Ukrainian Museum

Ukrainian Museum A Museum dedicated to the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of Ukraine.
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The Ukrainian Museum is the largest museum of its kind in North America and is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of Ukraine. For centuries Ukraine has been an epicenter for creative output - from traditional folk art to the birthplace of modern art and cinema. Today Ukraine celebrates its cultural impact on the world for people of all

backgrounds. Located in the East Village in New York, the Ukrainian Museum has something for everyone.

The Museum is pleased to host this important event organized by SITU Research and Human Rights Watch about an extensive ...
04/03/2024

The Museum is pleased to host this important event organized by SITU Research and Human Rights Watch about an extensive research project report and visual investigation into the assault on Mariupol, which stands as one of the worst chapters of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Human Rights Watch, Truth Hounds, and SITU Research recently released the joint report “Our City Was Gone: Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol, Ukraine.” This joint report documents Russia’s horrific destruction of Mariupol, which has turned a once thriving city into a wasteland of charred buildings and immeasurable human loss. The joint project includes a thorough 224-page report, a 22-minute video, and an online feature with a comprehensive digital damage assessment, an analysis of graves to help estimate the death toll, an organogram with Russian units and commanders involved in apparent war crimes, and other data. The report is based on 240 interviews, an analysis of 850 photos and videos, documents, and dozens of satellite images.

Join us for a screening of the video, followed by a panel discussion to launch the New York City release of this investigation. The panel will include Ida Sawyer, Director of Crisis & Conflict with Human Rights Watch, Sam Dubberly, Managing Director of Digital Investigations Lab with Human Rights Watch, Brad Samuels, Director of SITU Research, and Evan Grothjan, Senior Researcher at SITU Research. The panel discussion will be moderated by Adriana Farmiga, Acting Dean and Adjunct Professor at The Cooper Union School of Art.

This event is organized in partnership with Cooper Union. Admission is free but registration is required.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/875525870447?aff=oddtdtcreator

On the 10-year anniversary of Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine, we partnered with the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Fe...
03/29/2024

On the 10-year anniversary of Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine, we partnered with the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival () to present three outstanding musicians, Marichka Marczyk, Valeriya Sholokhova, and Margarita Rovenskaya, who performed a program of war-related works and other moving pieces. This concert was dedicated to the Ukrainian men, women, and children who have perished in this senseless war, to the brave defenders of Ukraine on the frontlines, and to all the brave people of Ukraine.

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Join us on Sunday 7 April for some family fun and discover the “wild beasts” that are at the Ukrainian Museum right now!...
03/27/2024

Join us on Sunday 7 April for some family fun and discover the “wild beasts” that are at the Ukrainian Museum right now! We’ll listen to an excerpt from Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are”, and explore the Museum’s galleries together to see paintings of some of the most fantastical and colorful wild things imaginable, created by artist Maria Prymachenko. You will learn what these creatures meant to this artist and how she “tamed” their wildness. You’ll also paint an image of your own wild beast with inspiration from the works of Maria Prymachenko.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/816857882917?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join us for a special concert to mark 10 years of Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine. We are pleased to partner with th...
03/18/2024

Join us for a special concert to mark 10 years of Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine. We are pleased to partner with the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival (), its director, Leah Batstone, and three outstanding musicians who will perform a program of war-related works and other moving pieces.

This concert is dedicated to the Ukrainian men, women, and children who have perished in this senseless war, to the brave defenders of Ukraine on the frontlines, and to all the brave people of Ukraine. Link in bio.

On Sunday 7 April at 5.00pm, we invite you to attend “Ancient Songs of Spring”, a benefit concert at the Ukrainian Museu...
03/15/2024

On Sunday 7 April at 5.00pm, we invite you to attend “Ancient Songs of Spring”, a benefit concert at the Ukrainian Museum. The predecessors of today’s UNWLA members had a vision to create a Ukrainian Museum in New York City. Now at this time of war, it is more vital than ever to safeguard our heritage. We invite all those who are passionate about preserving our cultural legacy to a benefit performance by the Zozulka trio followed by a reception featuring a traditional Viennese table. Zozulka (Maria Sonevytsky, Eva Salina, Willa Roberts) will perform ancient spring songs from the Polisia area, the home of Prymachenko, in celebration of spring and the success of the “Maria Prymachenko: Glory to Ukraine” exhibition. The artist’s paintings, steeped in folklore and fantasy, were most certainly inspired by these songs that she heard and most probably sang throughout her life. This benefit honors the women of the UNWLA who had the vision to establish a Ukrainian Museum in New York. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ukrainian Museum.

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/858946250357?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join us for a special concert to mark 10 years of Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine. We are pleased to partner with th...
03/08/2024

Join us for a special concert to mark 10 years of Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine. We are pleased to partner with the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival (), its director, Leah Batstone, and three outstanding musicians who will perform a program of war-related works and other moving pieces.

This concert is dedicated to the Ukrainian men, women, and children who have perished in this senseless war, to the brave defenders of Ukraine on the frontlines, and to all the brave people of Ukraine.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musical-concert-music-for-war-torn-ukraine-tickets-858222184657?aff=oddtdtcreator

There are still spaces left for our fan-favorite "Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Decorating" workshop!During this worksh...
02/23/2024

There are still spaces left for our fan-favorite "Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Decorating" workshop!

During this workshop, participants will learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter eggs. Dyes, beeswax, and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. Open to participants 13+ years of age. Instructors: Lesia Lebed and Tania Snihur

For more information, workshop schedule, and to get tickets, please visit our website:

Shkola Shkola – “school” in Ukrainian – encompasses all the learning programs at The Ukrainian Museum. Learning here comes in a variety of forms, including arts and crafts workshops and courses, guided exhibition tours, programs designed for children and students, family workshops, and eve...

Next Thursday 29 February at 7.00pm: This is the first roundtable of 2024 in the series of seminal panel discussions we ...
02/23/2024

Next Thursday 29 February at 7.00pm: This is the first roundtable of 2024 in the series of seminal panel discussions we started last year with experts discussing the ongoing effort to correct Russian and Soviet colonialism on Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage. In this roundtable, our panel will discuss what is needed for the decolonization process, and how ordinary citizens can personally support this initiative. Our distinguished panelists will include Dr. Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the author of "How Propaganda Works" (2015) and "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them" (2018); Oksana Semenik, an art historian, journalist, and research scholar based in Kyiv and the creator of the widely followed X account ; and Dr. Maria Sonevytsky, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music at Bard College and the author of "Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine" (2019) and "Vopli Vidopliassova’s Tantsi" (2023). The discussion will be moderated by Museum director Peter Doroshenko. Space is limited.

For tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/814468335717?aff=oddtdtcreator

A key component of Ukrainian folk art is the “pysanka” (plural: “pysanky”), an embellished egg whose crafting dates back...
02/16/2024

A key component of Ukrainian folk art is the “pysanka” (plural: “pysanky”), an embellished egg whose crafting dates back to pre-Christian culture. The word comes from the Ukrainian verb “pysaty”, to write. At first glance, pysanky appear to be well-designed, beautiful self-reflections of the maker. But their rhetoric has an underhanded virtuosity, capable of producing unexpected effects. As the modernist architect Le Corbusier once remarked, the purpose of a home and its design is to move us. Pysanka artisans, then, consistently realize architecture’s highest aim: they create works whose extraordinary power lies not only in how deeply they make us feel, but also in how they let us see the complexity of our feelings, in meaningful environments that help us live or dwell. “Craft and Design: Pysanka” is on view now!

Photos by .zo

Our new exhibitions "Craft and Design: Pysanka" and "Ukraine & the Avant-Garde: Books and Works on Paper" are on view! E...
02/09/2024

Our new exhibitions "Craft and Design: Pysanka" and "Ukraine & the Avant-Garde: Books and Works on Paper" are on view! Explore these vibrant displays with unique insights on Ukrainian folk art, its effect on modernism, and the world of the avant-garde told through literary works. We also invite you to visit our website as we enter an exciting season filled with new events and workshops, including a special presentation commemorating the 2-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We hope you will join us!

Families with children ages 5-12 are welcome to join us for a special Maria Prymachenko-themed workshop, coming up this ...
02/05/2024

Families with children ages 5-12 are welcome to join us for a special Maria Prymachenko-themed workshop, coming up this Sunday 2:30 – 4:00pm! During the workshop, children will listen to an excerpt from Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are”, and explore the Museum’s galleries to see paintings of some of the most fantastical wild things imaginable. They will learn about what these creatures meant to the artist and how she “tamed” their wildness. They will also paint an image of their own wild beast with inspiration from the works of Maria Prymachenko! If you can’t make it this weekend, the second session will take place on 7 April. Visit our website (link in bio) for tickets, and to see all of our upcoming workshops (including the very popular “pysanky” workshop)!

Last weekend, Kyiv-based linguist Ivanna Svitliar returned to the Ukrainian Museum to lead a second series of Maria Prym...
02/02/2024

Last weekend, Kyiv-based linguist Ivanna Svitliar returned to the Ukrainian Museum to lead a second series of Maria Prymachenko gallery talks. This installment focused primarily on selected artworks where Prymachenko wrote extended captions on the back of the canvas (example from the painting “In Memory of T. Shevchenko” pictured here), giving us greater insight into the creativity and inspiration behind these unique and vibrant pieces. If you were unable to attend, the Museum has produced a mini-publication featuring Ivanna’s research on the subject of captions and dialect, which is available for purchase at the admissions desk. Please visit our website for exciting updates on upcoming events!

As we continue to plan a robust and exciting event program for 2024, we are very pleased to announce a special guest, Ok...
01/26/2024

As we continue to plan a robust and exciting event program for 2024, we are very pleased to announce a special guest, Oksana Semenik, who will participate in several roundtables and presentations focusing on the decolonization of Ukrainian art and culture. Ms. Semenik is an art historian, journalist, and research scholar based in Kyiv. She is the creator of the widely followed X account and the author of the introductory foreword in the Museum’s catalogue of our current Maria Prymachenko exhibition. She will give a presentation about Maria Prymachenko’s more dark themed works on war, Chornobyl, and beasts, followed by another talk on Ukrainian women artists under the Russian and Soviet regimes, as well as a special tour of the Prymachenko exhibit. For all updates on events, please visit our website.

Photo by Alex Kuzmin

Join us this weekend for a very special gallery talk event with Kyiv-based linguist Ivanna Svitliar!  We have extended t...
01/24/2024

Join us this weekend for a very special gallery talk event with Kyiv-based linguist Ivanna Svitliar! We have extended the ticket sales until Friday, and there will be additional tickets available for purchase at the door. We hope to see you there!

Join us for the next installment of Maria Prymachenko gallery talks! We will be joined by guest speaker Ivanna Svitliar, a linguist from Kyiv, who will share Maria Prymachenko’s intriguing stories and the insight that her use of captions and regional dialect gives us into her art. Ivanna will conduct this talk and walkthrough on Saturday 27 January 2.00 – 3.00 pm in Ukrainian, and again on Sunday 28 January 2.00 – 3.00 pm in English. Museum admission is included in the ticket price. For tickets:
https://www.theukrainianmuseum.org/umevents/
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Запрошуємо на продовження музейних екскурсійних бесід про мистецтво Марії Примаченко! До нас приєднається запрошена спікерка Іванна Світляр, лінгвістка з Києва, яка поділиться інтригуючими історіями Марії Примаченко та розповість про те, як використання підписів та регіональних діалектів допомагає нам зрозуміти її мистецтво. Іванна проведе цю екскурсійну бесіду в суботу 27 січня з 14:00 до 15:00 українською мовою, а також у неділю 28 січня з 14:00 до 15:00 англійською мовою.

There are just a few days left to register for our workshops starting this weekend:We expanded our fan-favorite "gerdany...
01/22/2024

There are just a few days left to register for our workshops starting this weekend:

We expanded our fan-favorite "gerdany" (traditional Ukrainian beaded necklaces, pictured here) workshop from 4 sessions to 8! Click here to learn more:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/791195536147?aff=oddtdtcreator

Our language course has a new instructor, Andriy Zhyvachivskyi, who can't wait to begin his class this Sunday. If you would like to learn or strengthen your conversational Ukrainian, this is the perfect opportunity! Click here to learn more:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/791317952297?aff=oddtdtcreator

Back by popular demand: our embroidery, “gerdany” (traditional Ukrainian beaded necklaces), and Ukrainian language begin...
01/19/2024

Back by popular demand: our embroidery, “gerdany” (traditional Ukrainian beaded necklaces), and Ukrainian language beginners courses start next weekend! Registrations close this Thursday 25 January. For more information including details about the instructors and course schedule, please visit the Shkola page on our website or click the link in our bio! Parents and teachers are also welcome to visit our website or email [email protected] to learn more about our youth and family programs and private tours.

www.theukrainianmuseum.org/shkola

Happy Birthday / З днем народження, Maria Prymachenko!
01/12/2024

Happy Birthday / З днем народження, Maria Prymachenko!

Join us for the next installment of Maria Prymachenko gallery talks!  We will be joined by guest speaker Ivanna Svitliar...
01/12/2024

Join us for the next installment of Maria Prymachenko gallery talks! We will be joined by guest speaker Ivanna Svitliar, a linguist from Kyiv, who will share Maria Prymachenko’s intriguing stories and the insight that her use of captions and regional dialect gives us into her art. Ivanna will conduct this talk and walkthrough on Saturday 27 January 2.00 – 3.00 pm in Ukrainian, and again on Sunday 28 January 2.00 – 3.00 pm in English. Museum admission is included in the ticket price. For tickets:
https://www.theukrainianmuseum.org/umevents/
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Запрошуємо на продовження музейних екскурсійних бесід про мистецтво Марії Примаченко! До нас приєднається запрошена спікерка Іванна Світляр, лінгвістка з Києва, яка поділиться інтригуючими історіями Марії Примаченко та розповість про те, як використання підписів та регіональних діалектів допомагає нам зрозуміти її мистецтво. Іванна проведе цю екскурсійну бесіду в суботу 27 січня з 14:00 до 15:00 українською мовою, а також у неділю 28 січня з 14:00 до 15:00 англійською мовою.

Following the closure of “Wearloom: Ukrainian Garments” on 21 January, our upcoming second level exhibition, “Craft and ...
01/05/2024

Following the closure of “Wearloom: Ukrainian Garments” on 21 January, our upcoming second level exhibition, “Craft and Design: Pysanka”, will open on 9 February! A key component of Ukrainian folk art is the pysanka (plural: pysanky), an embellished egg whose crafting dates back to prehistoric Trypillian culture. The word comes from the Ukrainian verb “pysaty”, to write.

This exhibition will raise questions such as, What is beauty? How does the pinnacle of Ukrainian folk culture, the pysanka, position itself within design? In which spaces did these objects originate? Can these beautiful eggs raise visitors’ spirits? This begins to unravel the subtle elements of beauty, with various definitions of the word.

This is your last chance to see “Wearloom: Ukrainian Garments”!  Curated by model and fashion designer , “Wearloom: Ukra...
12/29/2023

This is your last chance to see “Wearloom: Ukrainian Garments”! Curated by model and fashion designer , “Wearloom: Ukrainian Garments” will close on Wednesday 17 January. This exhibition is an expansive and new interpretation of traditional Ukrainian embroidery and costumes, addressing the aesthetics of embroidered and historic garments and accessories from a female and wearable perspective. Pushing the physical boundaries of institutional fashion exhibitions, the display begins with classic mannequin presentations and morphs to large wall installations of both small and large garments, highlighting the stylistic complexities of the many regions of Ukraine.
Photos by and .zo

On Saturday 16 December, Museum visitors were treated to a free concert by bandura and vocal duo Duet Malvy, who perform...
12/22/2023

On Saturday 16 December, Museum visitors were treated to a free concert by bandura and vocal duo Duet Malvy, who performed traditional koliady (Ukrainian Christmas carols) in the lobby. We look forward to continuing our Music at the Museum series in the new year to celebrate and to share Ukrainian music, both traditional and contemporary. Stay tuned for details about upcoming events!

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On 7 December the Ukrainian Museum held its final roundtable of the year to conclude the 2023 program of decolonization ...
12/15/2023

On 7 December the Ukrainian Museum held its final roundtable of the year to conclude the 2023 program of decolonization panel discussions. We were joined by linguistic experts Dr. Yuri Shevchuk, Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, Dr. Antonina Berezovenko, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the National Technical University of Ukraine, and Dr. Andriy Danylenko, author and Professor of Russian and Slavic Linguistics at Pace University. The panelists discussed the ongoing effort to correct Russian and Soviet colonialism in the Ukrainian language. We would like to extend a special thank you to our event sponsor, the Robert Lehman Foundation, for supporting our decolonization roundtable series.

Building on the success of these roundtables, the engagement of its participants, and the cultural significance of the topics discussed, we look forward to continuing this series and expanding upon the theme of decolonization in the new year. Please stay tuned for details.

Photos by G. Chandler Cearley

While visiting the Museum this Saturday 16 December, enjoy the sounds of the season:  a live performance of beautiful Uk...
12/12/2023

While visiting the Museum this Saturday 16 December, enjoy the sounds of the season: a live performance of beautiful Ukrainian Christmas carols, known as koliady (singular: koliada). These and other Ukrainian winter holiday songs will be performed by sisters Kalyna and Uliana Leshchuk – the Duet Malvy – who will sing and play a magical-sounding Ukrainian stringed instrument, the bandura. This musical holiday treat is free for all Museum visitors with general admission paid at the door. Pre-registration is not required. There will be two performances, at 2.00 and 3.30. We hope to see you there!

A new collection of handmade motanky, ancient Ukrainian family talismans symbolizing prosperity and hope, and other text...
12/08/2023

A new collection of handmade motanky, ancient Ukrainian family talismans symbolizing prosperity and hope, and other textile crafts are now available in the Museum shop. The Bakhmut Creative Workshop Oberih (amulet) supports artisans from the city of Bakhmut and coordinates projects to safeguard the cultural heritage of eastern Ukraine and promote traditional Ukrainian arts and crafts. After Bakhmut was destroyed by Russia last year, the craftspeople became displaced throughout Ukraine, yet they continue their work and activism.

Shop the collection: https://shop.theukrainianmuseum.org/search?q=Bakhmut+Creative+Workshop&options%5Bprefix%5D=last

On Thursday 7 December, join us for the FINAL event of the year in the Museum’s decolonization roundtable series of semi...
12/01/2023

On Thursday 7 December, join us for the FINAL event of the year in the Museum’s decolonization roundtable series of seminal panel discussions.

Expert panelists will discuss the ongoing effort to correct Russian and Soviet colonialism in the Ukrainian language. This roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Yuri Shevchuk, Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, who will be joined by Dr. Antonina Berezovenko, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the National Technical University of Ukraine, and Dr. Andriy Danylenko, author and Professor of Russian and Slavic Linguistics at Pace University.

Get your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/748466642877?aff=oddtdtcreator

On Saturday 9 December, get into the holiday spirit with a Ukrainian Christmas tree ornament workshop!  Use colored bead...
11/29/2023

On Saturday 9 December, get into the holiday spirit with a Ukrainian Christmas tree ornament workshop! Use colored beads, gold- and silver-hued walnut shells, and other materials to make a magical-looking traditional Ukrainian Christmas tree “spider” ornament, and learn about the Ukrainian legend behind this tradition. A very special activity to get you into the holiday spirit. This workshop is open to adults and children 7+ years of age.

Click here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ukrainian-christmas-tree-ornaments-workshop-tickets-756372740227?aff=oddtdtcreator

  is here! As a non-profit institution, every penny from every donation makes a difference with what we are able to do f...
11/28/2023

is here! As a non-profit institution, every penny from every donation makes a difference with what we are able to do for our mission of understanding, preserving, and celebrating Ukrainian art and culture. If you are passionate about fine art, decolonizing culture, building fellowship, educating the community, and of course, all things Ukrainian, this cause is for you. Now, more than ever, your help is needed. If you are unable to support us monetarily, there are many ways you can spread the word about what we do!

TO GIVE: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=YW65Q2J64VAJL

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Join us for the final event of the year in the Museum’s decolonization roundtable series of seminal panel discussions on...
11/27/2023

Join us for the final event of the year in the Museum’s decolonization roundtable series of seminal panel discussions on Thursday 7 December!

Expert panelists will discuss the ongoing effort to correct Russian and Soviet colonialism in the Ukrainian language. This roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Yuri Shevchuk, Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, who will be joined by Dr. Antonina Berezovenko, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the National Technical University of Ukraine, and Dr. Andriy Danylenko, author and Professor of Russian and Slavic Linguistics at Pace University.

Get your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/748466642877?aff=oddtdtcreator

A sincere thank you to those who attended our recent events ROUNDTABLE: DECOLONIZING UKRAINIAN DESIGN and LITERARY EVENI...
11/24/2023

A sincere thank you to those who attended our recent events ROUNDTABLE: DECOLONIZING UKRAINIAN DESIGN and LITERARY EVENING: COMMEMORATING THE HOLODOMOR. We also thank our panelists and writers who participated in these events and shared their expertise with our community. Our next roundtable on Decolonizing the Ukrainian Language is coming up on 7 December.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/748466642877?aff=oddtdtcreator

  is coming up on 28 November! As a non-profit institution, every penny from every donation makes a difference with what...
11/21/2023

is coming up on 28 November! As a non-profit institution, every penny from every donation makes a difference with what we are able to do for our mission of understanding, preserving, and celebrating Ukrainian art and culture. If you are passionate about fine art, decolonizing culture, building fellowship, educating the community, and of course, all things Ukrainian, this cause is for you. Now, more than ever, your help is needed. If you are unable to support us monetarily, there are many ways you can spread the word about what we do!
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