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 ·  NYC Exhibition Explores Works of Woodcut Artist Hnizdovsky (The New York Times/Associated Press) (Mar 29, 2016)
 ·  Exhibition: Jacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives (Feb 26, 2016)
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 ·  Exhibition: Sixty Years an Artist: A Retrospective Exhibition of Works by Zenowij Onyshkewych (Sept 27, 2015)
 ·  Exhibition: Petrykivka: The Soul of Ukraine, Ukraines UNESCO Treasure (May 4, 2015)
 ·  Exhibition: The Tales and Myths of Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (March 15, 2015)
 ·  Exhibition: PYSANKA: Guardian of Life (March 13, 2015)
 ·  Exhibition: Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the 1910s and 1920s (January 28, 2015)
 ·  Exhibition: Yara at 25: Looking Back/Moving Forward (January 20, 2015)
 ·  Exhibition: We Are All Ukraine. Art by Waldemart Klyuzko (May 10, 2014)
 ·  Exhibition: TARAS SHEVCHENKO: POET, PAINTER, ICON (1814-1861) (April 16, 2014)
 ·  Exhibition: In Shevchenko's Land (March 28, 2014)
 ·  Exhibition: PROPAGANDA AND SLOGANS: The Political Poster in Soviet Ukraine, 1919-1921 (October 25, 2013)
 ·  Two Holodomor Exhibitions: Give Up Your Daily Bread and Evocations, works by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak (October 10, 2013)
 ·  Professor Renata Holod elected Board president. Annual Meeting recap, July 22, 2013
 ·  Exhibition Out of Tradition: Contemporary Decorative and Applied Art, April 28–September 29, 2013 (April 1, 2013)
 ·  Kinofest NYC 2013 Festival Lineup and Film Premieres Announced. Fourth annual festival takes place April 4–7 (March 1, 2013)
 ·  Ron Kostyniuk: Art As Nature Analogue, Constructivist sculpture exhibition (October 21, 2012)
 ·  A Singular Vision: Ilona Sochynsky, Retrospective of Painting, an exhibition of contemporary art (May 13, 2012)
 ·  Kinofest: Film Festival of the Best New Cinema From Ukraine and Other Post-Soviet Nations (5/3/12, Huffington Post)
 ·  Ukrainian Film Festival, Kinofest NYC, Plumbs the Post-Soviet Era (5/2/12, New York Times)
 ·  East Village Film Festival Highlights Ukrainian Culture (5/2/12, DNA Info)
 ·  NYU East Village Reporter: Ukrainian Museum Celebrates Easter (4/9/12)
 ·  See the Museum's pysanky on the "Eggstravaganza" episode on ABC's "The Chew" (4/5/12)
 ·  New York Times Video: Dye-Hards Decorate Easter Eggs at Ukrainian Museum (3/30/12)
 ·  NYC-ARTS features The Ukrainian Museum's exhibition Borys Kosarev: Modernist Kharkiv, 1915-1931 (2/23/12)
 ·  Ukrainian Kilims: Journey of a Heritage at The Ukrainian Museum (1/30/2012)
 ·  Antiques on Camera and Behind Every Door. UKRAINIAN WEAVINGS (1/26/12, NY Times)
 ·  First Ever Exhibition of Kosarev Works Presented at The Ukrainian Museum (12/3/2011)
 ·  During Time of Celebration and Uncertainty, Ukrainian Museum Kicks Off Fall Season (9/26/11, NY Times)
 ·  Museum welcomes new president (8/1/11)
 ·  Jewelry Designer Anna Sheffield Shops at the Ukrainian Museum (6/10/11, Racked)
 ·  New exhibition The Worlds of Sviatoslav Hordynsky (5/13/11)
 ·  New exhibition Inside Chornobyl (4/17/11)
 ·  New exhibition Opanas Zalyvakha: The Road to Truth (1/23/11)
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 ·  A Visit to the Ukraine via New York (2/28/10)
 ·  Visit from President Yushchenko (9/22/09)
 ·  Annual Meeting (6/13/09)
 ·  Spring Gala (4/1/09)
 ·  Art Review (1/24-25/09, International Herald Tribune
 ·  Showman Who Dabbled in Many Modernisms by Ken Johnson (12/26/08, NY Times; review of the David Burliuk exhibition)
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 ·  Spring 2007 Newsletter (PDF)
 ·  Decorating eggs for Easter — Ukrainian style (4/6/07, ABC News)
 ·  The Art of Pysanky (4/5/07, TheStreet.com)
 ·  The Ukrainian Museum Hosts Minister Tarasiuk and High Ranking Diplomats (9/23/06)
 ·  Managing the Archaeological Heritage at the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos (9/15/06)
 ·  TREE OF LIFE. By N.F. Karlins (2/21/06, ArtNet)
 ·  Morris Sato Studio Creates Innovative Installation for Alexander Archipenko Exhibition (3/27/05)
 ·  AUDIO - VOA report and interview with President of The Ukrainian Museum (time marker 10:35 for 5 min.)
 ·  Museum awarded IMLS grant (10/19/04)
 ·  Annual Meeting (June 2003)
 ·  Post WWII DP Camps (3/11/03)
 ·  Topping Out At The Ukrainian Museum's Top Project (12/8/02)
 ·  Government of Ukraine Extends Offer of Support to The Ukrainian Museum in New York City (3/11/02)
 ·  Building a dream: construction of the new Ukrainian Museum gets underway (2/3/02)
 ·  Who Built The Ukrainian Museum? (10/7/01)
 ·  Museum Signs Building Contract (8/2/01)
 ·  Annual Meeting of The Ukrainian Museum (June 2001)
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 ·  Spring 2000 Newsletter
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    February 3, 2002
    Building a dream: construction of the new Ukrainian Museum gets underway

    Construction of a new home for The Ukrainian Museum in New York City has begun. The first welcome sign of activity on the designated site at 222 East 6th Street (between Second and Third Avenues in the East Village section of Manhattan) is represented by a recently erected scaffolding. It surrounds the still existing old structure, a former meatpacking warehouse, which is destined to come down shortly to make way for a modern three-story museum facility.

    Before the scaffolds went up. Photo dated 6/8/01.

    Although not evident from the street, there is plenty of activity inside the old warehouse, according to Andrey Hankevych, chair of the Building Committee on the Board of Trustees. He said that, "The initial demolition, excavation and preparatory work is being done from the inside of the building." He explained that prior to demolition and before the laying of foundation can begin, the existing walls and foundations of the adjoining residential buildings must be supported through the underpinning process. Once that has been accomplished, he went on to say that, "the foundation of our new building will be excavated and poured and then we will proceed with the demolition of the existing structure to make way for the construction of the new building."

    The building exterior as it looks today. "Deconstruction" work is underway inside.

    Mr. Hankevych said that the work on the building project is on schedule. Weekly meetings between the representatives of the Construction Management firm S. DiGiacomo & Son, the project architect George Sawicki of the firm SawickiTarella Architecture+Design, PC, and representatives of the Museum are held to discuss the status and progress of the building project.

    Architect George Sawicki said that he is happy that the construction phase of the project has begun after many years of preparation time. "After all the waiting, after all the planning, we have finally started the last but most important phase of this project. For me, both professionally and personally, this is a most gratifying and welcoming conclusion to a long process, while at the same time, it also brings forth a feeling of optimism and confidence in a project of such great significance to our community. Once completed and opened, I have no doubt that all the work and waiting will have been well justified, and that the Ukrainian Museum will offer future generations of Ukrainian Americans a fitting testament to their heritage, and a tangible symbol of their identity."

    As the sign says ...

    The new building, which will have a 75 sq. ft. frontage and offer 25,000 sq. ft. of space, will be constructed at a cost of $7.6 million. The Ukrainian Museum, which has been in operation at its present location, 203 Second Avenue, for 25 years, has been conducting a capital fundraising campaign for more than a decade in support of this project. The Museum has experienced growth and expansion in recent years in all aspects of its operations. The new building will satisfy the needs and requirements of the Museum by providing large exhibition galleries, proper storage for its collections, as spacious facilities to conduct its programs.

    Construction work in the interior of the old building.

    Olha Hnateyko, president of the Board of Trustees explained that intensive fundraising continues and will continue to provide funding for the following: completion of the building project without the need for outside financing; furnishing the new museum facility; bringing the new building to a full operational state (expanding the professional staff); organizing and mounting representative exhibitions for the grand opening. She said that the Ukrainian community in the United States and Canada has been extremely generous and because of this support the new building project is being realized.

    In the lower level the "underpinning" work is in progress.

    Fundraising is also focused on the financial future of the institution, she explained. It is important to strive now to build a strong financial foundation, so that the Museum can function effectively in the years to come. This financial security will be dependent on the future growth of the Museum's endowment program. Toward this end the Museum is looking to substantially raise its endowment funds base within the next five years. The Board of Trustees hopes that the Ukrainian community will continue to generously support this program, thereby guaranteeing the financial security of The Ukrainian Museum.

    To support the building project and help build a strong financial future for The Ukrainian Museum, please send your donations to:
    The Ukrainian Museum
    203 Second Ave.
    New York, NY 10003

    For further information: phone: (212) 228-0110; fax: (212) 228-1947; e-mail: info@ukrainianmuseum.org. Please visit the Museum's web page for additional information: www.ukrainianmuseum.org.

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