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The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
233 Madison Avenue (East 37th Street), NYC
December 2-16, 2002

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
Taste of Poland
Theater postersFilm postersOpera posters
Jazz postersMisc postersExhibit posters
CYRK posters
Featuring Jewish culture posters
Krakow Culture Festival
E.R. Kaminski National Jewish Theater Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Agnieszka Magdziak-Miszewska
Consul General
L-R Rabbi David Lincoln, Park Avenue Synagogue; Ewa Wierzynska & Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, former Foreign Minister of Poland Rabbi Peter Rubenstein, Central Synagogue
Janusz Makuch, Krakow Jewish Festival, Krakow, PL Cracow Klezmer Band, Krakow, PL

Subject:Re: Schudrich - poster exhibit @ Polish Consulate
Date:Tue, 03 Dec 2002 05:34:21 -0500
From:Michael Schudrich, Rabbi, Warsaw, PL

Dear Ylain & Donald,

I want to wish you luck on the exhibition now that you are half way through.

It is a success because it is HAPPENING.

Thank you.


The 3rd exhibit of CYRK posters at the Polish Consulate was a great success.

The purpose of the exhibit was the Polish interest to reach out to the NY Jewish community--to help bring the Polish people & the Jewish people closer together.

The feature of the exhibit was contemporary Polish Jewish posters.

Poland's Consulate General in NY, Agnieska Magdziak-Miszewska, invited Polish diplomats & dignitaries in New York City during the holiday season as well as members of the NYC Polish community to attend the exhibit. Each evening another NY Jewish organization brought its members to view the exhibit: Central Synagogue, The American Society for Jewish Heritage in Poland (affiliated with the Institute of Jewish History, Warsaw, PL), Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Park Avenue Synagogue & the Friends of the Jewish Culture Festival Society (affiliated with the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, PL).

The highlights of the evening activities were the candle lighting of the menorah (candlebra) during the Park Avenue Synagogue event when Rabbi David L. Lincoln & the cantor led the group in the singing of traditional Hanukah songs--celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights which lasts 8 days; the presentation of a menorah to Consul General Magdziak-Miszewska by Rabbi Peter J. Rubenstein of Central Synagogue and the record turnout of people at the Friends of the Jewish Culture Festival evening to hear Janusz Makuch, founder/director of the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, PL & the Cracow Klezmer Band from Poland.

The exhibit was open to the public during the day.

More than 30 Polish Jewish cultural posters featuring Jewish theater, film, opera, exhibits decorated the beautiful Polish Consulate exhibit. There was also a separate exhibit of the many posters by Polish poster artist Andrzej Pagowski for the National Jewish Theater, (E.R. Kaminski Theater), Warsaw, PL.

Many hard-to-find (1960s) CYRK posters were displayed along with jazz, film, theater, opera posters.

It was the most successful exhibit at the Polish Consulate to date.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
233 Madison Avenue (East 37th Street), NYC
December 5-12, 1998

The beautiful Polish Consulate, Opening & Award Ceremony

Daniel Libeskind, Polish American architect of the Jewish Museum, Berlin, etc.
receives award for excellence in architecture.

Rafal Olbinski, Polish-American poster designer, presents medal for excellence in poster art to Waldemar Swierzy: Marlena Torzecka, Swierzy's art representative in U.S., receives award. Donald S. Mayer, Contemporary Posters, & M. CYRK, mime, looks on.

CYRK posters at Polish Consulate

Left to right: Jan Kubasiewicz, Keith Godard (Moderator), Ryszard Horowitz, Andrzej Dudzinski, Adam Holender
Left to right: Kubasiewicz, Horowitz, Godard (Moderator), Holender, Dudzinski

Panel Discussion "Polish Influence on The Arts"

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
233 Madison Avenue (East 37th Street), NYC
November 21-29, 1997

The Polish Consulate, a 1905 mansion, an official landmark of the city of New York - outside.

The Polish Consulate - inside.

CYRK posters at Polish Consulate.

'Taste of Poland,' tasting of Polish foods & drinks - a highlight of the CYRK exhibit

Richard Klemm, Cultural Attache, Polish Consulate, presents award to Rafal Olbinski, Polish-American designer, in recognition of his contribution to 'Posters as Art.' Showing 3 of his CYRK posters on right. Award also given to Jan Sawka, Polish-American designer.

Panel Discussion:
"Posters as Art" - AIGA/NY nite
Seymour Chwast (designer), Steven Heller (design critic, author), Frank Fox ('moderator', Polish poster authority, author), Rafal Olbinski (designer), Christopher Mount (curator, MoMA), Robert Chisholm (poster dealer)
Donald S. Mayer, Contemporary Posters, NY; Thomas J. Pniewski, Director of Cultural Affairs with Joseph E. Gore, President, The Kosciuszko Foundation & Mrs. Gore. CYRK poster sales to benefit 'Scholarship for Americans' of The Kosciuszko Foundation

Benefit evening for 'Design League of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,' NYC

Polish-American Arts Festival, arranged by The Kosciuszko Foundation. Chopin Piano Recital
(Andrew Russo); Jazz Recital (Krystof Medyna (L) & 'Breakwater'); Polish American Folk Dance Co.

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Other CYRK artists: A-D, F-K, L-R, S-Z, Anonymous

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