milieus, exhibitions in the Castle are often opportunities to see exceptional collections or works by the most notable artists. So far the Castle rooms have hosted exhibitions of works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Joan Mirò, and Salvador Dali, as well as Polish artists including Tadeusz Kantor, Józef Szajna, and Magdalena Abakanowicz. The series of exhibitions under the title Culture and Tradition of the Past Epochs is particularly noteworthy.

As part of the series we presented exhibitions: Catherine II and her epoch, King Stanisław Leszczyński – eternal wanderer, John III Sobieski – marshal, hetman, king, In pursuit of beauty and perfection. About women and their preferences, Ukraine to the World. Ukrainian Treasures from the PLATAR collection. As part of the cycle Ars Pomeraniae works by Gustav Wimmer, Hans Hartig and Julo Levin as well as the exhibition Szczecin in 19th and 20th century Polish and German painting were displayed.

In the Castle rooms we arranged permanent exhibitions At the Pomeranian Dukes’ Court, Pompa Funebris of the Dukes from the Griffin Dynasty, Lubinus’ Study, and Witches’ Cell. We are preparing publications promoting the cultural heritage of the region (so far, as a result of funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, European Union, and the means from the budget of West Pomerania Voivodship, the catalogues Elihard Lubinus’ travel through Pomerania, The metaphor of the World. Philip II as a ruler and collector, Pompa Funebris of the Dukes’ from the Griffin Dynasty and multimedia versions of the Pomeranian Cabinet and the Great Map of the Duchy of Pomerania – activation have been created). Since 2010 within the framework of our statutory activity we have obtained and collected objects related to the history of the building.