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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

CIM
December 11, 2016 – September 24, 2017 EXTENDED!
Contemporary works by seven first generation Ukrainian American artists
Exhibiting Artists: Luba Drozd, Adriana Farmiga, Maya Hayuk, Roman Hrab, Yuri Masnyj, Christina Shmigel, Marko Shuhan
("CIM" in Ukrainian means "seven;" pronounced "seam")


PYSANKA: Guardian of Life
March 25 – September 3, 2017
Nearly 400 pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) from the Museum's permanent collection complemented by a selection of rushnyky (ritual cloths) and thematic glass paintings by Jaroslava Surmach Mills. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the award-winning documentary film Pysanka (15 min., English) by Slavko Nowytski, which demonstrates the process of creating these traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.


Traditional Ukrainian Folk Headdresses: The Borshchiv and Zalishchyky Districts
July 1 – November 26, 2017
Headdresses are an important part of Ukrainian folk costumes. Their development, establishment, and use were based on practical, functional, customary needs and requirements, esthetic tastes, and hallowed beliefs in their magical power to safeguard. The headdress in its utilitarian function offered protection from various hazards and dangers, but in its socially traditional aspects, it was a marker of individual identification within a specific cultural and social structure. The headdresses in this exhibition, most of them on loan from the collection of Vasyl Nayda, are from the Borshchiv and Zalishchyky districts of western Podillia, an area where traditional headdresses – particularly those belonging to matrons – survived until the 1930s more often than in any other part of Ukraine.


The Basketweavers of Iza
Photographs by Anna Voitenko

April 9 – September 24, 2017
Captured in Anna Voitenko's award-winning photo-project are the inhabitants of the old village of Iza, nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine and home to many generations of famous basketweavers. Voitenko is a Ukrainian photographer known for her projects documenting unique locations, occupations, and traditions. She is fascinated by interesting lifestyles and places and is dedicated to capturing and preserving the diversity of human customs and crafts. Her photo-story about the remarkable mono-craft Carpathian village Iza garnered a prestigious Photographer of the Year award in 2009. The exhibition The Basketweavers of Iza, comprised of 27 photographs (large prints up to 28x36 inches) and a selection of baskets made in Iza, starts Sunday, April 9. It will be on display through September 24, 2017.



COMING UP


Folk costumes from various regions of Ukraine – a new collection on display for the first time!
Opening October 22, 2017


 


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