Saturday, April 4
at The Ukrainian Museum
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ukrainian Easter Traditions Workshop
Fee (reservations are necessary; includes gallery access):
Adults ‒ $20; students over 16 & seniors ‒ $15; members ‒ 15% discount.
Only a few seats left! Call early on Friday
to register for the Ukrainian Easter Traditions Workshop.
Get hands-on training in baking paska (traditional Easter bread) and
learn what to include in your Easter basket. The class is open
to adults and children over 16 years of age.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Demonstrations in the making of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)
and film Pysanka
Fee (no reservations necessary; includes gallery access):
Adults ‒ $10; students over 12 & seniors ‒ $8; children under 12 ‒ free; members ‒ 15% discount.
Drop by the Museum anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. for a pysanka-decorating demonstration by top artists Sofika Zielyk and Anna Gbur. At the same time, take the opportunity to watch Slavko Nowytski's award-winning film Pysanka (15 min.), which will be shown continuously during the afternoon.
Note: Gallery admission is included in the fees for the special programs above.
Museum galleries are open 11:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Admission to galleries only:
Adults ‒ $8; students/seniors ‒ $6;
members & children under 12 ‒ free.
Visit the exhibition
In Full Bloom: The Pysanky of Folk Artist Iryna Bilianska...
Using as her prototype the traditional pysanky of her native Sokal region in western Ukraine, characterized by multi-colored floral motifs, Bilianska developed an original style that included certain elements of Sokal embroidery. Her pysanky have predominantly floral motifs that cover the entire surface of the egg, freestyle. In some cases, bands of geometric motifs are intertwined with the florals. She often includes citations from Scripture about Easter and the Resurrection, and adds the Ukrainian national emblem – the Trident.
Bilianska was discovered by Professor Damian Horniatkewych (1892-1980) in the 1920s. Professor Horniatkewych was a painter, art scholar, professor of art history, and collector of Ukrainian fine and folk art who amassed a sizeable collection of Bilianska's pysanky before fleeing Ukraine during World War II and eventually settling in Canada. Professor Horniatkewych's son, Andrij Hornjatkevyč, donated the pysanky, along with other items, to the Museum in May 2008.
In Full Bloom includes 82 of Iryna Bilianska's pysanky, as well as five traditional Sokal embroidered shirts from the Museum's collection. The exhibition was organized by Lubow Wolynetz, curator of the Museum's folk art collection.
...or see what's on sale in the Museum's Gift Shop
A wide variety of exquisite pysanky, at prices to suit every budget, will be available for sale – just in time for Easter gift-giving or for your own Easter basket.
If you're making your own pysanky, the Gift Shop stocks all the necessary supplies (kistky, wax, egg dyes), as well as
books and other references for pysanka designs.
Subway: #6 to Astor Place; R/W to 8th St.
Bus: M15 to 8th (limited) or 6th St. (local); M101, M102, M103 to 7th St.
The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003
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The Ukrainian Museum was founded in 1976
by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America.
The Ukrainian Museum's film series and programs are funded in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
The Ukrainian Museum programs are funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts
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