Museums

Emanuel, Quinn and many other officials honor Casimir Pulaski in Polish Museum of America

Date: 
03/08/2013
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Chicago's  Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois' Governor Patrick Quinn were part of the Pulaski Day Celebrations at the Polish Museum of America (PMA), 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. on Mar. 4. Sharing the day with Chicago's 176th birthday," the celebration included so many officials and representatives of offices and organizations that one speaker questioned whether there was anyone running the State, County or City offices.

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Maria Chudzinski closes down the Polish Air Force's Chicago Wing with an exhibit at the Polish Museum of America

Date: 
01/29/2013
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As the final act of the Polish Air Force Veterans Association's Chicago Wing, Maria Chudzinski shuts down the organization with the last showing of their exhibit The Polish Air Force in World War II in the Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. On display until Feb. 24., it will be shipped to the Polish Air Force training school in Deblin, Poland.

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Ukrainian National Museum's trunk brings past alive

Date: 
06/08/2012
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With the exhibition of women's embroidered shirts "From the Museum's Trunk," the Ukrainian National Museum surrounds the visitor with a culture that no longer exists as it once did. Though the opening is Fri.

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Modern Polish Posters not to be missed at Polish Museum of America

Date: 
05/03/2012
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UPDATE:
Exhibition extended thru at least Sun., May 27!

An exhibition of world-renowned, original Polish posters by faculty and students from the Szczecin Academy of Arts in Poland is a not to be missed experience at the Polish Museum of America (PMA), 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. The last day is May 6.

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Memorial musical tribute to Kvitka Cisyk on April 27

Date: 
04/17/2012
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Kvitka Cisyk, the voice behind such jingles as ''Have you driven a Ford lately?” and “You deserve a break today!” will be honored with a musical evening at the Ukrainian National Museum, Fri., Apr. 27, at 7 p.m.

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Begun in 1936, Sabina Logisz's work and dedication to the Polish community is honored by the Polish Museum of America

Date: 
11/10/2011
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The Polish Museum of America's Great Hall, located on the third floor of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA), at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., was official named Sabina Logisz Great Hall in recognition of a life time of service and dedication.

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Secluded treasures revealed

Date: 
08/19/2010
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A treasure trove of prints by Polish artists from the 17th thru the 20th centuries lived a secluded existence in the Polish Museum of America's (PMA) storeroom until Monik Nowak, about four years ago. realized the rare works of art were waiting to be found.

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Record album covers from inception to extinction in our lifetime

Date: 
07/19/2010
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Featuring seven different graphic categories of artwork on a treasure trove of 33 rpm (revolutions per minute) record album covers, the Ukrainian National Museum's "Rediscovering Ukrainian Album Cover Art" exhibit celebrates an art form and chronicles immigrant life in Chicago.

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Book lovers check out the Attic Sale at PMA

Date: 
07/16/2010
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Books about many subjects in English and Polish are part of the Attic Sale this weekend in the Polish Museum of America (PMA) at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave.  Many of the books are duplicates of those in the 95 year old library.

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Two Brits to bring Paderewski back to life in Polish Museum on Sunday

Date: 
05/13/2010
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Blending modern technology with old, the two British co-founders of the Pianola Institute will bring Ignancy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) back to life thru his musical performances via a 1925 Steinway Duo-art reproducing concert grand piano. 

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Polish Museum memberships help preserve past for future

Date: 
03/06/2010
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This year the Polish Museum of America at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave  is celebrating its 75th year and encouraging people of all ages to join this very active organization. 

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the Polish American past for future generations.  Its work goes beyond exhibiting artifacts, it sponsors workshops and programs focused on Polish folk arts, customs and traditions.