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A preview of what to expect at this year's PolishFest 2018:

ʺPierogiburghʺ Pittsburgh Polish Festival Commercial from Cory Gindlesperger on Vimeo.

Gift Ad Back to school

Stop into our Nationality Rooms' Information and Gift Center, where we sell some unique and quality items perfect for the new student, or the creative gift -giver.  A wide selection of journals for pen or dry media are good gifts for the budding artist or veteran note-taker; stylish storage options are available among the many sizes of Polish hand carved boxes, and for those with an archeological/ scientific interest, we have Egyptian papyrus kits, hieroglyphics kits, coins, and even handheld telescopes for viewing all the options or the falcons above!  Sale items available everyday, too.

August 2018 Artifacts ad

Our display cases on the Cathedral of Learning's third floor are installed and signed.  Look for them between CL 321 The Swiss Room and CL 324 The Frick Auditorium.  Inside you will find historic publications celebrating the Nationality Rooms early in their creation, later in 1960, and in the modern age.  Also on view is a historical curiosity--one of the "Buy a Brick for Pitt Campaign" certificates, given to 97000 Pittsburgh area school children for their donations of a dime apiece.  Various sculptures are on view.  Look for changing exhibits while you tour, work, or study in the Cathedral of Learning!

Nationality Rooms Newsletter - Spring 2018

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Sergey Nikitin as a composer and the singing duo of Tatiana and Sergey Nikitin have played a key role in establishing the genre of poetic folk song in Russia and in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Three generations of listeners in Russia and abroad have heard the Nikitins' songs while growing up. The Nikitins are well-known not only as a musical duo that puts poetry to music, but, quite simply, as Russian cultural icons. Among other things, in 1980, the duo wrote and performed the soundtrack for the Oscar winning Russian film "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears."