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December 13, 2013 – January 12, 2014
September 24 – October 5, 2014

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The exhibition was revived one year later to commemorate the crisis that began on November 21, 2013 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The posters in this exhibition were designed by various artistsĺ groups in Ukraine for public use and display. Groups include kraplya.com and #strajkplakat (strike poster), among others.

The EuroMaidan is a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest that began on the night of 21 November, 2013 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Spontaneous protests erupted in the capital city after the Ukrainian government abruptly suspended plans for signing an Association Agreement for free trade with the European Union after years of preparation, saying that "the country could not afford to break trade ties with Russia. The Russian government has worked aggressively to derail the EU deal and bring Ukraine into the Moscow-dominated CustomsáUnion" (Al Jazeera, 11/24/13).

"Maidan" is a Ukrainian word meaning "square" or "plaza." The EuroMaidan protests are taking place in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), a central plaza in Kyiv.

EuroMaidan started as a massive public outcry for closer European integration. By December 8, the number of people on the EuroMaidan grew to nearly a million ‒ larger than the "Orange Revolution" protests of 2004.

The EuroMaidan protests embody the desire of many Ukrainians to formally join the community of European nations, to realize their aspirations for life in a corruption-free democracy, and to make a clean break from the legacy of the Soviet Union.

The story is still in the process of unfolding.



About the Museum

The Ukrainian Museum acquires, preserves, and exhibits articles of artistic or historic significance to the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainian Americans; its collections include thousands of items of folk art, fine art, and archival material. At its founding in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Womenĺs League of America, the Museum was hailed as one of the finest achievements of Americans of Ukrainian descent. Since then, and particularly since its move in 2005 to a new, state-of-the-art building in Manhattanĺs vibrant East Village, it has become known as one of the most interesting and dynamic smaller museums in New York City. Each year, the Museum organizes several exhibitions, publishes bilingual (English/Ukrainian) catalogues, and presents a wide range of public and educational programs, including concerts, films, lectures, courses, workshops, and special events.

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