Kornel Makuszyński Museum is the
second biographic-literary museum in Zakopane, after Kasprowicz's
Harenda. It's located in villa "Opolanka", where
Makuszyńscy family stationed during nearly annual summer and winter
stayings in Zakopane. After the World War II they settled there for
good. Lots of precious items and the whole, wide library of
Makuszyński family was destroyed during World War II in Warsaw.
What's left of Makuszyński, great
collectioner of literary works and friend to many other artists, is
merely a tiny bit of his vast assortment. Museum was created in 1966
from collections donated by Janina Gluzińska-Makuszyńska
(1896-1972), widow of the writer.
Opolanka consists of four rooms of former house of Makuszyński
family. The collection includes the library composed of following
editions of writer's works, historical-literary writings about his
books and memoir literature. This archive is not only about
Makuszyński's manuscripts, but also letters from prominent writers,
painters, musicians, theatre people, scolars, politicians and a large
corespondence from readers. Archive is complemented by newspaper
clippings and photo collection.
As for art collection, the works
consists of paintings and sculptures made by famous artists (i.a.
paintings by Julian Fałat, Włodzimierz Jarocki, Fryderyk Pautsch,
Kazimierz Sichulski, Władysław Skoczylas, Stanisław Wyspiański,
sculptures by Konstanty Laszczka and Henryk Kuna), ilustration
projects for books by Makuszyński, antique furniture mostly in
biedermaier style, miniatures, old artistic fabric (eastern carpet,
pershian prayer, japanese screen), many works of old-time applied
arts like lamps, clocks, polish and french glass, chinese, english,
saxon and meisen porcelain.
Tickets normal – 6 zł conession – 4,5 zł tour guide 20 zł + entry ticket,
reservation by phone +48 18 20 122 63