Established in 1971, the Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club in Los Angeles, is dedicated to promoting Polish heritage through sponsoring lectures, publications, cultural events and artistic performances. During the past five decades of its existence the Club has made a significant contribution to the enrichment of the ethnic mosaic of Southern California.
The Modjeska Club is a 501(c)(3) California public benefit non-profit corporation recognized as tax-exempt by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, with a federal Tax Identification Number 20-3491956.
The Club is named after a famous Polish actress, Helena Modjeska (Modrzejewska, 1840-1909) who emigrated from Poland to California in the 1870s.
In 2021 the Club celebrated its 50th anniversary.
A concert by outstanding young pianist Łukasz Yoder, caroling with Olivia Kierdal and a Christmas party by the Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club will be held at the residence of Helena and Stanley Kolodziey.
The Helena Modjeska Art and Club invites all members and guests of the Club to a special event on Saturday, November 18th, 2023 at 6:30 pm, for a hot dinner and conversation with Monique Chmielewska Lehman and Artur Chmielewski about their father Henryk Chmielewski and the presentation of their book, entitled Papcio Chmiel Udomowiony.
The Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club is pleased to invite its members and guests to a meeting on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. at Playa Vista - Centerpointe Club (6200 Playa Vista Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094). A lecture about his art, richly illustrated with slides, will be given by the outstanding painter Zbigniew Nyczak, a long-time member of our Club.
50 Years of Art: Artists of the Modjeska Club is an exhibit of artwork by five eminent Polish American painters and artists (here listed in chronological order, below by last name): Stanislaw Szukalski, Leonard Konopelski, Zbigniew Nyczak, Slawek Wisniewski, and Janusz Maszkiewicz.
Helena Modjeska Art & Culture Club invites all members and friends of the Club to a theatrical performance directed and performed by the Polish actor Wojciech Wysocki with live music by Piotr Kajetan Matczuk.
On the occasion of Easter and Passover, we would like to wish all Club Members and friends of our Club the best of health, joy, peace and prosperity. Let the Easter holiday be happy, sunny, and colorful - we've had enough of this rain, cold and grayness - both literally and symbolically. Enclosed are Easter eggs painted in onion skins, and the Resurrection images by Giotto and Malczewski. Pure joy!
Helena Modjeska Art & Culture Club presents the Hybrydy Theater of Warsaw University in the performance entitled Life is Theater and given in Polish, without English subtitles. The performance will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7 pm at the Illusion Magic Theater (formerly known as Magicopolis), 1418 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Free admission, limited seating, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with RSVP and date of event in the subject line, send replies to March 25, 2023.
Helena Modjeska Art & Culture Club invites members and friends interested in the history of Poland, its heroes and secrets to an interesting meeting with the former Consul of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, writer and editor Mariusz M. Brymora. The topic of the meeting will be the newly published book by Romuald Spasowski, entitled Ambassador's Confession, which was edited from over 3,000 pages down to 750 pages by Mr. Brymora.
Helena Modjeska Art & Culture Club presents a lecture by Katarzyna Winnicka from Sanok Historical Museum in Poland. It is a presentation of the most important examples of icons, which are part of one of the largest and most beautiful collections of Orthodox church art in Poland and all of Europe.
The Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021. The 50th Anniversary Ball was held on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at the University Club of Pasadena.
The Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club's 50th Anniversary Album (Album 50-lecia Klubu Kultury im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej) was edited by Maja Trochimczyk, Elżbieta Kański and Elżbieta Trybuś. The volume includes dozens of documents, essays and hundreds of photographs illustrating the history and achievements of the Club, Link to the free file, 380 pages in PDF format with color illustrations, can be found here:
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