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Elżbieta And Krzysztof Krawczyński Collection

Join us for the opening of an exhibition at the Museum!

Over 50 works on paper from the 1970s-1990s by leading Polish artists, including:
F. Starowieyski, S. Eidigevicius, R. Olbiński, J. Młodożeniec,
W. Świerzy, J. Dobkowski, T. Kulisiewicz, and others.

Meet Drs. Anna Krawczyńska Paré and Richard Paré with daughters

Alexandra and Kristina – donors of the Drs. Krawczyński Polish modern graphic art collection to the PMA.


The selections on display from the Krawczyński Collection offer an incisive overview of the currents in postwar Polish art as it emerged from the ramifications of socialist restrictions placed on visual arts.

Piano recital by Eliza Folkert ● Refreshments


Drs. Elzbieta Gurtler and Krzysztof Krawczyński were graduates of Warsaw Medical Academy. Married in 1962, they spent 54 years together, until their tragic death in 2016.They worked in Poland until they emigrated to the United States in 1983. Dr. Krzysztof Krawczyński’s field was research in immunopathology. During his career he made outstanding contributions in the area of viral hepatitis at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. He was an Honorary Member of the Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago. Dr. Elżbieta Gurtler-Krawczyńska was a recognized cardiologist. She was a faculty member at Emory University in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, teaching and conducting studies in heart nuclear imaging. Drs. Elżbieta and Krzysztof Krawczyński’s passion was promoting Polish art, culture, music, and traditions. They collected Polish art, organized events, fundraisers, and supported the Chopin Society of Atlanta. Elżbieta was a Founding member of the Polish Club in Atlanta. In Memory of her Parents, Dr. Anna Paré with her family, are donating the Krawczyński’s modern art collection to The Polish Museum of America to preserve it as a testament of their devotion to Polish culture.

  • June 8, 2019 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Great Hall

Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall was originally designed as the auditorium for the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America headquarters. In 1939, it was adapted for the needs of the Museum. The center space of the Great Hall presents rotating temporary exhibitions of documentary and historical content, as well as art and artists, both local and international.

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