On Thursday, February 17, 2022, we held an opening of the Faces of Solidarity-Polish Refugees in Minnesota photography exhibition at the Iversen Center with the On-Campus Sponsors: Office of Mission, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology, Department of History.
The guests, including several Solidarity activists and their families, St. Thomas students enjoyed presentations by Prof. Paul Wojda. He spoke about Solidarity and his personal experiences while visiting Poland in the 1980s. Prof. Zsolt Nagy talked about Poland's history and the history of Solidarity. Dr. Katarzyna Litak, MD, the curator and project manager, discussed using art combined with oral history narratives and microhistory ideas driving this project.
Grzegorz Litynski is the lead artist on the project. This internationally regarded humanist photographer is the head of postgraduate studies in travel and documentary photography at the University of Technology in Katowice, Poland. Michael Madison, a Minnesota-based photographer, also contributed to this project.
The Virtual exhibition: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/node/7942100