Polish posters are among the most interesting of Polish graphic arts. The artistry of Polish poster art has been recognized since the end of the 19th century.
Starting in the 1960's, graphic artists in Poland moved away from realism and symbolism and began using metaphoric imagery. These posters, produced as public announcements, represent the intensely personal connections of the artists with their subject matter, challenging the viewer to be an active participant in finding their meaning.
Our collection includes 300 movie, theatrical, circus, tourist and political posters from the 1960's and 70's, considered the most interesting period in Polish poster art. A rotating selection is on exhibit at the Center and a project is underway to preserve and document them, as well as to create a traveling exhibition to send around the country. We are also preparing a comprehensive catalogue of the collection