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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

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

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Artist MARHARYTA STAROVOIT (born June 9, 1922). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Ar...
06/09/2021

Artist MARHARYTA STAROVOIT (born June 9, 1922). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Marharyta Starovoit (born June 9, 1922)
Ukrainian graphic artist born in Orenburg, Russia. Starovoit graduated from the Lviv College of Applied and Decorative Arts (1950) and lived in Lviv after World War II. She is known mostly for her numerous ex libris, as well as her series of woodcuts depicting Lviv and its region, focusing especially on old wooden churches. She also authored landscapes of the Lviv and Hutsul regions, their nature and people. At some point she left Ukraine for Kazakhstan. There are also reports that she lived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and later moved back to Russia sometime in the 1990s. Her subsequent whereabouts are unknown.

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Artist OLEKSANDR (ALEKSANDR) SHEVCHENKO (born June 7, 1883; died August 28, 1948). From the series "Introducing Artists ...
06/07/2021

Artist OLEKSANDR (ALEKSANDR) SHEVCHENKO (born June 7, 1883; died August 28, 1948). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Ukrainian avant-garde artist and teacher born in Kharkiv; died in Moscow. Shevchenko studied with Dmytro Bezperchy in Kharkiv (1890–1898), in the Académie Julian in Paris (1905–1906), and at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (1907–1909). In his early works he was under the influence of Post-Impressionism and Panfuturism. The artist developed a manner of painting calling it "tectonic primitivism." He published a pamphlet "Neo-primitivism" in 1913. In the 1920s Shevchenko taught at the Higher Art and Technical Institute (VKhUTEIN) in Moscow but later in his life he was persecuted for "formalism" in his art.

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. 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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Artist YAROSLAW WYZNYCKYJ (born June 6, 1928; died April 24, 2001). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrain...
06/06/2021

Artist YAROSLAW WYZNYCKYJ (born June 6, 1928; died April 24, 2001). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Yaroslaw Wyznyckyj (born June 6, 1928; died April 24, 2001)
Ukrainian American artist born in the village of Voroniaky in the Lviv region, Western Ukraine; died in Hunter, NY. He immigrated to the US in 1949 via a DP camp in Germany. Wyznyckyj graduated from the National Academy of Design in New York (1954). Member of the Association of Ukrainian Artists of America, he participated in its annual exhibits. Since 1964 the artist also exhibited solo, especially after opening his own gallery in Hunter, NY in 1979. Wyznyckyj traveled extensively, including to Nepal, Burma and Ukraine. Known mainly as a landscape painter, he also painted portraits, still lifes, and flowers.

Image caption:
Yaroslaw Wyznyckyj (1928–2001)
Asian Temple (Tibet)
n.d., oil on canvas
24 x 36 (61 x 91.4)
Gift of Andrey Kosovich
UM 2020/3 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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Artist YAROSLAW WYZNYCKYJ (born June 6, 1928; died April 24, 2001). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Yaroslaw Wyznyckyj (born June 6, 1928; died April 24, 2001)
Ukrainian American artist born in the village of Voroniaky in the Lviv region, Western Ukraine; died in Hunter, NY. He immigrated to the US in 1949 via a DP camp in Germany. Wyznyckyj graduated from the National Academy of Design in New York (1954). Member of the Association of Ukrainian Artists of America, he participated in its annual exhibits. Since 1964 the artist also exhibited solo, especially after opening his own gallery in Hunter, NY in 1979. Wyznyckyj traveled extensively, including to Nepal, Burma and Ukraine. Known mainly as a landscape painter, he also painted portraits, still lifes, and flowers.

Image caption:
Yaroslaw Wyznyckyj (1928–2001)
Asian Temple (Tibet)
n.d., oil on canvas
24 x 36 (61 x 91.4)
Gift of Andrey Kosovich
UM 2020/3 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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Ukrainian electro-folk band Go_A finished in 5th place in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The band was featured in The...
06/02/2021

Ukrainian electro-folk band Go_A finished in 5th place in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The band was featured in The Ukrainian Museum's "Ukrainian Spring Rituals: Songs and Conversation." Watch the video of the Museum's spring 2021 special event!
https://youtu.be/Zjl6NJ4LTSA

Image: Screenshot of Go-A band members being interviewed by Iryna Voloshyna (right) during the "Ukrainian Spring Rituals: Songs and Conversation" event. Interview begins at the 32 min. mark. ©The Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian electro-folk band Go_A was featured with a live interview and performances in the Museum's recent live event "Ukrainian Spring Rituals: Songs and Conversation" which is now on view via the Museum's YouTube channel.

The Go-A interview starts at the 32 min. mark, which begins with an introduction by the event organizer Prof. Adriana Helbig (Music department at University of Pittsburgh). The interview was conducted live by Iryna Voloshyna, doctoral student at the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. In her spare time, Iryna sings with Ukrainian Village Voices, a group that has performed several times at The Ukrainian Museum, and formerly she was The Ukrainian Museum's Education Coordinator. The interview with Go-A was conducted in Ukrainian in 3 parts, each segment followed by a performance by the group from Ukraine, and then a brief summary of the interview in English by Adriana Helbig. The performances, recorded in Ukraine, offer sweeping views of Kyiv and verdant Ukrainian countryside scenes. The three Go-A segments conclude at 1:13, for a total of 40–41 minutes.

Watch the complete event, which includes several other discussions and performances by other musicians (runtime approx. 2 hours).
https://youtu.be/Zjl6NJ4LTSA

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was the 65th edition of the annual event. Go_A was chosen to represent Ukraine with the song "Shum," and the band's performance made it to 5th place in the competition out of 39 countries participating this year. You can learn more about the song and Go_A's participation on Eurovisionworld.com. The Eurovision news page states that "Ukraine is one of the most successful countries in Eurovision Song Contest" having won 1st place twice in previous years, and other high honors as well.
https://eurovisionworld.com/esc/ukraine-heres-go_a-song-for-eurovision-2021

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The Ukrainian Museum is In Bloom! Visit the galleries this weekend to immerse yourself in the beautiful floral theme of ...
05/28/2021

The Ukrainian Museum is In Bloom! Visit the galleries this weekend to immerse yourself in the beautiful floral theme of this exhibition, which showcases more than 50 artworks by 21 artists and more than 60 folk art objects. Curated by Jaroslaw Leshko, Professor Emeritus of Art, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, and Lubow Wolynetz, the Museum's Curator of Folk Art, the exhibition explores the impact of the flower motif through the prism of Ukraine's folk art traditions and the works of its preeminent artists of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

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

Artist LUBOMYR ROMAN KUZMA (born May 24, 1913; died on August 3, 2004). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Uk...
05/24/2021

Artist LUBOMYR ROMAN KUZMA (born May 24, 1913; died on August 3, 2004). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Ukrainian painter and pedagogue born in the village of Bile [bí-le, two syllables] in the Lviv Region, Western Ukraine; died in Tannersville, NY. Kuzma attended Lviv Gymnasium and studied painting privately with Mykola Fediuk. He enrolled in the Lviv University where he studied biology and art, and then continued his art education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. After World War II the artist spent a few years in a DP camp in Germany from where he immigrated to the United States in 1949, settling in New York. Kuzma had his own art school in New York (1956–1984) and headed the Association of Ukrainian Artists in America. He mainly worked in tempera and encaustic paint, creating still lifes, portraits, and figural compositions. He participated in numerous solo and group shows, exhibiting in the US, Germany, France, and Canada. Many of his paintings are in the art collection of the Lviv National Museum.

The pictured work is included among the fine art works in the current 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

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Tomorrow is Sunday, 😎 the best day to visit the Ukrainian Museum!Завтра неділя, найкращий день щоб відвідати український...
05/22/2021

Tomorrow is Sunday, 😎 the best day to visit the Ukrainian Museum!

Завтра неділя, найкращий день щоб відвідати український музей!

Tomorrow is Sunday, 😎 the best day to visit the Ukrainian Museum!

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Artist FEDIR KRYCHEVSKY (born May 22, 1879; died July 30, 1947). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian...
05/22/2021

Artist FEDIR KRYCHEVSKY (born May 22, 1879; died July 30, 1947). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Ukrainian artist and teacher born in Lebedyn in the Sumy region, Ukraine; died in Irpin near Kyiv. Brother of Vasyl H. Krychevsky. He received his art education from the Moscow College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, graduating in 1901. He also graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts in 1910 and afterwards undertook a yearlong trip to Europe on a fellowship from the Academy during which he visited many museums and studied with Gustav Klimt in Vienna, who visibly influenced his style. In 1917, Krychevsky was elected as the first rector of a newly established Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts. From 1914 to 1941 he taught art at various art schools in Kyiv, including at the Kyiv Art Institute. Most of his artworks can be found at the National Art Museum in Kyiv.

Read about the creative legacy of the Krychevsky family on the Krychevsky Foundation website:
http://www.krychevskyfoundation.org/

Image:
Portrait of Vasyl V. Krychevsky
n.d., oil on canvas
31 x 24 1/2 (78.7 x 62.2)
Gift of Kateryna Krychevska-Rosandich
UM 1988/101 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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Artist FEDIR KRYCHEVSKY (born May 22, 1879; died July 30, 1947). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Ukrainian artist and teacher born in Lebedyn in the Sumy region, Ukraine; died in Irpin near Kyiv. Brother of Vasyl H. Krychevsky. He received his art education from the Moscow College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, graduating in 1901. He also graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts in 1910 and afterwards undertook a yearlong trip to Europe on a fellowship from the Academy during which he visited many museums and studied with Gustav Klimt in Vienna, who visibly influenced his style. In 1917, Krychevsky was elected as the first rector of a newly established Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts. From 1914 to 1941 he taught art at various art schools in Kyiv, including at the Kyiv Art Institute. Most of his artworks can be found at the National Art Museum in Kyiv.

Read about the creative legacy of the Krychevsky family on the Krychevsky Foundation website:
http://www.krychevskyfoundation.org/

Image:
Portrait of Vasyl V. Krychevsky
n.d., oil on canvas
31 x 24 1/2 (78.7 x 62.2)
Gift of Kateryna Krychevska-Rosandich
UM 1988/101 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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Artist ROMAN SELSKY (born May 21, 1903; died February 4, 1990). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian ...
05/21/2021

Artist ROMAN SELSKY (born May 21, 1903; died February 4, 1990). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Ukrainian painter, graphic artist, and teacher born in Sokal, Western Ukraine; died in Lviv. Selsky studied first at the Novakivsky Art School in Lviv and then at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1927. The artist made several trips Paris, where he studied with Fernand Léger. Upon return to Lviv in 1929, he taught at the Lviv Applied Arts High School (1935–1947), and later at the Lviv Institute of Applied and Decorative Art (1947–1972). Selsky painted numerous landscapes, portraits and still lifes and was under the influence of surrealism in his early works. His paintings can be found in the museum collections in Lviv, Kyiv, and Warsaw. His contribution to Ukrainian art was acknowledged only in the late 1980s.

Image:
Roman Selsky (1903–1990)
Barnyard
1980, oil on cardboard
19 1/2 x 27 1/4 (49.5 x 69.2)
Gift of Agnesa Selska
UM 1991/10 ©The Ukrainian Museum

Roman Selsky is one of the artists featured in this article about modernism in western Ukraine published May 13, 2021 by Euromaidan Press:
"New Lviv Museum of Modernism showcases clandestine avant-garde movements that shunned Soviet realism"
http://euromaidanpress.com/2021/05/13/ukrainian-modernism-revealed-lviv-artists-in-interwar-period-search-for-true-art-self-national-identity/
Article by: Halyna Tereshchuk
Source: Radio Liberty
Translated by: Christine Chraibi
How are we to understand the term "Ukrainian modernism"? The recently-opened Museum of Modernism in Lviv sheds a new light on the modernist movement and opens up a fresh page in the cultural history of western Ukraine.

The original article dated May 6, 2021 is available in Ukrainian on Radiosvoboda.org at this URL:
https://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/dysydenty-modernizm-mystetstvo-shistdesyatnyky/31239852.html?fbclid=IwAR3ijaC7FvS0d_LnwIaGHwubFDkpNmQKty8Zsm8_8kroMu0bVPNbvdf-ZaI

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Artist ROMAN SELSKY (born May 21, 1903; died February 4, 1990). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection."

Ukrainian painter, graphic artist, and teacher born in Sokal, Western Ukraine; died in Lviv. Selsky studied first at the Novakivsky Art School in Lviv and then at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1927. The artist made several trips Paris, where he studied with Fernand Léger. Upon return to Lviv in 1929, he taught at the Lviv Applied Arts High School (1935–1947), and later at the Lviv Institute of Applied and Decorative Art (1947–1972). Selsky painted numerous landscapes, portraits and still lifes and was under the influence of surrealism in his early works. His paintings can be found in the museum collections in Lviv, Kyiv, and Warsaw. His contribution to Ukrainian art was acknowledged only in the late 1980s.

Image:
Roman Selsky (1903–1990)
Barnyard
1980, oil on cardboard
19 1/2 x 27 1/4 (49.5 x 69.2)
Gift of Agnesa Selska
UM 1991/10 ©The Ukrainian Museum

Roman Selsky is one of the artists featured in this article about modernism in western Ukraine published May 13, 2021 by Euromaidan Press:
"New Lviv Museum of Modernism showcases clandestine avant-garde movements that shunned Soviet realism"
http://euromaidanpress.com/2021/05/13/ukrainian-modernism-revealed-lviv-artists-in-interwar-period-search-for-true-art-self-national-identity/
Article by: Halyna Tereshchuk
Source: Radio Liberty
Translated by: Christine Chraibi
How are we to understand the term "Ukrainian modernism"? The recently-opened Museum of Modernism in Lviv sheds a new light on the modernist movement and opens up a fresh page in the cultural history of western Ukraine.

The original article dated May 6, 2021 is available in Ukrainian on Radiosvoboda.org at this URL:
https://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/dysydenty-modernizm-mystetstvo-shistdesyatnyky/31239852.html?fbclid=IwAR3ijaC7FvS0d_LnwIaGHwubFDkpNmQKty8Zsm8_8kroMu0bVPNbvdf-ZaI

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20 травень, 2021Ірина СоломкоГолос Америки (VOA)Український музей у Нью-Йорку зібрав одну з найбільших у світі колекцій ...
05/20/2021
Український музей у Нью-Йорку зібрав одну з найбільших у світі колекцій вишитого одягу. Відео

20 травень, 2021
Ірина Соломко
Голос Америки (VOA)

Український музей у Нью-Йорку зібрав одну з найбільших у світі колекцій вишитого одягу. Відео.
https://ukrainian.voanews.com/a/ukrayinskyi-muzey-u-new-yorku-vyshyvanky/5897978.html

Український музей у Нью-Йорку зібрав одну з найбільших у світі колекцій вишитого одягу та текстилю, який відображає культурні особливості усіх регіонів України.

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