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Ukrainian Museum Fine art, folk art, and archival collection exhibitions on display at The Ukrainian Museum in the heart of Manhattan's East Village.
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The Ukrainian Museum is the largest museum in the U.S. committed to acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting articles of artistic or historic significance to the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainians. At its founding in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, the Museum was hailed as one of the finest achievements of the Ukrainian American community. Today, its unparalleled array of folk art, exceptional collection of fine art, and extensive compendium of archival materials make it one of the most unique and dynamic museums in New York City, with broad appeal for diverse audiences. Each year, the Museum organizes several exhibitions, publishes accompanying bilingual catalogues, and conducts a wide range of public programming, frequently in collaboration with other museums, educational institutions, and cultural centers.

05/10/2020
Tour of the "Motherhood" Gallery; Exhibition "From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky" 2020

To honor all mothers, we offer you a brief tour of the "Motherhood" gallery in the exhibition From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky, which was curated by poet and writer Vasyl Makhno. We hope you enjoy the 6-minute view of the artworks. A Happy Mother's Day to everyone celebrating this special day, whether in person or sheltered-in-place. Stay safe!

Narrators: Maria Shust, Director; Hanya Krill, camera

Your weekend project! Life Imitating Art -- pick a painting and recreate it at home. Have some fun with the family!
05/09/2020

Your weekend project! Life Imitating Art -- pick a painting and recreate it at home. Have some fun with the family!

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have around the house. See more information about the "Life Imitating Art Challenge": https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have ar...
05/09/2020

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have around the house. See more information about the "Life Imitating Art Challenge": https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have around the house. See more information about the "Life Imitating Art Challenge": https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

It's difficult to tell which is the original Mehyk, and which is the home photo of the replicated still life!#lifeimitat...
05/07/2020

It's difficult to tell which is the original Mehyk, and which is the home photo of the replicated still life!

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge.
Left: Unidentified author. Right: Petro Mehyk (1899–1992). "Still Life", 1946, oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in. Gift from the Stadnychenko Family. Life Imitating Art Challenge: https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge.
Left: Unidentified author. Right: Petro Mehyk (1899–1992). "Still Life", 1946, oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in. Gift from the Stadnychenko Family. Life Imitating Art Challenge: https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge. Left: Unidentified author. Right: Petro Mehyk (1899–1992). "Still Life", 1946, oil...
05/07/2020

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge. Left: Unidentified author. Right: Petro Mehyk (1899–1992). "Still Life", 1946, oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in. Gift from the Stadnychenko Family. Life Imitating Art Challenge: https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge.
Left: Unidentified author. Right: Petro Mehyk (1899–1992). "Still Life", 1946, oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in. Gift from the Stadnychenko Family. Life Imitating Art Challenge: https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge. Left: Unidentified author. Right: Petro Mehyk (1899–1992). "Still Life", 1946, oil...
05/07/2020

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge.
Left: Unidentified author. Right: Petro Mehyk (1899–1992). "Still Life", 1946, oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in. Gift from the Stadnychenko Family. Life Imitating Art Challenge: https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

Refer to the images in this album https://www.facebook.com/pg/UkrainianMuseum/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157159775831723 to recreate your own version of a selected painting! The selections are all works from the Ukrainian Museum's permanent collection by artists of Ukrainian descent. Have fun!

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge! Right: Unidentified author. Left: David Burliuk (1882–1967), "Farm Scene with Red ...
05/05/2020

#lifeimitatingartukrainian challenge! Right: Unidentified author. Left: David Burliuk (1882–1967), "Farm Scene with Red Chicken", n.d., oil on canvas board, 8 x 10 in. Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj. Life Imitating Art Challenge: https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

Dear Patrons of The Ukrainian Museum!As you may know, The Ukrainian Museum closed its galleries and discontinued all in-...
05/05/2020

Dear Patrons of The Ukrainian Museum!

As you may know, The Ukrainian Museum closed its galleries and discontinued all in-house programs on March 14, 2020, even before the official COVID-19 lockdown orders were announced.

Although the building is closed to the public, Museum staff members continue working behind the scenes. Much of the work is being done remotely thanks to technology. We have even conducted a number of successful folk art workshops via Zoom. The response of our patrons has been heartwarming!

Today is #GivingTuesday, and we ask that you support The Ukrainian Museum and its mission to present Ukrainian culture in New York City, the arts capital of the world. Please consider making a donation during this very difficult COVID-19 lockdown. Send a check (indicate #GivingTuesday in the memo) or donate today online (Paypal account is *not* required - just use your credit card):

https://bit.ly/2yldC4k

The Ukrainian Museum will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and recommendations of public health officials, and will post updates regarding the Museum's status via email, on our website, and social media. Please continue to follow the recommended safety and health guidelines to protect against COVID-19. Visit these websites for more information:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention—COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization—COVID-19
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

New York State Department of Health—COVID-19
https://health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

New York City Department of Health—COVID-19
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page/

We greatly appreciate the loyalty and support of our visitors, members and friends, and thank you for your understanding as we work together to best serve our public and staff during this challenging time.

We hope to see you at The Ukrainian Museum soon!

The Ukrainian Museum Administration and Board of Trustees

#lifeimitatingartukrainianLife Imitating Art: A Challenge!A few weeks ago, the Getty Museum issued a challenge to its fo...
05/04/2020

#lifeimitatingartukrainian

Life Imitating Art: A Challenge!

A few weeks ago, the Getty Museum issued a challenge to its followers to recreate fine artworks using ordinary objects found at home. The results were stunningly funny and very creative.

We thought the project was a marvelous way to engage people with the works of art and at the same time have fun reinterpreting them. Because we know that our patrons are very creative and you all love to have fun, we decided to replicate the challenge for our audiences – but with a Ukrainian twist.

All of the artists in this sampling of 11 paintings (see below) from the Museum's permanent collection are of Ukrainian heritage. The artworks represent a range of styles and a variety of subject matter that we hope will be a source of inspiration as you endeavor to recreate the paintings using materials you have around the house. Below are a few suggestions based on the ones made by the Getty Museum.

– Use any objects from around the house, from a blank piece of paper to gowns to hats to potatoes.
– Enlist a pet.
– Make a face, strike a pose.
– Pay attention to lighting. Try to imagine where the light in the artwork is coming from, and orient your composition accordingly.
– Think abstractly. If you're having trouble re-creating an artwork's appearance, try focusing on either the shapes or the colors.
– Make it snackable! Edible art counts too: bread, cold cuts, fruit, etc.

Send a photograph of your setting to [email protected] or use the Igram hashtag #lifeimitatingartukrainian. We will publish selected photos alongside the originals on the Museum's website and and in the comments on our page. Your name and contact information will NOT be published by the Museum.

Have fun!

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have around the house. See more information about the "Life Imitating Art Challenge": https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have ar...
05/04/2020

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have around the house. See more information about the "Life Imitating Art Challenge": https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

Select from the artworks by Ukrainian artists in this album. Recreate the paintings using ordinary materials you have around the house. See more information about the "Life Imitating Art Challenge": https://bit.ly/2SyBUOW

04/26/2020
Short video from "Chronicle of Severe Days" - Chernobyl

As we all struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recall the Chornobyl nuclear disaster that shocked the world 34 years ago.

On April 26, 1986, an explosion in Reactor Number 4 of the Chornobyl (Chernobyl) Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment, leading to the evacuation of the local population from what became known as the Exclusion Zone. The Reactor Number 4 meltdown is considered to be the worst nuclear disaster of record. Thirty-four years later, this abandoned territory, still too dangerous to support human life has, surprisingly, become a burgeoning refuge for wildlife. However, wildfires in the region that started just a few weeks ago in early April have put Chornobyl in the news once again. Fears of circulating radiation abound and now there are concerns about the recovery of the wildlife.

To remember this day in Ukraine's history The Ukrainian Museum has been screening the documentary short Chronicle of Severe Days (1986) annually since 2010, when filmmaker Damian Kolodiy shared it as part of the KinofestNYC film festival. Our thanks to Elena Filatova for making this footage public. Please take a few minutes to watch the heartwrenching footage shot by Volodymyr (Vladimir) Shevchenko just days after the Chornobyl disaster, his last film.

Shevchenko witnessed the evacuation of Pripyat, the brave attempts of the "liquidators," the cleanup crews sent in to try and limit the effects of the fallout. Shevchenko suffered from the severe radiation and died just days after his trip.

Chronicle of Severe Days (1986)
Film by Volodymyr (Vladimir) Shevchenko
Narrated by Elena Filatova (www.elenafilatova.com)
6.5 min.
https://youtu.be/4Pyw1c-YeWg?t=8

What you will see:

- Pictures of workers digging under the reactor wearing no protective equipment. They attempted to stabilize the melting base of the destroyed reactor.
- Pictures of the workers on the roof of the reactor putting radioactive debris back into the radioactive container. Shevchenko made these pictures on the roof himself, and it is likely that he was exposed to excessive radiation at this point.
- Shevchenko filmed a falling MI-24 helicopter. The helicopter flew directly over the destroyed reactor container, and the pilot likely suffered excessive radiation that debilitated him in the air.

MOST OF THE INFORMATION HERE WAS TAKEN FROM WWW.ELENAFILATOVA.COM. This video is a part of the footage shot by Vladimir Shevchenko just days after the Cherno...

This year, Eastern Rite or Orthodox Easter is celebrated on April 19, 2020. CHRIST IS RISEN! The Ukrainian Museum sends ...
04/18/2020

This year, Eastern Rite or Orthodox Easter is celebrated on April 19, 2020.

CHRIST IS RISEN!
The Ukrainian Museum sends you warm greetings at Easter (Velykden'). May you and your loved ones remain at peace and in good health during these difficult and challenging times.

With our best wishes and sincere thanks for your continued generous support,

The Board of Trustees and Staff of The Ukrainian Museum

Image: Pysanky, animal symbols (prosperity) and pine needles (health), © The Ukrainian Museum, Permanent Collection

We've been having a great time for the past two weeks holding zoom room workshops for pysanka-making! The participants h...
04/14/2020

We've been having a great time for the past two weeks holding zoom room workshops for pysanka-making! The participants have been terrific, all of them so interested and enthusiastic, not to mention patient as we sort out issues with the new technology. Lots of positive feedback, and we're very happy with the results. If you're interested in joining an online workshop, we will consider scheduling more in a couple of weeks -- drop us a line: [email protected]. Tomorrow's workshop (3 pm) is for families with children ages 5-12. Check the events page for details!

CHRIST IS RISEN! As the blessed Easter holiday approaches, The Ukrainian Museum sends you warm greetings.May you and you...
04/12/2020

CHRIST IS RISEN!

As the blessed Easter holiday approaches, The Ukrainian Museum sends you warm greetings.

May you and your loved ones remain at peace and in good health during these difficult and challenging times.

With our best wishes and sincere thanks for your continued generous support,

The Board of Trustees and Staff of The Ukrainian Museum

Image: Pysanky, Sun Symbols. © The Ukrainian Museum, Permanent Collection

It's almost Easter, and there's still time to order supplies for making decorated eggs. Buy an imported "pysanka" or one...
04/03/2020
The Ukrainian Museum: Shop for Easter Pysanka supplies

It's almost Easter, and there's still time to order supplies for making decorated eggs. Buy an imported "pysanka" or one made by pysanka artist Sofika! The Museum has an excellent DVD by Slavko Nowytski which is both instructional and artistic, hand embroidered cloths to cover your basket or use to dress your table, and much more. Order today!
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/enews/2020/2004/200402eastershopping.html

Send an email to [email protected] or call the shop at 212-228-0110 to order many of the one-of-a-kind items not found in the online store: traditional hand-embroidered textiles including Easter basket covers, Easter eggs, instructional books and DVD, egg decorating supplies, hand-painted...

Venice, Italy, in a happier time. Mykola V. Krychevsky / Микола В. Кричевський"Venice" / «Венеція»1956The reports of peo...
03/26/2020

Venice, Italy, in a happier time.
Mykola V. Krychevsky / Микола В. Кричевський
"Venice" / «Венеція»
1956

The reports of people stricken by COVID-19 in Italy have been dismal. But, in the last couple of days the number of new cases, although still significant, has slowed down somewhat (according to https://www.statista.com/chart/21099/coronavirus-in-italy/) .

Let's hope this becomes the trend in Italy and everywhere in the world.

COVID-19 updateMarch 13, 2020Dear Patrons of The Ukrainian Museum!Due to increased concerns about the spread of COVID-19...
03/13/2020

COVID-19 update
March 13, 2020

Dear Patrons of The Ukrainian Museum!

Due to increased concerns about the spread of COVID-19, and in an effort to heed the policy recommendations and guidelines issued by public health officials with respect to containing the spread of COVID-19, The Ukrainian Museum is closing its galleries and discontinuing all programs starting Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The upcoming Folk Art Courses and Workshops are suspended effective immediately. Anyone wishing a refund for registration in the programs may contact the Museum at 212-228-0110.

These precautionary measures are in the interest of public safety. The Ukrainian Museum will continue to closely monitor the situation and recommendations of public health officials, and will post updates regarding the Museum's status via email, on our website, and social media.

Should you have any questions please call The Ukrainian Museum at (212) 228-0110.

Please follow the recommended safety and health guidelines to protect against COVID-19. Visit these websites for more information:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention—COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization—COVID-19
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

New York State Department of Health—COVID-19
https://health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

New York City Department of Health—COVID-19
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page/

We greatly appreciate the loyalty and support of our visitors, members and friends, and thank you for your understanding as we work together to best serve our public and staff during this challenging time.

We hope to see you at The Ukrainian Museum soon!
The Ukrainian Museum Administration and Board of Trustees

Image:
Arkadia Olenska-Petryshyn (1934–1996), "Underbrush," n.d., oil on canvas, 63 x 106 in. (160 x 269.2 cm.). UM collection. Gift of Prof. Wolodymyr Petryshyn

03/10/2020
Ukrainian Museum

Taras Shevchenko, perhaps the greatest Ukrainian poet and writer, was also an artist. Watch this video made to accompany the 2014 exhibition "Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon (1814-1861)" to learn more about his life and career.

See the website for more information:
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/exhibitions/2014/shevchenko/

"Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon, 1814-1861" exhibition, The Ukrainian Museum (2014). Shevchenko, known mostly for his emotive and brilliant poetry, was also an accomplished artist. Today, he is regarded an icon in Ukrainian culture, even in popular culture.

Très chic! Sonia Delaunay was born in Odesa (Ukraine), 1885; d. in Paris, 1979. Delaunay found fame as a textile, costum...
03/04/2020

Très chic! Sonia Delaunay was born in Odesa (Ukraine), 1885; d. in Paris, 1979. Delaunay found fame as a textile, costume, and theater designer in Paris, but she was born in Ukraine and in her memoirs attributes her love of color to her childhood upbringing in the country. She was born Sara Stern, the youngest of three children of impoverished Jewish parents in Odesa. Sonia and her husband, the artist Robert Delaunay, co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. In 1964, Sonia became the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre, and in 1975 she was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. She chose to be buried in a dress that Hubert de Givenchy had designed for her to wear while attending a reception for Queen Elizabeth.

National Museum of Women in the Arts #5WomenArtists
Image: Dress Design, 1925, print of a 1923 pochoir and relief process work (detail). See it now at The Ukrainian Museum in the exhibition "The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynsky": https://bit.ly/3cpj1q5

Can you name five women artists? Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has been asking this question on social media each March during Women’s History Month using the hashtag #5WomenArtists. The campaign raises awareness about gender inequity in the art world and beyond.

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