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The Ukrainian Museum’s Malanka 2000, held at the fashionable and popular Water Club on New York’s 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 Museum’s 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.
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….
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 Museum’s 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.
Kateryna Krychevsky-Rosandich has donated works and archival material of Mykola Krychevsky, from the estate of Maria Kobi, thus enriching the Museum’s important collection of works created by members of the Krychevsky family.
The Museum’s 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.
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 artist’s striking painting, In the Studio, which was borrowed from the Dnipropetrovsk Museum.
The Museum’s lecture series held in October and November 1999 on the broad topic Recent Archaeological Discoveries: Treasures of Ukraine’s 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 Museum’s audience.
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:
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:
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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