Nia Oke-Famakinde is completing her Arts Internship at the Polish Museum of America, cataloging artifacts and artworks to expand the museum's database. She also handles acquisition duties, conducts research, and assists with organizing events and exhibitions.
The Polish Museum of America staff visited the Lithuanian Youth Center to experience an immersive VR animation based on Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis' paintings. Čiurlionis has special ties to Poland and the exhibit closes on May 31.
During the 7th Chopin in the city festival, the audience was blown away by the talent of The Latin Music Project and Annabelle Shaw, and it was truly an event to remember.
The Polish Museum of America recently met with Erica Griffin, the director of education at the Chicago History Museum, to discuss partnership opportunities for the CHM's exhibition project, Back/Home: Polish Chicago. During the meeting, the PMA staff and CHM explored various strategies for school programs and public and community engagement.
Today is another anniversary of the death of Zdzisław Beksiński - one of the most prominent Polish artists, known primarily for his unique, surrealistic creations.