Hurrah! Launch Event

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September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Created by Karol Murlak, in collaboration with Danielle Begnaud, Katarzyna Michnowska, and Marzena Krupa, Hurrah! is an urban musical instrument designed in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States. When tapped with a mallet, the tubes of the large-scale xylophone play the Polish birthday and anniversary song Sto Lat. The installation captures and commemorates feelings of friendship and joy shared between Poles and Americans. Hurrah! kicks off the Golden Triangle BID’s international art programming on Penn West, Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House.

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Speakers include:

  • Leona Agouridis, Executive Director, Golden Triangle BID
  • H.E. Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland
  • Matthew Lussenhop, U.S. Department of State
  • DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (invited)
  • Mr. Karol Murlak, Artist

Enjoy music by the Kuba Cichocki Duo with Kuba Cichocki on piano and Sam Weber on bass. Following the remarks, join us for Szarlotka, a Polish treat served by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.

The project is possible through a partnership between the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Golden Triangle BID with support from the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

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