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Hidden Treasures: The Polish Museum of America Graphic Art Collection

00:00 23/07/2010


July 30–August 29, 2010 | Opening Reception: Friday, July 30, 7–9 p.m.

For the first time in the United States—after presentations in Poland—a spectacular exhibition will be displayed in Chicago with 120 works on paper from 1919 to 1995 by 65 renowned Polish artists. These extremely valuable prints are from The Polish Museum of America permanent collection, including unique woodcuts from the Polish Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1939–1940, and a lithograph by Stanisław Szukalski, an artist admired by Leonardo DiCaprio. The Hollywood star published a book about his family’s eccentric friend—an inspiration for his role in the film Titanic.

The Polish Museum of America has prepared an exhibition in cooperation with the National Museum in Kraków, Poland (Treasures of Polish Culture Abroad program) and with financial support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Warsaw, Poland).

To this day, there has not been any publication that documents the entire collection of the Polish Museum of America. Therefore, it is worth noting that this exhibition is accompanied by a 250 page illustrated catalog which details not only the contents of the exhibition, but also the background of the collections at the Polish Museum of America.

Exhibition Patron: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Warsaw, Poland)
Curator: Monika Nowak
Opening Reception: Friday, July 30, 7–9 p.m.
Admission: $10—Funds received will go toward the renovation of the Museum Art Gallery
Contact: Polish Museum of America | tel. 773-384-3352 ext. 101 | e-mail: PMA@PolishMuseumofAmerica.org

The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., IL. 60642 | tel. 773-384-3352 | www.polishmuseumofamerica.org | Museum Hours: 11 a.m.–4.p.m. (closed Thursday)

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June 25–July 25, 2010 | Opening Reception: Friday, June 25, 7–9 p.m.

Imagine a camera, with enough film for 36 shots, making its way to 36 cities around the globe and at every stop, one person takes just one shot. This traveling camera is the invention of photographer, Wojtek Gil, whose belief that a moment of life captured in Sao Paulo might not look all that different from one captured in Osaka, comes to life in this innovative project. The camera spent several days with each participant who photographed an image that struck him or her, adding a note about the shot before forwarding the 35mm Lomo Action Sampler to its destination. Gil’s project is his contribution to today’s global experience – a literal and figurative snapshot from the unique and collective perspectives of the participants who have chosen to take this journey with him.

Honorary Patronage: Zygmunt Matynia, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

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