Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, President of the Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club, discusses the remarkable life of the great Polish actress who was a star of the American stage in the 1880s and 90s and built a country home, Arden, in what is now Modjeska Canyon in Orange County.
This lecture takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Titi, Nunu, and Klembolo: Helena Modjeska’s Fairy Tale Book.
Included with admission. Advance tickets are recommended.
For questions or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 949.494.8971 x203.
Maja Trochimczyk, Ph.D., is a Polish American music historian, poet, photographer, and author of seven books on music (most recently Górecki in Context: Essays on Music, 2017), seven volumes of poetry, and many peer-reviewed studies and book chapters. Her research interests include 20th-century Polish music (Paderewski, Lutoslawski, émigré composers, etc.). She read papers at over 80 international conferences and received awards from the Polish Ministry of Culture, American Council of Learned Societies, Polish American Historical Association, McGill University, and the University of Southern California. She is the founder of Moonrise Press, Board Secretary and Communications Director of the Polish American Historical Association, and President of Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club in Los Angeles (2010-2012 and 2018-2020).
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