Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

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Chopin Theatre is one of America's most active art centers, producing, co-producing and presenting over 500 theater, music, film, literary and social events each year.  Their mission is to promote enlightened civil discourse through a diverse range of artistic offerings.

For more information about Chopin Theatre click here.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago manages Chicago's relations with the nation-state of Poland. Their work involves promoting cooperation and fostering cultural links between Chicago and Poland.

For more information about the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland click here


The Copernicus Foundation was chartered as a not-for-profit organization in July 1971 to serve the metropolitan Chicago area as a major civic, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment resource.

For more information about the Copernicus center click here

The Legion of Young Polish women is a not-for-profit organization that primarily concentrates on charitable, scientific, literary and educational causes. 

Click here to view thie exhibit at Loyola University

For more information about LYPW click here.

The Lira Ensemble is the nation's only professional performing arts company specializing in Polish music, song and dance. Its mission is to bring the best of Polish culture into American life. 

For more information about The Lira Ensemble click here.

The mission of the Polish American Association, a human service agency, is to serve the diverse needs of the Polish community in the Chicago metro area by providing resources for changing lives, with emphasis on assisting immigrants.  

For more information about the Polish American Association click here.

The mission of the Polish American Librarians Association is to positively impact services provided to library patrons of Polish descent and individuals interested in Polish culture. 

For more information about PALA click here

About: The Polish Film Festival in America is organized by the Society for Arts, a 503 (c) 3 non-for-profit organization established in 1981 with an objective to promote European arts and film in the United States.

This year festival will be held November 3-18th

For more information about PFFA click here.

The Polish Museum of America is the “crown jewel” of the Polish American community. Established 75 years ago it has preserved and exhibited the history and culture of the Polish American community and our ancestral homeland – Poland. Its all-inclusive exhibits are both educational and entertaining. Its Library and extensive Archives have rendered invaluable services to historians, researchers, students and genealogists.

For more information about the Polish Museum of America click here.

The PWAA is one of the oldest fraternal benefit societies founded by women to help them and those they care about establish financial security and economic dependence. PWAA has donated over 120 years of documents to Loyola's Women in Leadership Archives in 2016.