The Cricoteca. Tadeusz Kantor's Art Documentation Centre
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, noon-4pm (Gallery), 10am-4pm (Studio Gallery); in summertime, open also Saturdays and Sundays.
Established by Tadeusz Kantor in 1980, The Cricoteca collects and provides access to a variety of materials related to this original, world-famous artist of many talents - a painter, drawer, set designer, script writer and director, creator of the renowned Cricot 2 Theatre. The Centre preserves Kantor's theoretical works and manifestos, press publications (interviews, reviews of plays and exhibitions), videos and tape recordings. There is also a collection of Polish and foreign publications about the artist, theatre posters and programmes and photographs showing the activities of the Cricot 2 Theatre. The Centre maintains complete records of Kantor's theatre activities from the first, pre-war performance to the last, 1992 show of The Dead Class in Prague. There is a chronicle of his visual art exhibitions and a catalogue of his works on view in museums in Poland and abroad. Some of the materials and printed matter can be accessed via the Internet.
In March 2001 The Cricoteca opened a Gallery showing a permanent exhibition of Kantor's works and a Studio Gallery presenting costumes worn by the Cricot 2 Theatre actors, set designs, props, mannequins, paintings, sketches and drawings as well as Kantor's visual art works unrelated to his theatre activities.
Ośrodek Dokumentacji Sztuki Tadeusza Kantora
ul. Szczepańska 2
Phone: (+48 12) 421 69 75
Phone/Fax: (+48 12) 421 28 40