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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.

Ukrainian artist Olena Kulchytska was a fascinating figure: artist, teacher, and civil activist. Come see her work in “T...
02/01/2020

Ukrainian artist Olena Kulchytska was a fascinating figure: artist, teacher, and civil activist. Come see her work in “The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. “

30 additional artists are represented in this exhibition, which is accompanied by a bilingual, illustrated catalogue with an essay by the curator, as well as a brochure.

Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj

Image: Olena Kulchytska (1877- 1967)
Untitled (Harvest) 1930s?, linocut on paper

#avantgarde #avantgardeart #ukrainianart #modernity #artoninstagram #womenart #harvest

We were honored today to meet Oleg Sentsov at The Ukrainian Museum. The visit was arranged by Polina Kovaleva of PEN Ame...
01/26/2020

We were honored today to meet Oleg Sentsov at The Ukrainian Museum. The visit was arranged by Polina Kovaleva of PEN America, after a long day of community meetings including one at New York University and another at the Ukrainian National Home hosted by Razom for Ukraine. Sentsov's film "Gaamer" had been screened by the Museum in May 2018, four years after his arrest on trumped up charges by Russia in Crimea, which had illegally occupied the peninsula in southern Ukraine. Sentsov was recently released after serving five years and four months of his twenty year sentence. How wonderful that Oleg survived his ordeal, and how fortunate we are that he made the time to visit the Ukrainian Museum while in New York City. Oleg seemed especially taken by the Vlodko Kaufman installation («бесіда») -- a collection of thousands of "portraits" of soldiers fighting and dying in the ongoing Russian-led war in eastern Ukraine.

Now here’s a cheerful face. Come see her at the exhibition “The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Uk...
01/25/2020

Now here’s a cheerful face. Come see her at the exhibition “The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art.”

On display now through May 3, 2020.

Works are part if a major gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_191117rybak.html

Image: David Burliuk, 1950, Girl with Apples

#apples #girl #ukrainian #windmill #ukraine #happyface #basket

Inspiring, moody works by Mikhail Turovsky, currently on exhibition. “From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail T...
01/24/2020

Inspiring, moody works by Mikhail Turovsky, currently on exhibition.

“From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky”, a retrospective exhibition of works by the artist, who began his career in Soviet Ukraine. The exhibition showcases a selection of paintings from the artist's years in the U.S. ...on view through March 22, 2020.

Image: Forest Noon/Лісовий Полудень (2003)

#ukrainianartist #ukraine #artoninstagram #artistsoninstagram #darkness #light #lowereastside #lowereastsidenyc #nycart #red #black #trees #four #seasons #color #forest #seasons #moody

If you happened to be at The Ukrainian Museum today, you may have had a chance meeting with artist Mikhail Turovsky. He ...
01/19/2020

If you happened to be at The Ukrainian Museum today, you may have had a chance meeting with artist Mikhail Turovsky. He is in the photo chatting with visitors in the gallery where his landscapes are mounted. What a treat!

Vlodко Kaufman's installation “A Conversation” («бесіда»), on view now at The Ukrainian Museum, is a candidate for the 2...
01/16/2020
Проект Володимира Кауфмана подано на здобуття Шевченківської премії

Vlodко Kaufman's installation “A Conversation” («бесіда»), on view now at The Ukrainian Museum, is a candidate for the 2020 "Taras Shevchenko" National Prize in the visual arts category.
https://zaxid.net/proekt_volodimira_kaufmana_podano_na_zdobuttya_shevchenkivskoyi_premiyi_n1496052

«Бесіду» львівського художника представив «Інститут стратегії культури»

Христос Раждається! Today, January 6, is Eastern Rite Christmas Eve. The Ukrainian Museum and the offices will be closed...
01/06/2020

Христос Раждається! Today, January 6, is Eastern Rite Christmas Eve. The Ukrainian Museum and the offices will be closed Tuesday, January 7 for Rizdvo, Ukrainian Christmas Day. The Museum will be open on Wednesday as usual from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Card by artist Halyna Lypa-Zakhariasevych, 1989 © The Ukrainian Museum

Happy New Year! Here's a blast from the past -- 100 years ago!Image of a work from the permanent collection:Maria Syniak...
12/31/2019

Happy New Year! Here's a blast from the past -- 100 years ago!

Image of a work from the permanent collection:
Maria Syniakova (1890-1984) "Circus" (detail)
1920s, watercolor and pencil on paper
9 ¼ x 9 (23.5 x 22.9)
Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj / Дарунок

On display now through May 3, 2020 in the exhibition
"The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj"
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_191117rybak.html

About the artist, from the exhibiiton catalogue by guest curator Myroslav Shkandrij...
Maria Syniakova (1890–1984)
Born in Kharkiv, Syniakova became a key member of the city’s avant-garde in the 1920s. She and her two sisters made their home in Kharkiv a focal point of the avant-garde and befriended many leading writers and artists. Syniakova developed a unique style that drew on folk painting and borrowed from naive painting. Her only solo exhibition was in 1969 at the Writer’s Union in Kyiv, but her works are frequently displayed alongside those of other Ukrainian avantgardists from the 1920s.

Ukrainian Museum's cover photo
12/31/2019

Ukrainian Museum's cover photo

See this early (1922) Bobri costume design sketch in the exhibition "The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th C...
12/27/2019

See this early (1922) Bobri costume design sketch in the exhibition "The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj," now through May 3, 2020.

So who was Bobri?

From the exhibition catalogue by guest curator Prof. Myroslav Shkandrij:

Vladimir (Volodymyr) Bobritsky (1898–1986)
Born in Ukraine, he studied at the Kharkiv Imperial Art School and in 1915–1917 designed sets for the Great Dramatic Theater of Kharkiv. In 1921 he immigrated to the U.S., where he became a leading illustrator in the world of advertising. He is celebrated for his prolific and innovative graphic design work in New York from the mid-1920s. He frequently contributed to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, McCall’s, The New Yorker, and many other magazines, and also gained renown as an illustrator of children’s books. Known to many as Bobri, he was also an author, composer, educator, and guitar historian. He founded the New York Society of the Classical Guitar in 1936 and served as editor and art director of the magazine Guitar Review for nearly 40 years.

Image: "Le Fiancé Cretchikine," 1922, watercolor, gouache,
pencil on paper. Costume design for a play.

Screen shot of a Google search for "Bobri covers."

Costume designs by Isaac Rabinovich (1894-1961) for the theater production of Mykola Hohol's (Nikolai Gogol) "Revizor" a...
12/26/2019

Costume designs by Isaac Rabinovich (1894-1961) for the theater production of Mykola Hohol's (Nikolai Gogol) "Revizor" a.k.a. "The Inspector General." See them in the exhibition "The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art," on view now through May 3, 2020.

The Ukrainian Museum wishes you a joyous and miraculous holiday season, the best of health and wealth and everything won...
12/22/2019

The Ukrainian Museum wishes you a joyous and miraculous holiday season, the best of health and wealth and everything wonderful.
A very Merry Christmas from all of us at The Ukrainian Museum!

Image: Mykhailo Zhuk "Tree Design". 1930s, gouache and pencil on paper, 9 x 8 (22.9 x 20.3). Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj

On view now through May 3, 2020 in the exhibition "The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj"

The Ukrainian Museum will be closed Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019.

The Ukrainian Museum has wonderful gift ideas for everyone.Shop this weekend on Super Saturday and Sunday!Don't forget —...
12/21/2019

The Ukrainian Museum has wonderful gift ideas for everyone.
Shop this weekend on Super Saturday and Sunday!
Don't forget — members get a 10% discount!

The Museum shop has it all! Paintings, posters, prints, holiday cards, traditional embroidered textiles (shirts and blouses, table coverings, rushnyky (ritual cloths), pillows, pin cushions, etc.), decorative magnets, children's books, toys, dolls and teddy bears, pysanky (decorated eggs) and pysanka kits, traditional Ukrainian wood carved boxes, icons, exhibition catalogues, history books and novels, hand-carved wooden Christmas tree ornaments, designer jewelry, colorful wool and silk felted scarves, and much more. Great gifts for all ages and every taste!

The Ukrainian Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays,
and it will be closed Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019.

"Zrobyv Tato" Christmas ornaments imported from Ukraine are the perfect decorations for your 2019 "Yalynka" Christmas tr...
12/13/2019

"Zrobyv Tato" Christmas ornaments imported from Ukraine are the perfect decorations for your 2019 "Yalynka" Christmas tree! Available in the Museum's shop this weekend. The shop is offering many new products this year to make your gift giving season special. Check the online shop (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/), but come in to see many of the one-of-a-kind items! Gifts for all ages!

Now at The Ukrainian Museum. Yara Arts Group, Koliadnyky from Kryvorivnia, and Ukrainian Village Voices!
12/08/2019

Now at The Ukrainian Museum. Yara Arts Group, Koliadnyky from Kryvorivnia, and Ukrainian Village Voices!

Dear Friends!December 3, 2019 is #GivingTuesday, a day to show support for your community nonprofit organization. As one...
12/03/2019

Dear Friends!

December 3, 2019 is #GivingTuesday, a day to show support for your community nonprofit organization. As one of the few New York City institutions representing Ukrainian culture to the world, especially at a time when Ukraine itself is in an embattled situation, The Ukrainian Museum asks for your help to continue its mission.

-- Make a tax-deductible donation of any size online.
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=6YN5-MvJnOVWljxqGMUmjql5xwe9sZmPFdXUETbXzUaUF6btIg8j-ttrSYm6P_bC3Zc6bG&country.x=US&locale.x=US
-- Become a Member
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/member.html
-- Buy a gift membership for a family member or friend.
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/member.html
-- Purchase wonderful gift items in our Museum shop (also online).
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/
-- Become a sponsor of the new exhibition (call 212-228-0110 for details and to make a pledge).

The Ukrainian Museum is your museum! Every gift to the Museum provides essential support for its educational programs and its mission to collect, preserve, and present Ukrainian culture in the most visited city of the world. Make your tax-deductible contribution today!

Your gift directly impacts the effort to teach museum visitors about the richness of Ukrainian culture. Take a look at the wide-ranging exhibitions that visitors have come to see in 2019:

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_191117rybak.html
Opened November 17 2019. On view through May 3, 2020
Curated by Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba, the exhibition brings together previously unseen works by artists of different backgrounds who all originally came from Ukraine. It offers viewers the opportunity to see some of the greatest artists of the last two centuries and simultaneously to explore the unique homeland-diaspora relationship that their creativity represents.

From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_191027turovsky.html
Opened October 27, 2019 (on view through March 22, 2020)
Born in Soviet Ukraine where Turovsky's formal arts education took place, his expressive style evolved dramatically after immigrating to the U.S. The retrospective includes many of his thematic works such as sunflowers, nude figures, mother and child paintings, landscapes, and cityscapes.

A Conversation (Besida): Five Years of War in the Donbas
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/exhibit.html
Opened February 15 2019 (ongoing)
A Conversation, is an installation and art performance by legendary Ukrainian artist Vlodko Kaufman with the assistance of fellow Ukrainian artist Natalka Shymin, mounted in cooperation with the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. It is a candid and provocative, yet subtle, treatment of the everyday responses of Ukrainians to war in their homeland and is a reminder to those outside of Ukraine that it endures.

Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation 75 Years Later
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_190504FacesOf_CrimeanTatarDeportation.html
Opened May 5 2019 (ongoing)
On the morning of May 18, 1944, the Soviet government initiated a special operation in Crimea: the deportation of Crimean Tatars (Kirimli) to the Urals and Central Asia. Zarema Yaliboylu's exhibition, Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation 75 Years Later, reveals this crime perpetrated by the Stalinist regime against the Kirimli through portraits and stories of ordinary people who survived the deportation and managed at last to return to Crimea. The people in these photos are living witnesses to Soviet crimes against humanity.

Alexander Archipenko: Selected works
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/exhibit.html
Opened February 15, 2019 (ongoing)
Influenced by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Alexander Archipenko developed his own avant-garde sculptural style experimenting with convex/concave forms, volume/space transference, and inventing sculpto-painting. By 1920, Archipenko had become one of the most important sculptors of the era.

Exhibitions that concluded in 2019

Guardians of Life: Pysanky (Easter Eggs) and Wooden Churches of Ukraine
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_190304pysankychurches.html
March 4 through November 3, 2019
The Museum's annual exhibition of pysanky, drawn from its extensive permanent collection, featured a selection of large photo prints of Ukrainian wooden churches. The architectural styles were coordinated with pysanky from the corresponding regions.

FULL CIRCLE: Ukraine's Struggle for Independence 100 Years Ago, 1917–1921
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_190407FullCircle.html
April 7 through September 29, 2019
Full Circle: Ukraine's Struggle for Independence 100 Years Ago, 1917-1921 commemorated the 100th anniversary of one of the most dramatic and fateful periods in Ukrainian history—the struggle for independence from 1917 to 1921 and the creation of the modern state of Ukraine on ethnic Ukrainian territories. The exhibition showcased original artifacts generously loaned by institutions and individual collectors from Ukraine, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and the United States.

RE:CREATE. Christina Saj's Transformative Paintings
January 13 through June 22, 2019
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_190113recreate_saj.html
Contemporary artist Christina Saj created an installation of paintings that acted as a foundation for new artworks created by her audience. Through the addition of additional components, visitors were encouraged to add, subtract and rearrange pieces of paintings as they see fit and create their own interpretation.

Traditional Ukrainian Folk Headdresses: The Borshchiv and Zalishchyky Districts
Closed April 27 2019
The headdresses in this exhibition, most of them on loan from the collection of Vasyl Nayda, were from the Borshchiv and Zalishchyky districts of western Podillia.

Timeless Treasures: Recently Acquired Folk Costumes and Textiles
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_171111_timelesstreasures.html
Closed February 24, 2019
20 complete folk costumes from various regions of Ukraine, intricately woven wrap skirts, richly embroidered shirts and ritual cloths, elaborate headdresses, accessories, outerwear, and much more drawn from a recent major acquisition of mid-19th to mid-20th century costumes and textiles.

Andy Warhol: Endangered Species
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_181006warhol.html
Closed February 17, 2019
At the vanguard of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol is recognized as one of its greatest architects. The exhibition featured Warhol's Endangered Species series as well as his Carpatho-Rusyn heritage.

Vertep (Ukrainian Puppet Theater) and Ukrainian Christmas Traditions
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_181123vertep.html
Closed February 3, 2019
The two-story portable wooden structure with hand-made puppets represent a traditional Ukrainian Nativity scene. The display included a traditional table setting for Christmas Eve supper.

Don’t miss our Christmas Bazaar next week, 12/7 and 12/8! And the gift shop is full of lovely new items from Ukraine! 11...
11/29/2019

Don’t miss our Christmas Bazaar next week, 12/7 and 12/8! And the gift shop is full of lovely new items from Ukraine!
11am-5 pm
Різвяний ринок в Музеї 7-8 грудня! Приходьте!
#christmasshopping #christmasbazaar

Warm wishes to everyone for an abundant, peaceful, and joyful holiday season from all of us at The Ukrainian Museum. HAP...
11/27/2019

Warm wishes to everyone for an abundant, peaceful, and joyful holiday season from all of us at The Ukrainian Museum. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The Ukrainian Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. It will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Image: Mychailo Moroz, "Autumn Melody - Esopus Creek," 1975, 20" x 24". Donated to The Ukrainian Museum by Irene Moroz. #gratitude #givingthanks

Today we remember the millions who perished in the Famine Holodomor (1932-33), a genocide engineered by Stalin and his f...
11/24/2019

Today we remember the millions who perished in the Famine Holodomor (1932-33), a genocide engineered by Stalin and his followers.
The current exhibit “From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky", includes images which honor the memory of those who perished.

Exhibit open through March 22, 2020.

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