Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Polish Community Outreach


M. Spencer Green, Associated Press

Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930 - 2017) was "a Polish sculptor who transformed sisal and burlap into brooding forms that evoked the weight of political oppression, the desperation of the individual and the sufferings of the natural world" (New York Times).  Her work contributed greatly to the Polish American community and its impact can still be seen today in Grant Park.  Loyola University Chicago's Polish Studies department is ever grateful for her work.