Polish Museum of America


The museum's permanent collection consists of Polish and Polish-American paintings and sculpture, folk art, costumes, and rare books from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. In addition, there is a large collection of materials commemorating the famed pianist and the first prime minister of independent Poland, Ignace Jan Paderewski. A large part of the museum's permanent collection comes from the Polish pavilion of the New York World's Fair of 1939. The library consists of 64,000 volumes, with both a reference and circulating section. Open every day except Thursday. Hours are 11 AM to 4 PM.


984 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642


41.89980600, -87.66096600
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(773) 384-3352

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