Napoleon Orda Exhibition in Minsk

On September 15, the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus in partnership with the National Museum in Krakow, Poland, opens an exhibition of watercolors and sketches by Napoleon Orda, an outstanding figure of Belarusian and Polish culture, painter, composer, and pianist of the 19th century. The exhibition is dedicated to the 210th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

For the first time, Belarusian visitors will be able to see more than 110 original works of Orda presented at one location. The exhibition features Orda’s sketches of architectural monuments depicted in his Grodno, Mogilev, Vitebsk, and Vilnia albums. Many of the sketches were turned into lithographs and published in a series of eight albums under the collective title Album of Polish Historical Landscapes (Album widokw historycznych Polski) between 1873 and 1883.

The aim of the exhibition is to popularize the works of the artist and to attract attention of the Belarusian audience to the conservation and protection of objects of Polish cultural heritage in Belarus.

The cultural event is supported by the Polish Institute in Minsk and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Belarus. It will run from September 15 to December 3 at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. The exhibition is open from 11AM to 7PM.

Napoleon Orda exhibition opens at National Art Museum of Belarus