About the Museum
The Art Stations Foundation was established in 2004, as the Kulczyk Foundation. The goal of the Founder, Grażyna Kulczyk, was to support the development of culture and art. The mission of popularising culture and art, in addition to facilitating and increasing their availability to the public, was accomplished through the Foundation’s various exhibition projects and grants. With plans to build a museum, the Foundation changed its name to the Art Stations Foundation in 2008. From the beginning of its existence, it has been continuously operating to implement its artistic and social mission.
The Foundation is located in the heart of the Stary Browar Urban & Art Centre, one of the most renowned commercial and cultural centres in Europe. The complex, a collection of nineteenth-century industrial buildings restored by Grażyna Kulczyk and declared the best shopping mall in the world in 2008, provides space for the harmonious coexistence of commercial and cultural activity through its innovative 50/50 formula. The philosophy of 50% art and 50% business provides the basis for the conscious building of an institutional program to promote knowledge about art and culture within a commercial setting, and for creating a common space in the Stary Browar for bringing these together.