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2015 PMA Christmas Appeal

Dear Friend of the PMA:

We thank you for being part of The Polish Museum of America (PMA) community, and are sincerely grateful for all your support given to the PMA during 2015. Because you have already demonstrated your interest in this historic institution, we kindly ask you to consider supporting the PMA once more before the year’s end.

Since its establishment in 1935, the PMA, an active cultural center for Polish ethnicity, has accumulated and safeguarded its rich collections for the generations of today and the future. With unique art, library, and archives collections, the PMA remains one of the oldest and largest institutions of its kind. Our dedication to preserving and promoting Polish and Polish American heritage is demonstrated through diverse and engaging programing and exhibitions, inspiring visitors and researchers from Chicagoland and abroad.

2015 was another monumental year for the PMA – the Library marked its centennial with an exhibition of unique monographs, and the Museum and Archives celebrated its 80th anniversary. Exhibits in 2015 included: Forbidden Art; Katyń Massacre: Truth and Remembrance; Views from Mole Hill, an exhibition by Lidia Rozmus; Between the Lines, Poland 1974-1990, featuring photographs by Stanislaw Kulawiak and the Creative Group SEM; the annual Polish Arts Club and Art for Heart shows; and currently, Art of Nikifor Krynicki, on display through January 17, 2016. PMA programming featured: the annual Official State of Illinois Observation of Casimir Pulaski Day, Polish art and craft workshops for all ages, and a series of lectures, film screenings, musical performances, and literary and cultural discussions. PMA renovations continue. The Halina J. Presley Przydatek Rare Books Room was opened, featuring full environmental and safety controls. Construction on a similar rare documents room in the Archives is now in progress. As the PMA moves into 2016, even more exciting programing is on schedule – including a new permanent exhibit on historical Chicago Polonia.

We hope that you are able to demonstrate your confidence in the PMA as 2015 comes to a close. As the PMA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural institution, your financial contribution would be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS code. All donors will be acknowledged in the next issue of the PMA Newsletter. Gift memberships or a membership for yourself or your family is also a great way to show your support. For more information, please call (773) 384-3352 ext. 2111, or write to PMA@PolishMuseumOfAmerica.org.

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, the Staff, and the Volunteers of the PMA, in the spirit of the holidays and with wishes of peace and good cheer for the Christmas season, we remain gratefully yours,

Małgorzata Kot, Managing Director, and Richard Owsiany, President


Please mail your contribution, with the following information, to: PMA 2015 Christmas Appeal, 984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642-4101

Please include your full name, mailing address, telephone, and e-mail.

Checks should be made payable to:  Polish Museum of America

If paying by credit card, please include the credit card number & expiration (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

2015 PMA Christmas Appeal (please select a category):

  • Platinum - $1,000
  • Gold - $750
  • Silver - $500
  • Bronze - $250
  • Other

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