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Hurrah!

Karol Murlak with Danielle Begnaud, Katarzyna Michnowska, and Marzena Krupa

 

2019 Stainless steel

 
<i>Hurrah!</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2020
1. Hurrah! Marker
Inscription.  
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, and the Polish Cultural Institute present Hurrah!, a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States. Hurrah!, an urban musical instrument, evokes feelings of fun, friendship, and love through music and play.

Hurrah! kicks off the Golden Triangle BID's international art programming on Penn West, Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House. This project was created by a team of Polish and American designers led by Polish designer and Pratt Institute professor Karol Murlak.

Hurrah! was first exhibited in New York City's Times Square as part of NYCxDESIGN 2019 and a partnership between the Polish Cultural Institute in NYC, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the Pratt Institute. Brooklyn Stainless Steel and Evan Eisman Company also supported this project.

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How do you Hurrah!?
Hurrah!
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2020
2. How do you Hurrah!?
works like a large musical instrument — a type of upright xylophone. Strike the steel tubes with the mallet to play a traditional Polish birthday and anniversary song, "Sto lat," wishing you a hundred years of happy and prosperous life. When played in order, the distance between the tubes mirrors the distance between the musical notes in the original song. Make sure you single along!

Try playing it faster, slower, backwards and forwards, adjusting the volume — any way you like!

In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and the US, we want to wish 'sto lat' to you—may you live (at least) a hundred years in health, happiness and prosperity.
 
Erected 2019 by Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC; Polish Cultural Institute, New York; Golden Triangle Business Improvement District.
 
Location. 38° 54.006′ N, 77° 2.524′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on H Street Northwest just west of 18th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. The marker is on the grounds of Edward R. Murrow Park, a national park under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service's National Mall and Memorial Parks unit. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
<i>Hurrah!</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2020
3. Hurrah! Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Edward R. Murrow (a few steps from this marker); "The Bachelor" (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Engine House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); "The Seven Buildings" (about 600 feet away); The IMF (about 700 feet away); Union Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Corcoran Gallery of Art (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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