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Center of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko

Orońsko, Poland

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  • ul. Topolowa 1 26-505 Orońsko
  • Orońsko
  • Masovian Voivodeship
  • 26-505
  • Poland

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The Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko has its site in a little village Orońsko, situated by Route 7, 16 km from Radom and 120 km south of Warsaw.
The cultural tradition of Orońsko originated in the middle of 19th century. Succeeding owners of the manor – Christiani, the Pruszaks and Brandts, cultivated it. Józef Brandt, an outstanding Polish painter following the historical-genre tradition, was connected with the 5th circle of Munich Academy.  He was tied with Orońsko through a marriage with the estate owner Helena Pruszak. In Brandt`s times, Orońsko was transformed into an artistic colony called the Free Orońsko Academy.
The present history of the Center started with creative stays and an open-air exhibition of artists in 1965. Soon the Department of Sculptor’s Creative Work was founded. Since 1981 the Center of Polish Sculpture has been functioning as a state institution subordinated to the Ministry of Art and Culture. Each year, over 200 Polish and foreign artists use the Orońsko venue for artistic residency. There are held many artistic workshops, academic open-air events, thematic seminars and exhibitions of contemporary art.
The Center provides artists with workshop facilities. Technological workshops run by specialists help with the realisation of monumental and small-scale projects.