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From: pressoffice <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Subject: Denver Art Museum to Showcase Movie Posters in Rebranded: Polish
Film Posters for the American Western

Good morning -

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) invites visitors to explore how Polish poster
artists captured the essence of the American West through their conceptual
works of art in *Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western*.
On view February 16 through June 1, 2014, *Rebranded* presents movie
posters created during Poland’s communist-era that remain virtually unknown
to the American public. Drawn entirely from the Autry National Center of
the American West, *Rebranded* features 28 original posters by some of the
most recognizable Polish artists, including Jerzy Filsak, Wiktor Górka and
Waldemar Świerzy that reflect the experimental spirit of the famed “Polish
Poster School.”

“For more than three decades, the Polish graphic film poster was one of the
country's highest art forms,” said Darrin Alfred, associate curator of
architecture, design and graphics at the DAM. “The poster became a source
of great national pride in Poland and its role in the cultural life of the
nation is unique. These works were one of the few forms of individual
artistic expression in the nation under Communism.”

*For more information or images, contact:*

Ashley Pritchard, 720-913-0096, [log in to unmask]

Hope Grandon, 720-913-0076, [log in to unmask]


*Western American Literature *
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1155 Q. St
PO Box 880244
Lincoln, NE 68588-0244