Lecture of theBydgoszcz Academy of Art
This time the meeting will take the form of a thematic tour. We will see (and discuss) the places that redefined the cultural space of the city after the end of World War II. Although Bydgoszcz did not suffer significantly from the fighting in January 1945, the loss of cultural tissue was very painful – the City Theatre was destroyed, and the Old Market Square was demolished (together with the seat of the City Museum). After the war, initially buildings were adapted for the needs of culture (e.g. the building at 20 Gdańska St., 68 Gdańska St.), then new ones were erected – Teatr Polski, Pomeranian Philharmonic, the BWA building, Opera Nova; a thematic space was also created – a music district, combining architecture with greenery.
Agnieszka Wysocka – PhD in art history from the Laboratory of Documentation and Popularisation of Monuments of Regional Centre of Culture and Art in Bydgoszcz. She teaches history of art at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz. As a reviewer for the Polish Radio of Pomorze and Kujawy, she has been for many years watching and commenting on what has been happening in galleries and museums.
Beginning of the tour: May 30th, 2018, 6pm, in front of the main entrance to the Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz, 20 Gdanska St.