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Sunday Mar 15 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020, 3:30 p.m. ET
Bilingual Poetry Event Online – Zhadan & Friends 2020: American Poets Respond

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Register on Eventbrite for a free ticket to get the Zoom invitation for the Poetry event via email.

On Friday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m., Serhiy Zhadan, Ukraine's most popular poet, joins us from abroad to read his poetry in Ukrainian from two books, What We Live For, What We Die For (2019) and Antenna (2018), while here in America, poets Dzvinia Orlowsky, Wanda Phipps, Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler and Olena Jennings react to them with their own poems in English.


Saturday, April 25, 2020, 3:30 p.m. ET
Bilingual Performance Online – Zhadan & Friends 2020: Jazz & Poetry

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Register on Eventbrite for a free ticket to get the Zoom invitation for the Jazz event via email.

On Saturday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m., Serhiy Zhadan will read in Ukrainian from his recently released book List of Ships (2020) and his newest unpublished poems. Poet Bob Holman and Yara actors will read English translations accompanied by jazz pianists Anthony Coleman and Fima Chupakhin.


Serhiy Zhadan was born in the Luhansk Region of Ukraine and educated in Kharkiv where he lives today. He is the author of twelve books of poetry. His prose works include Big Mac (2003), Depeche Mode (2004), Anarchy in the UKR (2005), Hymn of the Democratic Youth (2006), Voroshilovgrad (2010), Mesopotamia (2014) and Orphanage. He is the front man for the band Zhadan and the Dogs, and has collaborated with Yara Arts Group since 2002. Last spring, Yale University Press published his selected poems What We Live For / What We Die For, translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps, which was nominated for the PEN Translation Award. You can order What We Life For / What We Die For, selected poetry by Serhiy Zhadan, translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps from Yale University Press, Amazon or bookshop.com which supports your local bookstore.

April is National Poetry Month in America and every year Yara creates a series of poetry events in the spring. Two years ago, Serhiy Zhadan arrived for the launch of his book Mesopotamia and his poetry reading at the PEN Festival in New York was sensational. Last spring, Yale University Press published his selected poetry as What We Life For /What We Die For in translations by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps. Times Literary Supplement wrote: "World-class poet ...masterfully translated." Yara organized two book launches at The Ukrainian Museum in New York that were sold out. This year Yara had plans for a festival of events with Serhiy Zhadan in New York, Philadelphia and Australia. A virus changed all of the plans, but it did not cancel them. It made us re-imagine them as a virtual festival.

Yara's Spring Poetry Events were made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and the Self Reliance Foundation. Since 2015, they have been hosted by The Ukrainian Museum in New York City.

For program and more information on event see: www.yaraartsgroup.net


Sunday November 17 2019
thru Ongoing

Exhibition – The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj

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31 artists are represented in The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art with nearly 80 artworks and books donated to the Museum's permanent collection. The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual, illustrated catalogue with an essay by the curator, as well as a brochure.

Read more about The Impact of Modernity


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Sunday November 3 2019
thru Ongoing

Exhibition A Conversation (Besida). Five Years of War in the Donbas

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A Conversation is an installation and art performance by legendary Ukrainian artist Vlodko Kaufman, with the assistance of fellow Ukrainian artist Natalka Shymin. 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. Kaufman's work as a performance artist, painter, and book designer dates back to late-Soviet-era, underground Ukrainian culture and he has been a leading voice in the development of Ukrainian art for over the past quarter of a century. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Dzyga Art Association in Lviv, Ukraine.

Vlodko Kaufman explains that he started drawing the miniature "portraits" of soldiers at the start of the war in the Donbas in 2014. The collection grew as the conflict continued, and the roster of military and civilian victims kept expanding. The miniatures number in the thousands – little pieces of repurposed paper which serve to remind us that the brutal and deadly war is not over yet.

The exhibition concludes a 2-day conference entitled "Five Years of War in the Donbas: Cultural Responses and Reverberations" hosted by the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. The conference will gather an international array of scholars to discuss the diverse ways that Ukrainian culture has been stirred by the recent war between Ukraine and Russia in the Donbas. It will present and analyze the vibrant and varied reflections of the war marking today's Ukrainian culture. It will explore the different, novel ways that Ukrainian literature, film, music, and visual art have attempted to perceive, interpret, and express war in the country.


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Sunday October 27 2019
thru Ongoing

Exhibition From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky

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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.

Last Chance! Exhibition closes Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Read more about From Darkness to Light


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Sunday February 22 2019
thru Ongoing

Exhibition Alexander Archipenko: Selected works

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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 the most important sculptor of the era. (see: Jaroslaw Leshko)


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Sunday May 5 2019
thru Ongoing

Exhibition Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation 75 Years Later

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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.

Read more about Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


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