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Polish Posters Exhibition This Wednesday In Florida

FLORIDA – The American Institute of Polish Culture and The Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland at Florida International University are proudly presenting: THE UNCAPTIVE MIND “Niezniewolony umysł “ Art Exhibition Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM at the Green School Gallery (11200 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199.) Original Polish posters from the 1950s to 1980s exhibition shown for the very first time in Miami. This unique collection embodies the unbreakable spirit of human creativity and serves as a testament to artistic marvel and ingenuity.

We are honored that the Ambassador of Poland will open the exhibit. A reception will follow: Wine * Hors-d’oeuvres * Pierogi * Vodka. Limited Space. For more information go to

The Polish School of Posters (1950s to 1980s) stands as an artistic marvel and a testament to human ingenuity – a vibrant, creative, and innovative movement that brilliantly infused vivid colors, subliminal messages, and sharp wit into posters.

With state financial support and artistic encouragement, graphic artists designed strong, original, individualistic images – often intended to surprise, provoke, or disturb viewers’ beliefs and values. They frequently used camouflage and commonly understood ironies to communicate secretly with the public and subversively comment on the rigid Soviet communist regime.

The “The Uncaptive Mind” collection showcases Polish posters from that era, epitomizing a remarkable tribute to artistic freedom and a powerful contrast to Czeslaw Milosz’s “The Captive Mind.” From circus to film posters, the exceptional fusion of artistry, intellect, and cultural resonance of the work showcased the unbreakable spirit of the human mind, influencing generations and setting an unparalleled standard in graphic design.