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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. The Ukrainian Museum is the largest museum in the U.S.
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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.

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Today, we remember the 110th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Greenwich Village, which started on ...
03/25/2021

Today, we remember the 110th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Greenwich Village, which started on the top floors of the factory on Washington Place. The fire spread quickly, fueled by paper sewing patterns and shirts hanging above the sewing tables. More than 700 people were working in the building, mostly young, immigrant women, many of whom were unable to escape because of blocked exits and unsafe fire escapes. Some jumped from windows in an attempt to escape the consuming heat and flames. Despite being extinguished quickly, in just over 18 minutes, 146 people, mostly women, lost their lives. Following the fire, new legislation was created to help ensure workplace and home safety, there were sweeping New York State inspections and investigations of factories, and FDNY began teaching fire safety and prevention, conducting fire drills in factories throughout New York City (FDNY, New York City Fire Department; New-York Historical Society: https://bit.ly/31jx6AY).

The embroidered women's shirts pictured above are among the folk art objects in the exhibition In Bloom: Nature and Art. Watch the recorded opening event of In Bloom: Nature and Art! Enjoy a tour of the exhibition and performance by the Shelest Piano Duo – Video on YouTube (https://youtu.be/RMm00cgKwUg).

The exhibition catalogue is available for purchase in the Museum shop (see below).

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Order the exhibition catalogue in the Museum's online shop:
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/

In Bloom: Nature and Art
Essay by guest curator Jaroslaw Leshko
Bilingual (English and Ukrainian)
Illustrated: color
Softcover, 120 pages
The Ukrainian Museum, New York, 2020
8 1/2"W x 8 3/4"H
US$29.95 plus S/H
Members: 10% discount

Three women's embroidered shirts shown in the photo (l–r):
-- Chernihiv oblast, northeastern Ukraine, 1920s. Body-length shirt made of fine linen cloth. The sleeves are decorated with white, red, and gray/black satin stitch embroidery. The motifs consist of rhombs and winding branches with geometric leaves. UM 14/24
-- Kyiv oblast, central Ukraine, 1930s. Donated by UNWLA Branch 33, Cleveland OH. Body-length shirt made of home-spun fine linen cloth. The sleeves are decorated with floral embroidery consisting of red and black rose motifs done using the cross stitch technique. UM 05/81
-- Poltava oblast, eastern Ukraine, 1900s. Body-length shirt made of fine home-woven linen cloth. The sleeves, sleeve insets, and hem are decorated with white-on-white embroidery using satin, pull thread, and eyelet techniques. The ornamental elements consist of rhombs, stars, and undulating vines with grape and guelder rose motifs. UM 96/32

03/20/2021
IN BLOOM: Nature and Art

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IN BLOOM: Nature and Art

Join us for a virtual OPENING of the exhibition IN BLOOM: Nature and Art, on Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

The Virtual Opening will feature a video overview of the exhibition with narration by Lubow Wolynetz, one of the exhibition’s curators, as well as musical performances by the Anna and Dmitri Shelest piano duo. Fima Chupakhin provides background music for your enjoyment during your virtual tour.

The exhibition presents floral motifs found in the Museum’s folk art and fine art collections. As we approach the 45th anniversary of the Museum’s founding, these collections, developed during the course of the past four-plus decades, are a particular source of pride. The number of artists represented and the quality of the artworks can be attributed, in large part, to the generosity of private collectors who entrusted their treasured works to the Museum. We are very grateful to these collectors and to the individuals whose intercession on behalf of the Museum allowed the works to become part of our collections.

The Museum also expresses its sincere thanks to Prof. Jaroslaw Leshko and Lubow Wolynetz for their curatorial input to the development of this exhibition.

Our sincere thanks are extended to the Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue.

Donations to support The Ukrainian Museum may be forwarded to the Museum at 222 East 6th St., New York, NY 10003 or http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/support.html

The catalogue, and/or Easter presents for your friends or family may be purchased at our new Online Gift Shop at https://ukrainian-museum.myshopify.com/ You can receive 10% OFF your purchase with the discount code “EASTER”

03/20/2021

Watch a VIRTUAL OPENING Event of the new exhibition In Bloom: Nature and Art
Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

at www.ukrainianmuseum.org (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org) or our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/UkrainianMuseumNY ) and page (https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianMuseum).
Donations to support The Ukrainian Museum may be forwarded to the Museum at 222 East 6th St., New York, NY 10003 or http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/support.html

The catalogue, and/or Easter presents for your friends or family may be purchased at our new Online Gift Shop at https://ukrainian-museum.myshopify.com/ You can receive 10% OFF your purchase with the discount code “EASTER”

03/20/2021
IN BLOOM: Nature and Art

IN BLOOM: Nature and Art

The Ukrainian Museum in New York invites its members, friends and all music and art lovers to join us for a virtual OPENING of the exhibition IN BLOOM: Nature and Art, on Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

The Virtual Opening will feature a video overview of the exhibition with narration by Lubow Wolynetz, one of the exhibition’s curators, as well as musical performances by the Anna and Dmitri Shelest piano duo. Fima Chupakhin provides background music for your enjoyment during your virtual tour.

The exhibition presents floral motifs found in the Museum’s folk art and fine art collections. As we approach the 45th anniversary of the Museum’s founding, these collections, developed during the course of the past four-plus decades, are a particular source of pride. The number of artists represented and the quality of the artworks can be attributed, in large part, to the generosity of private collectors who entrusted their treasured works to the Museum. We are very grateful to these collectors and to the individuals whose intercession on behalf of the Museum allowed the works to become part of our collections.

The Museum also expresses its sincere thanks to Prof. Jaroslaw Leshko and Lubow Wolynetz for their curatorial input to the development of this exhibition.

Our sincere thanks are extended to the Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue.

The Virtual opening may be viewed at www.ukrainianmuseum.org (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org) or our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/UkrainianMuseumNY ) and page (https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianMuseum).
Donations to support The Ukrainian Museum may be forwarded to the Museum at 222 East 6th St., New York, NY 10003 or http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/support.html

The catalogue, and/or Easter presents for your friends or family may be purchased at our new Online Gift Shop at https://ukrainian-museum.myshopify.com/ You can receive 10% OFF your purchase with the discount code “EASTER”

The Ukrainian Museum in New York invites its members, friends and all music and art lovers to join us for a virtual OPENING of the exhibition IN BLOOM: Natur...

Please join us for the VIRTUAL OPENING Event of the new exhibition In Bloom: Nature and ArtSaturday, March 20, 2021 at 7...
03/19/2021

Please join us for the VIRTUAL OPENING Event of the new exhibition In Bloom: Nature and Art

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Curator's gallery tour and
Recital by the fabulous "Shelest Piano Duo"

Happy 90th Birthday to EMMA ANDIJEWSKA (born March 19, 1931)!  From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian M...
03/19/2021

Happy 90th Birthday to EMMA ANDIJEWSKA (born March 19, 1931)! From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Poet and self-taught painter, born in Donetsk, Ukraine, in the family of a chemist-inventor (father) and an agriculturalist (mother). During World War II her family moved to Germany. Better known as a poet and writer, associated with the New York Group of Poets, Andijewska turned to painting late in her life. Like her poetry, her artworks display affinity to the aesthetics of Surrealism. She is the author of over twenty collections of poetry, three novels, and many volumes of short fiction. For many years she worked as an announcer and editor of the Ukrainian Department of Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany, where she still lives and works.

Prof. Wolfgang Längsfeld described the figures in Andijewska's quirky paintings as "fabulous creatures" and "fingerling potatoes" (Alexandrowitsch, Prasdinikow Georgi and Längsfeld, Wolfgang. Andijewska Bilder. Munich, 1999).

More about Emma Andijewska in The Day (Den') newspaper:
"The Enlightenment of Emma Andijewska" by Liudmyla Tarnashynska, March 15, 2021 (article in Ukrainian)
https://day.kyiv.ua/uk/article/kultura/prozrinnya-emmy-andiyevskoyi

Image:
Emma Andijewska (b. 1931)
Visiting Venice
1991, acrylic on paper
25 1/2 x 19 3/4 (64.8 x 50.2)
Gift of the artist
UM 1991/19 ©Emma Andijewska
Photo: ©The Ukrainian Museum

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03/15/2021

Virtual Opening of the exhibition IN BLOOM: Nature and Art

The Ukrainian Museum in New York invites its members, friends and all music and arts lovers to join us for a virtual OPENING of the exhibition IN BLOOM: Nature and Art, on Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

The Virtual Opening will feature a video overview of the exhibition with narration by Lubow Wolynetz, one of the exhibition’s curators, as well as musical performances by the Anna and Dmitri Shelest piano duo. Fima Chupakhin provides background music for your enjoyment during your virtual tour.

The exhibition presents floral motifs found in the Museum’s folk art and fine art collections. As we approach the 45th anniversary of the Museum’s founding, these collections, developed during the course of the past four-plus decades, are a particular source of pride. The number of artists represented and the quality of the artworks can be attributed, in large part, to the generosity of private collectors who entrusted their treasured works to the Museum. We are very grateful to these collectors and to the individuals whose intercession on behalf of the Museum allowed the works to become part of our collections.

The Museum also expresses its sincere thanks to Prof. Jaroslaw Leshko and Lubow Wolynetz for their curatorial input to the development of this exhibition.

Our sincere thanks are extended to the Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue.

The Virtual opening may be viewed at www.ukrainianmuseum.org (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org) or our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/UkrainianMuseumNY ) and page (https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianMuseum).

The catalogue, and/or Easter presents for your friends or family may be purchased at our new Online Gift Shop at https://ukrainian-museum.myshopify.com/ You can receive 10% OFF your purchase with the discount code “EASTER”

Donations to support The Ukrainian Museum may be forwarded to the Museum at 222 East 6th St., New York, NY 10003 or http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/support.html

03/15/2021

Virtual Opening of the exhibition IN BLOOM: Nature and Art

The Ukrainian Museum in New York invites its members, friends and all music and arts lovers to join us for a virtual OPENING of the exhibition IN BLOOM: Nature and Art, on Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

The Virtual Opening will feature a video overview of the exhibition with narration by Lubow Wolynetz, one of the exhibition’s curators, as well as musical performances by the Anna and Dmitri Shelest piano duo. Fima Chupakhin provides background music for your enjoyment during your virtual tour.

The exhibition presents floral motifs found in the Museum’s folk art and fine art collections. As we approach the 45th anniversary of the Museum’s founding, these collections, developed during the course of the past four-plus decades, are a particular source of pride. The number of artists represented and the quality of the artworks can be attributed, in large part, to the generosity of private collectors who entrusted their treasured works to the Museum. We are very grateful to these collectors and to the individuals whose intercession on behalf of the Museum allowed the works to become part of our collections.

The Museum also expresses its sincere thanks to Prof. Jaroslaw Leshko and Lubow Wolynetz for their curatorial input to the development of this exhibition.

Our sincere thanks are extended to the Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue.

The Virtual opening may be viewed at www.ukrainianmuseum.org (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org) or our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/UkrainianMuseumNY ) and page (https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianMuseum).

The catalogue, and/or Easter presents for your friends or family may be purchased at our new Online Gift Shop at https://ukrainian-museum.myshopify.com/ You can receive 10% OFF your purchase with the discount code “EASTER”

Donations to support The Ukrainian Museum may be forwarded to the Museum at 222 East 6th St., New York, NY 10003 or http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/support.html

Prominent Ukrainian artist OLEKSA NOVAKIVSKY (born March 14, 1872; died August 29, 1935).  From the series "Introducing ...
03/14/2021

Prominent Ukrainian artist OLEKSA NOVAKIVSKY (born March 14, 1872; died August 29, 1935). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Ukrainian painter and educator born in the village of Slobodo-Obodivka (now Nova Obodivka) in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine; died in Lviv. Novakivsky studied painting in Odesa (1888–1892) and at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1900 with a gold medal. He settled near Kraków and devoted himself to landscape painting. The artist exhibited widely since 1901. His first major solo exhibition took place in Kraków in 1911. He later moved to Lviv, Western Ukraine, securing Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky's patronage in 1913. In 1923, he founded a private art school in Lviv, which he headed until his death. His art evolved from a naturalistic and impressionist style to become more symbolist and expressionist following World War I. His work is held in many museum and private collections in Ukraine, especially at the National Museum in Lviv. A memorial museum dedicated to him and his artworks opened in Lviv in 1972.

Novakivsky's "Woman with Roses" is included among the fine art works in the upcoming exhibition In Bloom: Nature and Art. The catalogue is available for purchase in the Museum shop:
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/

In Bloom: Nature and Art
Essay by guest curator Jaroslaw Leshko
Bilingual (English and Ukrainian)
Illustrated: color
Softcover, 120 pages
The Ukrainian Museum, New York, 2020
8 1/2"W x 8 3/4"H
US$29.95 plus S/H
Members: 10% discount

#MuseumFromHome
#ArtAtHome
#WhyILoveMuseums

Easter is right around the corner...  come take a look at the Ukrainian Museum shop for Easter supplies and lovely gifts...
03/13/2021
Easter

Easter is right around the corner... come take a look at the Ukrainian Museum shop for Easter supplies and lovely gifts for your Easter baskets...

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Artist ISAAC RABINOVICH (born March 11, 1894; died October 4, 1961).  From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukra...
03/11/2021

Artist ISAAC RABINOVICH (born March 11, 1894; died October 4, 1961). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Painter, theatrical and film-set designer, teacher, born in Kyiv; died in Moscow. Rabinovich studied at the Kyiv Art School (1906–1912) and in the Kyiv studios of Oleksandr Murashko (1912–1915) and Alexandra Exter (1918–1920). He collaborated with theaters in Kyiv before moving to Kharkiv in 1920 and later to Moscow, where from 1926 to 1930 he taught painting at the VKhUTEIN (Higher Art Technical Institute) and worked with Exter on the layout of pavilions for the First All-Russian Exhibition of Agriculture, Handicrafts, and Industry. In addition to theater, he also designed sets for silent movies. He was one of a number of brilliant artists who were nurtured by Exter and who simultaneously belonged to the Kyiv Kultur-Lige, which at the time was the center of the Jewish avant-garde. Rabinovich went on to find fame as a costume and set designer in Moscow.

The pictured work is currently on display in the exhibition The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj; guest curator Prof. Myroslav Shkandrij. Catalogue details below.

Order the exhibition catalogue in the Museum's new online shop:
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/

The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art
8.5" x 8.75"
Bilingual (English and Ukrainian)
Illustrated. Softcover. 122 pages
The Ukrainian Museum, New York (November, 2019)
LCCN 2019453030
ISBN 978–0–9908522–9–2
$29.95
Members: 10% discount

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