Folk Dancing? You betcha.

The Polish Folk Dance Festival took a place at the American Polish Cultural Center on Saturday, February 11, 2017, celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Polish Mission was a proud sponsor of this event and was there to be a part of Polish cultural life in metro Detroit. The event begun with Polish and American anthems […]

72nd Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz at West Point

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday February 8 2017, 3:17 pm EST): The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning in effect from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST on Thursday, February 9.  All guests are advised to take responsible measures for personal safety in consideration of severe weather.  DO NOT attempt travel is you feel unsafe. […]

Advancing Our Language

As many of you know our Polish Language Coordinator Marzanna Owinski has recently returned for a business trip to Boston for the national convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  ACTFL is the premier organization for the development and propagation of foreign language education.  With over 12,000 members from across […]

Forbidden Art is Coming to Wixom!

The powerful and moving exhibition and educational Forbidden Art project will soon be at the Wixom Public Library!  This venue, the seventeenth in the United States, will mark the first time a municipality has undertaken the responsibility to honor the memory of the Holocaust by offering the premier program to their community.  To attend the […]

Authenticity and Memory: Forbidden Art Premiers at University of Michigan-Dearborn

Authenticity is something all of us seek in each and every part of our lives.  It’s what we need in the relationships with the people around us; it’s what is required of our professors and teachers when we want to educate ourselves; it’s what an artist intimately sculpts into the most beautiful works of art.  […]

Forbidden Art at University of Michigan-Dearborn

Welcome to the information page for our partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn, for Forbidden Art, presented in North America by The Polish Mission in exclusive cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum of Poland.  Please check this page frequently, since updates and related media will be posted here as they come! Forbidden Art was created […]

Taking Care of Business…

It’s alright!  (Yes, I know that’s not the first time I’ve referenced the song, so what??)  😉 Today was our last full day in Warsaw.  At this point in the trip, it’s hard to say much, since all of us are pretty beat.  Check the odometer–that’s a good 1,200 miles we put on our Polish […]

The Capitol City!

Ah, it’s good to be in Warsaw.  Our arrival last night would have been better had there not been a mixup with the hotel that made us unpack, pack, and pack again around 11 pm.  I suppose an optimist may see that as some kind of hustle-bustle charm, but after living out of suitcases for […]

From the River

Later that day…  After the shipyards, we met with Dr. Waldemar Ossowski, director of the Museum of the City of Gdansk!  Dr. Ossowski bears the huge responsibility of guiding the historical interpretation of a city that traces its origins to the very establishment of Polish Culture, and he was excited to learn about what we […]

One Day, Three Cities

There’s just no way to describe the three-city experience.  Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot are three nearby places that despite being in the same country, show a visitor a pleasant variety o culture.  At Stary Gdansk, Neptune watches over the picturesque buildings that reach to the sky, as the minions of tourists, fishermen, and Gypsies walk […]