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TARAS SHEVCHENKO: POET, ARTIST, ICON (1814-1861)
Exhibition May 17 – November 30, 2014 (Extended!)
The exhibition Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon offers a rare opportunity to see many of the treasures created by artist and poet Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861). Marking the 200th anniversary of Shevchenko’s birth, the exhibition includes original art works by the artist and archival objects from Ukraine seen in this country for the first time ever! The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive, illustrated catalogue containing a scholarly essay by the consultative curator, George G. Grabowicz, Professor of Ukrainian Literature at Harvard University
The collection from the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko in Kyiv, which is comprised of works that span nearly the entire lifetime of the artist, includes fifty original watercolors, sepias, drawings, etchings, in addition to objects such as publications and Shevchenko’s own artist’s tools. Reproductions of more than sixty other works by Shevchenko, along with facsimiles of the artist’s albums of sketches and poems, enhance the exhibition. A rare 1840 edition of a Kobzar (“The Minstrel”), one of Shevchenko’s first collections of poetry that became his most widely read work, is on loan from the Shevchenko Scientific Society in New York. Selected items from The Ukrainian Museum’s archival collection along with audiovisuals and a recorded guided tour serve to complete the narrative presented in the exhibition.