Stanley Kubrick in Krakow


An exhibition about the life and work of Stanley Kubrick will be on display from May 4 through September 14, 2014 at the National Museum in Krakow. The Polish edition of this exhibition has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

1,000 Exhibited Items

The exhibition features a collection of one thousand items, including audiovisual footage, screenplays, drafts, documents, photographs, costumes, and props. A significant number of archive footage has never been shown to the public before. Notable exhibits include photographs taken by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine in the early days of his career, as well as special lenses and cameras used by Kubrick in his work.

Individual Path of Exploration

The exhibition team has come up with an innovative concept that allows audiences to choose their own path of exploring the exhibition. The exhibit is curated by Rafał Syska, Ph.D., specialist in the history of film and lecturer at the Audiovisual Arts Institute of the Jagiellonian University. The exhibition arrangement was designed by Tomasz Wójcik, Ph. D., lecturer at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.

Over 800,000 Admissions

To date, the exhibition has marked over 800,000 admissions around the world. The exhibit has been on display in a number of venues, including Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Rome, Paris, Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Sao Paulo. Krakow is the only city in Central and Eastern Europe to showcase the exhibition on the life and work of Stanley Kubrick.

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999)

One of the greatest filmmakers of all time; American director, screenwriter, and producer. Before going into film, he worked as a photographer. After filming Spartacus (1960), Kubrick moved to the United Kingdom, but continued to rely financially on Hollywood. His most acclaimed works include 2011: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut. The year 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of Kubrick’s death.


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Written by Magdalena Wylężałek based on source materials


Translated by Karolina Kołtun