Polish Museum of America, Chicago

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#26 of 42 in Museums in Chicago
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  • A combination art museum and history museum. The section on Paderewski is great. The special exhibits change but there seems to be enough to make a visit worthwhile.  more »
  • We were lucky to arrive in time to join a guided tour. We learned intriguing snippets about Polish immigrants in America. For instance, I learned that the first immigrants went to Texas as part of the...  more »
  • I really enjoyed my time here! The art collection alone was worth the visit! It is small and an old building, which, to me, just added to the authentic experience of Poland in Chicago. I ate at a Poli...  more »
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  • Has a unique collection of art, historical and cultural artifacts. More than a few art pieces are of Art Institute of Chicago quality. In many cases the Polish Museum is the only place worldwide that certain artist's work can be viewed. A significant portion of the collection consists the type of Inter World War artwork that was heavily destroyed by World War II bombing in Europe, as well as looting & vandalism. The artwork and historical artifacts however, often suffer from poor antiquated lighting, because of tight budgetary constraints. However recently many display cabinets have received updated lighting. If you haven't been recently you, may be pleasantly surprised. It's a hidden gem in Chicago and worthy of your patronage & support!
  • I stopped here on a day trip and was so impressed. There was so much to see and the staff was welcoming and informative. I will be back when I can take more time to see all of the exhibits. We also thoroughly enjoyed the gift shop.
  • Very interesting didn't know that there was a museum there very good
  • This was a great way to spend the afternoon. I was impressed with the place. Basia was my tour guide and she really made the whole experience. Great way to spend a few hours.
  • With the Polish population and history in Chicago, I was expecting so much more. We were disappointed.
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