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 ·  NYC exhibition explores works of woodcut artist Hnizdovsky. By Ula Ilnytzky (Associated Press) (Mar 29, 2016)
 ·  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)
 ·  The Ukrainian Museum's Exhibition Catalogue Receives Prestigious College Art Association's 2016 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums (Feb 8, 2016)
 ·  Exhibition: The Ukrainian Diaspora: Women Artists 1908–2015 (Oct 18, 2015)
 ·  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)
 ·  A festive opening for Invitation to a Wedding (12/6/10)
 ·  - - -: 𳿻 (9/13/10)
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 ·  An Opening Weekend fit for a Hetman (5/1/10)
 ·  Kinofest NYC (3/3/10)
 ·  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)
 ·  Vessel of Life [Sosud Zhizni] (6/21/07, Russian Bazaar)
 ·  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)
 ·  Phone-A-Thon a Success at The Ukrainian Museum
 ·  Ukrainian Museum Receives $500,000 from Self Reliance NY Federal Credit Union
 ·  The Ukrainian Museum Receives Major Gift
 ·  The Ukrainian Museum's Malanka 2001
 ·  The Ukrainian Museum's ANNUAL MEETING 2000
 ·  Spring 2000 Newsletter
 ·  Steckiw Collection
 ·  To Preserve a Heritage
 ·  Bikathon for Building Fund
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    Spring 2000

    Malanka 2000

    The Ukrainian Museums Malanka 2000, held at the fashionable and popular Water Club on New Yorks East River was a great success. It was organized by the Special Events Committee on the Board of Trustees, chaired by Tatiana Tershakovec. The event drew more than 200 people, who danced to the music of Crystal orchestra. The Master of Ceremony was Orest Bilous. An exhibition of ballroom dancing was organized by Deanna Hynansky, in which she performed with Camille Ardary and Mazen Hanza. During the event $37,000 was raised, earmarked for the Building Fund. The general consensus among the guests was that the Museums Malanka was such a fun affair that is should be repeated next year!


    The Board of Trustees thanks all our Malanka sponsors for their most generous financial support of this event:

    Julian & Maria Baczynsky, Orest & Lidia Bilous, Myron & Olha Hnateyko, John & Yaroslawa Luchechko, Dr. Yar & Irena Mociuk, Dr. Roman & Marta Nawrocky, Dr. Andrew & Tatiana Tershakovec, Dr. Roman & Alla Trochymchuk, Lydia Zaininger and Teodosij & Olha Zazula.

    From the left, top row: Malanka revelers; Master of ceremony Orest Bilous; bottom row: Deanna Hynansky and Mazen Hanza in a ballroom dance presentation; Guests enjoying dinner.

    Ludomyr & Olha Zarycky donated $10,000 to the Museum's Building Fund during the event.


    The Board of Trustees is also extending a message of gratitude to Ilona Sochynsky for designing the elegant invitation for the Malanka and to the many individuals whose hands-on support contributed to its success: Daria Bajko, Katria Czerwoniak, Orest Glut, Lydia Hajduczok, Maria Tershakovec Hawrylak, Oksana Lopatynsky, Yaroslawa Luchechko, Daria Merhle, Olimpia Rohowsky, Yara Snylyk, Tatiana Tershakovec and Maria Tomorug. Thank you for all your help.

    Benefactor of the Museum.

    Anastasia Volker, attending the Congress of the International Council of Women, 1960, Istanbul, Turkey.

    Recently, the Museum received $31,982.73 from the estate of Anastasia Volker, as well as a treasure chest of Ukrainian folk art objects, 153 photographs of Ukrainian community life in Detroit, MI, more than 100 books and printed material.

    Ukrainian born, Mrs. Volker was educated in the U. S. and lived in Detroit, MI. She was employed for many years by VISTA, a federal agency coordinating social programs. She was a tireless worker in the Ukrainian community active in UNWLA, and a member of the International Institute, through which she initiated and organized numerous Ukrainian festivals with other nationalities. Mrs. Volker also chaired the corporation responsible for building the senior citizens complex in Detroit.

    Devoted to her community, Anastasia Volker made provisions during her life in her last will and testament, to ensure the well being of organizations and institutions which she cared about.

    Donations to the Museum's Collections

    The Ukrainian Museums Fine Arts holdings were enriched with a collection of art works, donated by Lubomyra Pezansky, which she together with her late husband, Mykhailo Pezansky, had collected over the years. The collection includes paintings, watercolors and graphic works of such artists as Mykola Butovych, Jacques Hnizdovsky, Liuboslav Hutsaliuk, Nikifor, and Ivan Trush, among others.

    Zenowij Onyshkewych, watercolor, 1979.

    Kateryna Krychevsky-Rosandich has donated works and archival material of Mykola Krychevsky, from the estate of Maria Kobi, thus enriching the Museums important collection of works created by members of the Krychevsky family.

    Mykola Butovych, Mother of God with Jesus, oil on canvas, 1954.

    Jacques Hnizdovsky, Autumn, watercolor, 1961.

    The Museums Archives and Library received a donation of art and history books from the library of Lubomyra Pezansky; from the estate of Lidia Burachynsky, honorary member of UNWLA, the Museum received an entire collection of books, various printed material, as well as photographs. The library also received books from Alexandra Kirshak, Dr. Wolodymyr Pushkar, and from the estate of Nadia Popel.

    Guests from Ukraine

    Ludmyla Tverska, the Director of the Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum and curator Tetiana Khupova visited our Museum in January 2000. They were warmly welcomed by the staff, and in a friendly, casual atmosphere we exchanged information and spoke about our hopes and dreams for our respective institutions.

    Marie Bashkirseff, In the Studio, 1881.

    The visitors from Ukraine came to New York for the opening of an unusually interesting art exhibit at the Dahesh Museum, 48th Street and 5th Avenue, entitled Overcoming All Obstacles: The Women of the Academie Julian. The exhibit featured among others, the paintings of Ukrainian born artist Maria Bashkirtseva (1860-1884). The centerpiece of the exhibit is the artists striking painting, In the Studio, which was borrowed from the Dnipropetrovsk Museum.

    Visitors from Ukraine Ludmyla Tverska, Director of Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum and Tetiana Khupova, curator of collections with Maria Shust, Director of The Ukrainian Museum. (in center).


    The Museums lecture series held in October and November 1999 on the broad topic Recent Archaeological Discoveries: Treasures of Ukraines Ancient Past was a huge success, judging by the attendance about 350 were present. The Museum is very grateful to the lecturers Dr. Adrian Mandzy, Director of the Kamianets-Podilsky Foundation, Dr. Olenka Pevny of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and Dr. Lada Onyshkevych of The Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD., for sharing their special knowledge and experiences with the Museums audience.

    The audience during one of the lectures.
    (l-r) Adrian Mandzy, PhD.; Olenka Pevny, PhD.; Lada Onyshkevych, PhD.


    The Ukrainian Museum regularly applies for grants to city, state and federal funding agencies. The Museum receives grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for general operating support and to support the traditional Ukrainian folk crafts program (embroidery, the making of gerdany, the making of pysanky, holiday baking, and creating Christmas tree ornaments.

    In the last several years funding agencies experienced serious budget cuts, and they in turn drastically cut the funds for all grant applicants. Although the situation is somewhat improving and more money is becoming available, it is still difficult to be awarded a substantial grant, due to serious competition.

    Nevertheless, for 1999 the Museum received a NYSCA grant in the amount of $28,900 for the above mentioned purpose, and $24,500 for the year 2000.

    Also, in 1999 the Museum received a grant for $2,500 from the New York Council for the Humanities to support a series of lectures on recent archaeological discoveries in Ukraine.

    The importance of membership

    You may have given a donation to the Museum, but are you a MEMBER of the institution? If not, please consider the following:

  • MEMBERS are the foundation of our institution.
  • MEMBERS underwrite the work of our institution both financially and morally.
  • Each individual MEMBER represents a vote for the continued existence of our Museum.
  • Granting agencies examine our membership figures during the grant evaluation process - a growing membership has an important impact.

    Become a MEMBER of The Ukrainian Museum!

    New members from October 1999 - February 2000

    Welcome New Members

    George & Christine Balynsky, Jaroslaw Berezowsky, Irene D. Billon, Eugenia Charkiw, John Cheriawsky, Michelle DeRemer, Dr. Martha Federko, Fisher Family, Andrew & Christine Fylypovych, Alexandra Holuka, Oleh & Ludmyla Hrabovsky, Gerald M. Klaczany, D.D.S., Diane Kuprewicz, Alla Kutsevych, Natalie Lissy, Justyn Makarewycz, Virginia Meyer, June Muc, Ted Nazaruk, Michael Nikonchuk, Olha Nowakiwsky, Eugenie Okrushko, Donna Regante, Lorraine Rodman, Dr. Ihor & Alexandra Sawczuk, Sophia Sluzar, Donna Voronovich.

    Who, What, Where?

    Recently, Olha Hnateyko, President of the Board of Trustees, was a guest speaker at the following events, where she discussed the work of the Museum and the new building plans:

  • 35th anniversary of UNWLA Branch 83 in New York City
  • 45th anniversary of UNWLAs Branch 64 in New York City
  • Membership meeting of UNWLA Branch 113 in New York City
  • Meeting with the New Haven community, organized by UNWLA Branch 108 in New Haven, CT.

    New Fundraising Committee Chair

    Andrew Hankewycz, member of the Board of Trustees, has taken on the important task of the Chairman of the Building Fundraising Committee. We wish him and the members of the Committee success in their work.

    The Ukrainian Museum's operations and programs are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts


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