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Sunday Feb 9 2020

Books – Meet the Authors of Monte Rosa and Escapes

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Sunday
February 9 at 2 p.m.
$10 General Admission

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Introduction and discussion by Prof. Alexander Motyl (Rutgers-Newark). Q&A after the readings. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy
by Jaroslaw Martyniuk
464 pages
XlibrisUS (2017)
Language: English
A sweeping panorama of the author's life from the outbreak of WWII to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The narrative begins in Ukraine and ends in Paris where he coordinated the work of fifty undercover interviewers engaged in unorthodox research with Soviet visitors in Western Europe, a chapter of Cold War history never revealed in such remarkable detail. The story includes the author's narrow escape from Communism, an account of his extended family's ordeal in the Soviet Gulag, life in post-war Bavaria, thirty years in Chicago and culminates with twelve years in France where he worked for the International Energy Agency and Radio Liberty.

Escapes: A True Story
by Darian Diachok
Paperback: 150 pages
Palmetto Publishing Group (2019)
Language: English
Two Expanding Totalitarian Monsters—Communist Russia and National Socialist Germany—are soon to collide. On the eve of war—at its most devastating in Eastern Europe—a young Ukrainian couple marries, but the two vastly differ from each other. Theo is bookish and brainy, and Steffie is street-smart and world-wise. As World War II begins, Theo is called up during his honeymoon to fight the invading Germans. The Germans massacre his unit and take him captive, but he soon escapes, only to find that the Russians, who’ve taken over, are arresting all escaped military officers. Though Steffie and Theo’s marriage shows early signs of fraying, the challenges they face serve to unite the two and allow them to discover each other’s unique traits and abilities. They may differ greatly in character, but in combination they find ways to outwit the enemy—they must, or face the sheer devastation brought about by the collision of the two greatest totalitarian ideologies in world history. Author Darian Diachok brings readers an electrifying and utterly captivating tale of one couple’s ability to repeatedly overcome seemingly impossible obstacles. Incredibly rich in historical detail, Escapes illustrates what the gift of family truly meant during a horrific period in history—and just how important it was to establish mutual trust and acceptance.

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Sunday November 17 2019
thru May 3 2020

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.

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New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


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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


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Sunday October 27 2019
thru March 22

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.

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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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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


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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.

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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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