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Mural podejmujący próbę syntetycznego przedstawienia historii Meksyku, Diego Rivera, "Sen o niedzielnym popołudniu w Parku Alameda", 1947, Museo Mural Diego Rivera in Mexico City, fot. Wikipologus

Culture.pl presents the little-known story of a Pole who was a key witness to some of the most significant moments in Mexico’s history. A close friend of the first emperor of Mexico, Karol Beneski’s life may now offer answers to questions that have bothered historians for over a century.

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Roman Rupniewski, General Józef Dwernicki head the Józef Piłsudski Cracovian Squadron, photo: Jagiellońska Biblioteka Cyfrowa

The Polish School in Paris is an institution established in the capital of France during the times of the Great Emigration – a turbulent period in Polish history, marked by an exodus of many Poles in the years between 1831 and 1870. Nowadays, the establishment has the patronage of the Embassy of Poland in France.

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Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix, Portrait of Frédéric Chopin, photo by Jan Morek / Forum

On of the most prominent Polish composers, born on 1st March, 1818 (or 22nd February, 1810) in Żelazowa Wola, died on 17th October, 1849 in Paris.

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In 2016, the Liverpool Biennale hosted a massive exhibition by Krzysztof Wodiczko, an artist that has worked for decades crossing the divide between art and engineering. In a conversation with Culture.pl, he talks about his various projects, including those dedicated to people with difficult lives on the margins of society.

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La Serena, Chile, photo: Víctor Sáez Barros / CC / Wikimedia Commons

Ignacy Domeyko – geologist, mining engineer, researcher of South America, and a central figure in shaping education and the economy in Chile – will be the subject of a new museum in La Serena, to be opened in 2017.

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Jerzy Lipman, photo by Maciej Billewicz / Forum

Cinematographer. Born in 1922 in Brest on Bug, died in 1983 in London.

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Adriana Prodeus, Themersonowie. Szkice biograficzne / Themersons. Biographical Essay, publ. Czuły Barbarzyńca

An aptly written book, rich in facts and witty comments – it constitutes a transparent reference position, not just about a mesmerizing art duo, but also the history of 20th century avant-garde in Poland and abroad.

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Still from 'A Streetcar Called Desire' directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando (on the right) as Stanley Kowalski.

The popularity and long lifespan of Polish jokes inspired us to investigate deep into their genesis and characteristics. What do they mean? Can Poles take a joke? How Many poles does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Culture.pl presents the anatomy of a Polish Joke.

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Actor and director, founder of modern theatre scene in post-war Brazil. Born on 17th March 1908 in Wieliczka, died on 18th October, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro.

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The pre-war Baltic sea, the legendary ocean liner Batory and millions of emigrant stories in one place. The historic building of the Marine Station in Gdynia prepares the formal opening of the Emigration Museum. This modern and Poland’s only cultural institution of this sort flourishes in the heart of the historical harbour.

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