From 1909 to the present, the building that houses the permanent art collection of the Orchard Lake Schools has had a storied history. What once was the Dining Hall of the Michigan Military Academy became the central chapel of SS.Cyril and Methodius Seminary, St. Mary’s College, and St. Mary’s Preparatory and as such the scene of daily Mass, religious services, ordinations and retreats. With the completion of the Shrine Chapel in 1963, an Art Gallery was established to house the schools’ collection of treasures.

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1939 Commemoration: The 75th Anniversary of WWII

Greetings!  You've reached the home for all information on the Polish Mission's annual commemoration of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland, offered this year in continued cooperation with … [Read More...]

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A Place to Stand by Anna Ferens

LOCATIONS: Orchard Lake Schools, Galeria, Bldg. #8: 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324  CONTACT: Marcin Chumiecki at University of Michigan Auditorium … [Read More...]


Tajemnice Ordonki–a success!

In honor of Polish Independence Day, The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools was proud to host the patriotic play Tajemnice Ordonki at the Galeria, at the historic Orchard Lake Schools … [Read More...]


The Woman Behind the Art

We would like to welcome the Woman Behind the Art in our own Polish Mission Galeria, Anya Kozlowski, a Michigan-based Polish American artist.  Call (248) 738-6720 to make an appointment to come to … [Read More...]


Theatre returns to The Polish Mission!

Presented by the Edward and Josephine Wikiera foundation   Agata PILITOWSKA She graduated from the Cracow University Theatre School in Cracow, Poland and came to Canada in 1986. Agata … [Read More...]

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Van Duzer: Shrine Chapel Sculptor

The Galeria of the Polish Mission is pleased to present the exhibit Van Duzer: Shrine Chapel Sculptor, an exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake. The … [Read More...]

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Chamber Music at The Galeria

Sponsored by the Friends of Polish Art The Galeria was in the spotlight on Saturday, September 15th and it was ready for the challenge. The afternoon proved to be a brilliant one for our … [Read More...]

Setting the Stage for Masterpieces

Inga Sheds Light on our Collections in the Newly-Renovated Gallery On Wednesday June 22, our good friend and art expert Inga Kopciewicz from the Wyczolkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz Poland, … [Read More...]

Inga’s Back!

Last year, it was our honor to host Mrs. Inga Kopciewicz, delegate of the Ministry of Culture, and Polish art historian from the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz. She wasn't here for … [Read More...]


Adam Grochowski

Adam's story, set during one of the most terrible periods in human history, is a quiet testament to his Roman Catholic faith and the restorative power of the creative spirit. Imprisoned at the age of … [Read More...]

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