Museums

80th Anniversary: Poland's vision of the future lives on in the PMA

Date: 
10/19/2019
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UPDATE:
Jan Lorys, the historian at the Polish Museum of America has offered additional information below*

Fortuitously, in February 1939, Poland loaded 200 tons of artifacts on ships bound for New York and the "The World of Tomorrow" themed 1939 World's Fair. 

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Warsaw Uprising: We won says "Behold a day of Blood and Honor" film maker

Date: 
08/08/2019
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"We won," said film maker Paul Grajnert about the Warsaw Uprising against German occupation forces in Poland, as the 75th Anniversary was being celebrated in the Polish Museum of American (PMA), 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

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The Eggsquisite and the Sacred merge: Ukrainian National Museum

Date: 
04/23/2019
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Cutout, dotted with rhinestones, covered with unique patterns representing Ukrainian towns or views into Ukrainian peasant life, eggs are all "eggsquisite" in the Easter Wonder exhibition at the Ukrainian National Museum (UNM), 2249 W. Superior St., through April 28. Hours: Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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American Writers Museum scheduled to have May opening in Chicago

Date: 
02/26/2017
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When a handful of Washington, D.C., and east coast people began a quest to determine where a to-be-created American Writers Museum (AWM) should be located, probably not many put odds on Chicago…but

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Ola Rondiak's VINOK more than art exhibit: Ukrainian determination despite atrocities - Part I

Date: 
12/28/2016
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The VINOK exhibition at the Ukrainian National Museum is more than an exhibition of art work.

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Ukrainian Folk Tale Exhibit: Don't miss the experience

Date: 
09/28/2016
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Fairy tales in a unique, fun charming exhibit for kids of all ages will be closing October 2 at the Ukrainian National Museum,

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Natalya Bendus-Petrovska exhibition: Ukrainian children's book illustrator

Date: 
09/09/2016
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"…playful fireflies, dragons, innocent children and other spirited beings whose adventure takes us away from the mundane into a world of meadows, skies – the natural and physical worlds of the universe," is how Lydia Tkaczuk, President, Ukrainian National Museum, described the exhibit of Natalya Bendus

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PMA's Annual Duplicate Book Sale to raise funds for 100 year old library

Date: 
07/29/2016
PMADoor

Many topics are covered in the sea of books in both Polish and English on sale at the Polish Museum of American's (PMA) 2016 Annual Duplicate Book Sale, July 29-31,

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Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition opens at Intuit

Date: 
06/03/2016
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The Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art opens Sat., June 4, with a dance performance

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Oksana Teodorowycz retrospective at Ukrainian National Museum

Date: 
11/17/2015
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A retrospective of Oksana Teodorowycz's work, that began in 1950s, is on display at the Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W. Superior, thorough Nov. 29. 

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"Apostle of Peace" attracts the community

Date: 
07/20/2015
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The National Ukrainian Museum was stuffed to the brim with people Friday, July 17, for the opening of “Apostle of Peace”. People of all ages waited in anticipation to celebrate the 150th birthday of Metropolitan (Archbishop) Andrei Sheptytsky.

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Polish Museum of America's 2015 Annual Duplicate Book, CD and DVD Sale

Date: 
07/06/2015
PMADoor

UPDATE:
Sale continues through the end of July!

Hiding behind the scenes at the Polish Museum of American (PMA), in the 99-year-old library, are duplicate books, DVDs and CDs very much in need of new homes.

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U.S Representative Mike Quigley honored at Ukrainian Museum

Date: 
03/25/2015
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U.S Representative of Illinois' 5th District, Mike Quigley was honored at a Ukrainian National Museum (UNM) sold out Awards Dinner Friday evening, Mar. 20.

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Ukrainian traditions expressed by adults and children from Ukraine and Chicago are charming

Date: 
12/17/2014
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Ukrainian heritage is part of both the short run of The Magic of Beads at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA), 2320 W. Chicago Ave., through Dec. 21 and Ethnic Heritage through the Eyes of My Elders. up through Jan. 25, 2015. 

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Learning Christmas traditions brought children and adults to the Polish Museum

Date: 
12/15/2014
GracePlus

Bringing people together to learn how to make traditional Polish Christmas decorations was also a way for people to connect with their ethnic heritage,

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Traditions of "hot" Ukrainian fashion of the late 1900s

Date: 
10/18/2014
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Regardless of the celebration, it was "hot" to have embroidered garments among contemporary Ukrainians in the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s in Chicago. The A Century of Embroidered Fashion exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W. Superior St., includes many garments and photos of the times. 

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Retrospective: Maria "Mika" Harasowska-Daczyszyn (1911 - 2000) -- inspirational artist and person at UNM

Date: 
09/22/2014
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With wars part of Maria "Mika" Harasowska-Daczyszyn's life from her birth in Western Ukraine in 1911, her legacy is one of strength, vibrancy and an undying spirit.

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Malgorzata Kot named new director of the Polish Museum of America

Date: 
07/26/2014
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Taking effect on Sept.1, Malgorzata Kot will be the new Managing Director of the  Polish Museum of America (PMA), 958 N. Milwaukee Ave. Selected by the PMA Executive Committee and the Board of Directors from a field of many qualified candidates, Kot has served the PMA Head Librarian for 19 years. 

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Polish Museum of America and Polish Roman Catholic Union debut sparkly new entrance and gift shop

Date: 
01/30/2014
PMADoor

Unlike many ethnic museums which have closed their doors, the Polish Museum of America (PMA) is opening theirs even wider at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Augusta Blvd and Milwaukee Ave.).

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A must see for fashionestas and antique fashion devotees -- Fashions from the Collection of Tetiana Reynarowych -- Ukrainian National Museum

Date: 
12/17/2013
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Tetiana Reynarowych had passion for all things Ukrainian and believed that it was important to honor and perpetuate knowledge of and use of traditional regional designs. At the same time she had an interest in and passion for American fashion.

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