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Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation 75 Years Later
May 5, 2019 through December 5, 2021
On the morning of May 18, 1944, the Soviet government initiated a special operation in Crimea: the deportation of Crimean Tatars (Kirimli) to the Urals and Central Asia. Zarema Yaliboylu's exhibition, Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation 75 Years Later, reveals this crime perpetrated by the Stalinist regime against the Kirimli through portraits and stories of ordinary people who survived the deportation and managed at last to return to Crimea. The people in these photos are living witnesses to Soviet crimes against humanity.

Alexander Archipenko: Selected works
February 15 2019 through September 21, 2021
Influenced by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Alexander Archipenko developed his own avant-garde sculptural style experimenting with convex/concave forms, volume/space transference, and inventing sculpto-painting. By 1920, Archipenko had become one of the most important sculptors of the era.

HOLODOMOR: A REMEMBRANCE. Artworks by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak
November 1–30, 2020
The Ukrainian Museum is pleased to host the virtual exhibition Holodomor: A Remembrance in commemoration of the 87-year anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide, which occurred in Ukraine in 1932–33. It is a visual arts presentation featuring the works of Ukrainian-American artist Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak.

A Conversation: Five Years of War in the Donbas
February 15, 2019 through April 19, 2021
A Conversation, is an installation and art performance by legendary Ukrainian artist Vlodko Kaufman, with the assistance of fellow Ukrainian artist Natalka Shymin. It is a candid and provocative, yet subtle, treatment of the everyday responses of Ukrainians to war in their homeland and is a reminder to those outside of Ukraine that it endures. Kaufmans work as a performance artist, painter, and book designer dates back to late-Soviet-era, underground Ukrainian culture and he has been a leading voice in the development of Ukrainian art for over the past quarter of a century. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Dzyga Art Association in Lviv, Ukraine.

From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky
October 27, 2019 through October 31, 2020
Born in Soviet Ukraine where Turovsky's formal arts education took place, his expressive style evolved dramatically after immigrating to the U.S. The retrospective includes many of his thematic works such as sunflowers, nude figures, mother and child paintings, landscapes, and cityscapes.

Pysanky (Easter Eggs) and Wooden Churches of Ukraine

March 4 through November 3, 2019
The Museum's annual exhibition of pysanky, drawn from its extensive permanent collection, features a selection of large photo prints of Ukrainian wooden churches. The architectural styles are coordinated with pysanky from the corresponding regions. The show is highlighted by thematic glass paintings by Yaroslava Surmach Mills.

FULL CIRCLE: Ukraine's Struggle for Independence 100 Years Ago, 1917-1921
April 7 through September 29, 2019
Full Circle: Ukraines Struggle for Independence 100 Years Ago, 19171921 commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the most dramatic and fateful periods in Ukrainian history—the struggle for independence from 1917 to 1921—and traces the creation of the modern state of Ukraine on ethnic Ukrainian territories. The exhibition showcases original artifacts generously loaned by institutions and individual collectors from Ukraine, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and the United States. The majority of the items are being exhibited for the first time. Among them are such rare items as a Zaporozhian Infantry Regiment's flag; memorabilia from key figures such as Volodymyr Vynnychenko; state papers from the UN Archives in Geneva documenting Ukraine's effort to join the League of Nations; and state seals from the period: the Ukrainian Central Council and the Great Seal of the Ukrainian National Republic.

RE:CREATE. Christina Saj's Transformative Paintings
January 13 – June 22, 2019
Contemporary artist Christina Saj has created an installation of paintings that act as a foundation for new artworks created by her audience. Through the addition of additional components, visitors are encouraged to add, subtract and rearrange pieces of paintings as they see fit and create their own interpretation. These can then be captured and documented as part of the exhibit. Follow our hashtag #RecreateAtUM to watch an ever-transforming portfolio of art.


Traditional Ukrainian Folk Headdresses: The Borshchiv and Zalishchyky Districts
July 1, 2017 – April 27 2019
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 against evil. 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. Traditional Ukrainian Folk Headdresses: The Borshchiv and Zalishchyky Districts is comprised of wedding wreaths for brides and bridesmaids, men's headwear, married women's headwraps, as well as accessories and decorative items such as woven sashes and gerdany (seed beaded strips).

Timeless Treasures: Recently Acquired Folk Costumes and Textiles
November 12, 2017 – February 24, 2019
This new collection on display for the first time features more than 80 exquisite items added to The Ukrainian Museum's extensive collection of textile art: 20 complete folk costumes from various regions of Ukraine, intricately woven wrap skirts, richly embroidered shirts and ritual cloths, elaborate headdresses, accessories, outerwear, and much more drawn from a recent major acquisition of mid-19th to mid-20th century costumes and textiles.

October 7, 2018 – February 17, 2019
The Andy Warhol: Endangered Species series from 1983 includes: Bighorn Ram, Black Rhinoceros, Grevy's Zebra, Orangutan, San Francisco Silverspot, African Elephant, Bald Eagle, Siberian Tiger, Pine Barrens Tree Frog, and Giant Panda, as well as the 1985 silkscreen, Sea Turtle. An important component of the show at The Ukrainian Museum is a section dedicated to Andy Warhol's early years growing up in Pittsburgh. At the vanguard of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol is recognized as one of its greatest architects. But the influences from his youth, when he was immersed in the culture of his Carpatho-Rusyn origins, impacted his evolution into a world-renowned artist. This exhibition not only features the still relevant Endangered Species series, but also looks at Andy's heritage and other inspirations from his early years that spurred him along the path toward becoming one of the most influential American artists. Augmenting the Endangered Species exhibition are several early drawings by Andy Warhol, as well as a few personal artifacts and family photo prints.

Vertep (Ukrainian Puppet Theater) and Ukrainian Christmas Traditions
November 23, 2018 – February 3, 2019
The two-story portable wooden structure with hand-made puppets represent a traditional Ukrainian Nativity scene. The display also includes a traditional table setting for Christmas Eve supper.

.RAW | Ukraine on the Front Lines
November 18, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Photographs by 33 photographers documenting a Ukraine in transition since the days of the Revolution of Dignity and through the ongoing war with Russia in the East.

PYSANKA: Guardian of Life
March 4 – November 18, 2018
The display includes a selection ofpysanky(Ukrainian Easter eggs) from the Museum's permanent collection, with examples of regional styles and various motifs. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the award-winning documentary filmPysanka(15 min., English) by Slavko Nowytski, which describes the process of creating traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.

YAROSLAVA Surmach Mills: Retrospective
March 7 – September 23, 2018
An exhibition of Yaroslava Surmach Mills' (1925–2008) wide-ranging work showcasing more than eighty objects including glass paintings, etchings, icons, books, a selection of the artist's pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs), card reproductions of numerous glass paintings, and drawings. Examples of the stained-glass windows she designed, as well as other images, are presented in visual projections. Critically, the exhibition places special emphasis on Surmach Mills' unique reverse glass paintings that depict and illuminate Ukrainian folk life.

Prints and Paintings by Bohdan Borzemsky: Retrospective
September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018
The exhibition Prints and Paintings by Bohdan Borzemsky: Retrospective at The Ukrainian Museum celebrates Bohdan Borzemsky (b. 1923 in Kolomiya, Ukraine) by showcasing a selection of works that represent the various styles and aspects developed by the artist during his long and prolific creative career.

The Basketweavers of Iza
Photographs by Anna Voitenko
April 9 – November 12, 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 November 12, 2017.

December 11, 2016 – September 24, 2017
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.

Life in Wood
May 11, 2014 – June 28, 2017
Selections of everyday and decorative objects made of wood from the Museum's permanent collection.

Revolution of Dignity. Art Exhibit: Images from Ukraine's Maidan, 2013–2014
February 15 – June 26, 2017 (Extended)
The Maidan protests in the winter of 2013–2014 spurred an enormous outpouring of creative expression among participants and supporters, within Ukraine and across the global community: from visual art to musical productions, from performances to poetry. These creative works invoked the joys and the horrors of protest and inspired the current exhibition, which is presenting visual art from the following Kyiv artists throughout the US and Ukraine: Julia Beliaeva, Gleb Vysheslavskyy, Anton Hauk, Olena Golub, Marianna Honcharenko, Andriy Yermolenko, Nick Zavilinskyi, Marian Luniv, Olexa Mann, Roman Mykhailiuk, Anastasia Nekypila, Maria Pavlenko, Ivan Semesyuk, Andrey Sidorenko, Tetiana Rusetska, Irena Khovanets, and Oksana Chepelyk.

Carpathian Echoes: Textile Materials and Technology in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania and Ukraine
October 9, 2016 – March 12, 2017
Carpathian Echoes comprises common textile materials and technologies that were characteristic of the Carpathian Mountains in both Romania and Ukraine during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The exhibition features several complete costumes, both women's and men's, as well as more than forty individual objects representative of the two neighboring cultures demonstrating the rich, colorful, and sophisticated textiles from the mountain region.

40 Years of Exhibition Posters at The Ukrainian Museum (1976–2016)
April 8, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Selected posters from the Museum's many exhibitions since its establishment 40 years ago, in conjunction with the Museum's year-long anniversary celebration.

Vertep (Ukrainian Puppet Theater) and Ukrainian Christmas Traditions
December 3, 2016 – January 22, 2017

In Metal, On Paper: Coins, Banknotes, and Postage Stamps of Independent Ukraine, 1991-2016
September 11 – November 27, 2016
Coins, stamps, and other collectibles from Ukraine will be displayed in specially designed cases with dramatic lighting. Interactive features in the exhibition will offer additional information, along with a bi-lingual catalogue and brochure.

Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920
September 11 – November 27, 2016
The symbols found in the paper currency of independent Ukraine in the early 20th century consciously connected with Ukraine's historical past to invoke precedence and to encourage a narrative of political continuity. Collectors, historians, art lovers, and children will enjoy this exhibition of vintage paper currency. It is accompanied by a bi-lingual catalogue and brochure.

PYSANKA: The Ukrainian Easter Egg
February 28 – November 27, 2016
More than 400 beautifully decorated pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) from the Museum's permanent collection. The exhibition is complemented by a series of glass paintings with Easter and spring themes by Jaroslava Surmach Mills.

Orest Skop: Cossack Mamai
June 12 – October 2, 2016 EXTENDED!
The mythological figure of Cossack Mamai has a very special place in the pantheon of Ukrainian folkloric and mythological images. 'Sacred warrior, warrior ancestor, hero warrior, warrior-musician and warrior-philosopher' – all these uniquely Ukrainian images have become somewhat of a calling card for Ukrainian folk art. Deeply rooted in prehistoric traditions and mythology, today Ukrainian folk artists view this character as a reflection of the most typical traits and mentality of the Ukrainian Cossack – a combination of strong warrior-defender and lyrical kobza-playing bard-musician (kobzar) with a relaxed attitude towards life. Orest Skop dedicates his collection of Cossack Mamai paintings to those who were exterminated in 1934 on an order given by Joesph Stalin – 337 kobzars, most of them blind, together with the children who acted as their seeing-eye guides, perished in the bloodbath.

Jacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives
March 13 – August 28, 2016 EXTENDED!
The year 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Ukrainian Museum, and an exhibition of the works of Jacques Hnizdovsky (1915-1985) is especially appropriate for the Museum's year-long celebration. Hnizdovsky embodies the ethos of post-World War II Ukrainian artists of the diaspora. He ranks among that generation's most distinguished and accomplished figures. And he designed the Museum's logo for its debut in 1976. Jacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives is comprised of more than 100 works by Hnizdovsky, including oils, woodcuts, linocuts, ceramics, sculptures, drawings, and more.

Sixty Years an Artist: A Retrospective Exhibition of Works by Zenowij Onyshkewych
September 27, 2015 – June 5, 2016 (EXTENDED)
A comprehensive exhibition featuring the work of Zenowij Onyshkewych (b. 1929), a prolific Ukrainian American artist, whose oeuvre includes a wide range of mediums spanning sixty years of creative expression. This retrospective exhibition spanning his artistic career primarily showcases his landscapes, but also includes portraits and caricatures executed in oils, watercolors, and ink or pencil. The exhibition is comprised of more than 70 paintings and drawings. The artist studied with Reginald Marsh, one of the best known chroniclers of 1930s and 40s New York, and American Impressionist, Robert Philipp.

Heroes for Freedom
November 22, 2014 – February 28, 2016
Photographs and artifacts
The ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine is vividly understood in this exhibition of photographs and artifacts. Many of the items are on loan from the personal collection of U.S.-born Markian Paslawsky, who became a citizen of Ukraine, and after joining a volunteer battalion, lost his life in the battle for Ilovaisk. This exhibition is a tribute to him, and all the other heroes of the Maidan, and the war in Eastern Ukraine

The Ukrainian Diaspora: Women Artists 1908–2015
October 18, 2015 – February 14, 2016
First major exhibition to examine the relationship between Ukrainian identity and women artists beyond the borders of geographic Ukraine. The exhibition features over 100 works by 44 artists, primarily from North America, where the largest artist population resides, but also from Europe.
Participating artists:
Roxolana Luczakowsky Armstrong, Liliana Berezowsky, Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak, Christina Debarry, Sonia Delaunay, Maria Dolnytska, Inka Essenhigh, Anya Farion, Slava Gerulak, Adrianna Tytla Henkels, Motria Jackewych Holowinsky, Natalka Husar, Nina Klymovska, Alexandra Diachenko Kochman, Alexandra Kowerko, Kateryna Krychevska-Rosandich, Jaroslava Lialia Kuchma, Christina Kudryk, Daria Hulak Kulchytsky, Sophia Lada, Marta Huley Legeckis, Halyna Mazepa, Yaroslava Surmach Mills, Olia Mishchenko, Liudmyla Morozova, Chrystya Olenska, Arcadia Olenska-Petryshyn, Irma Osadsa, Aka Pereyma, Christina Pereyma, Vaka Pereyma, Lidia Piaseckyj, Yulia Pinkusevich, Natalia Pohrebinska, Romana Rainey, Christina Saj, Tamara Skrypka, Ilona Sochynsky, Halyna Tytla, VALYA, Marta Hirniak Voyevidka, Patricia Zalisko, Sophia Zarytska, Iryna Homotiuk Zielyk.

Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the 1910s and 1920s
February 15 – October 4, 2015 (Extended)
The first of its kind outside Ukraine to feature important contributions to the theater arts in the 1910s and 1920s by modernist Ukrainian artists, the exhibition tells the story of an avant-garde that generated innovation, entrepreneurship, and, to a large extent, social engagement with contemporary issues. Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde showcases 125 original art works for the theater by 13 artists, many who were exiled or executed during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s for their perceived political beliefs. The exhibition comprises 142 objects on loan from the collection of the Museum of Theater, Music, and Cinema Arts of Ukraine in Kyiv including art works on paper of costume, set, and makeup design, photographs, and original posters.

The Tales and Myths of Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
March 29 – October 4, 2015 (Extended)
Petrovsky-Shtern brings together the color of East European avant-garde, the warmth of Ukrainian folk painting, and the message of traditional Jewish texts. Although Petrovsky-Shterns main fields of interest are history and literature, ranging from the Jewish Middle Ages to Hasidic folklore, from the prose of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to the Ukrainian renaissance of the 1920s, it is on canvas that the depth of his knowledge of various religions and cultures is transformed into a mysterious world of tales and myths.

Petrykivka: The Soul of Ukraine — Ukraines UNESCO Treasure
May 9 – September 13, 2015 (Extended)
Petrykivka: The Soul of Ukraine is an exhibition of unique Ukrainian folk art organized by The Ukrainian Museum and the art collectors Yuri Mischenko and Natalie Pawlenko, whose private collection reflects a variety of Petrykivka styles. The thirty-five works on exhibit are supplemented by paintings from the collections of Anna Hursky de Vassal, and Renata Holod and Oleh Tretiak. The paintings of 17 artists represented span four generations; each of the works is being shown for the first time in the United States.

PYSANKA: Guardian of Life
March 14 – September 13, 2015 (Extended)
More than 500 Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) from the Museum's permanent collection complemented by a series of glass paintings by Jaroslava Surmach Mills. Visitors also have the opportunity to watch the award-winning 15 min. documentary film Pysanka by Slavko Nowytski, which beautifully demonstrates the process of creating these traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.

No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates
A Photographic and Sonic Exploration
March 30, 2014 – March 22, 2015 (EXTENDED!)
Revival of an exhibition from 2010 in support of the Crimean Tatars, with photographs by Alison Cartwright and sound installation by Maria Sonevytsky

Yara at 25: Looking Back/Moving Forward
January 25 – March 8, 2015 (LAST CHANCE!)
Costumes, instruments, photographs, props and videos from Yaras productions at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York, and from performances and research expeditions in Ukraine, Buryat Republic in Siberia, Kyrgyzstan, China and Japan.

Members Collect I
Selected works, many by major Ukrainian artists, from the private collections of members of The Ukrainian Museum.
Dec 20, 2014 – February 3, 2015 (EXTENDED!)

In Shevchenko's Land
March 29, 2014 – January 11, 2015 (EXTENDED!)
Folk art and traditions in the land of Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon (1814–1861)
Major exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of Ukraine's foremost cultural icon, Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko, on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
May 17 – November 30, 2014 (Extended)
Original works by T. Shevchenko

The Price of Ukrainian Freedom: Through the Lens of a War Photographer
Photographs from Maidan and Donetsk by Ruslan Hanushchak
October 12 – November 9, 2014

Posters from EuroMaidan
September 24 – October 5, 2014
The exhibition returned one year later to commemorate the crisis that began on November 21, 2013 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

We Are All Ukraine
May 17 – September 21, 2014 Extended!
Contemporary works by Waldemart Klyuzko. A reflection of recent events in Ukraine and protests organized in the U.S.

Posters from EuroMaidan
December 13, 2013 – June 1, 2014 (extended)

Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
March 22 – May 11, 2014 (extended)

Hutsul and Black-smoked Ceramics
April 28, 2013 – May 11, 2014 (extended)

A Collection Revisited
Paintings and Sculptures from the Museum's permanent collection
January 26 – April 13, 2014 (extended)

Propaganda and Slogans: The Political Poster in Soviet Ukraine, 1919-1921
20 October, 2013 – March 9, 2014 (extended) (official opening – November 2, 2013, 7 p.m.)

Vertep (Ukrainian Puppet Theater) and Ukrainian Christmas Traditions
December 1, 2013 – January 26, 2014

Give Up Your Daily Bread…Holodomor: the Totalitarian Solution
20 October – 29 December, 2013

Works by artist Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak
20 October – 29 December, 2013

Out of Tradition: Contemporary Decorative and Applied Art
April 28 – October 6, 2013

Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
February 17 – September 22, 2013

Ron Kostyniuk: Art as Nature Analogue (renamed Art-Nature-Art)
Traveling exhibition: March 22 – April 7, 2013
Ukrainian Institute of America (www.ukrainianinstitute.org)

Ukrainian Kilims: Journey of a Heritage
February 12, 2012 – March 21, 2013 (EXTENDED!)

The Ukrainian Museum: 35 Years in Print
February 12 – March 21, 2013 (EXTENDED!)

Ron Kostyniuk: Art as Nature Analogue
October 21, 2012 – March 10, 2013

Vertep (Ukrainian Puppet Theater) and Ukrainian Christmas Traditions
December 1, 2012 – February 1, 2013

Special exhibition!
Holodomor: Genocide by Famine
November 11 – 25, 2012

PYSANKA: The Ukrainian Easter Egg
March 1 – November 4, 2012

A Singular Vision: Ilona Sochynsky, Retrospective of Painting
May 13 – October 7, 2012

Borys Kosarev: Modernist Kharkiv, 1915-1931
December 4, 2011 – May 2, 2012

Vertep (Ukrainian Puppet Theater) and Ukrainian Christmas Traditions
November 30, 2011 – January 29, 2012

Invitation to a Wedding: Ukrainian Wedding Textiles and Traditions
December 5, 2010 – January 11, 2012 (EXTENDED)

The Worlds of Sviatoslav Hordynsky
May 22 – November 13, 2011

Annual exhibit
Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg
March 26 – November 27, 2011

Wedding Embroidery from Eastern Podillia
December 5, 2010 – October 2, 2011 (EXTENDED)

Slideshow installation: September 11, 2001 and after…
September 9 – 18, 2011

Inside Chornobyl
April 17 – May 8, 2011

Opanas Zalyvakha – The Road to Truth
January 23 – April 3, 2011

New Acquisitions
Selected Paintings and Sculptures

October 10, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg
March 6 – November 28, 2010

No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates
May 16– October 31, 2010

Ukraine–Sweden: At the Crossroads of History (XVII–XVIII Centuries)
April 25 – October 31, 2010

Mazepa in Print
April 25 – October 31, 2010


The Gift of Art: Major Gift of Arcadia Olenska-Petryshyn Paintings
December 16, 2009 – September 26, 2010

  Fine Art / Folk Art: A Dialogue
June 14, 2009 – March 15, 2010

Vertep Christmas display and annual Christmas tree
December 12 – January 24, 2010

In Full Bloom: The Pysanky of Folk Artist Iryna Bilianska
March 11 – November 29, 2009

New York Press Photographers Association
The Year in Pictures

September 30 – November 8, 2009

Igor Grechanyk: Dreams of Ukraine
September 24 and 25, 2009

A Generous Vision: A Major Gift of Works by Mychajlo Moroz
January 25 – September 20, 2009

  Futurism and After: David Burliuk, 1882-1967
October 31, 2008 – April 5, 2009

  Holodomor: Genocide by Famine
May 27, 2008 through January 11, 2009

  The Mapping of Ukraine: European Cartography and Maps of Early Modern Ukraine, 1550-1799
April 20 – October 12, 2008

  The Cossacks: Their Art & Style
April 20 – October 12, 2008

  Thread to the Past: Ukrainian Folk Art from the 1933 World's Fair
October 7, 2007 – May 8, 2008

  A Collection Revealed:
The Ukrainian Museum at 30—Paintings and Sculptures

May 13, 2007 – April 6, 2008

  The Ukrainian Insurgent Army: A History of Ukraine's Unvanquished Freedom Fighters
October 14 – December 2, 2007

Pysanka: Vessel of Life
March 3 – September 30, 2007

  Yurij Trytjak: Photography, 1965-2005
June 24 – September 30, 2007

Ukrainian Sculpture and Icons: History of Their Rescue
December 10, 2006 – August 5, 2007

Paintings from the Estate of Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky
April 13 – June 3, 2007

Crossroads: Modernism in Ukraine, 1910-1930
November 5, 2006 - April 29, 2007

Jacques Hnizdovsky...In Color and in Black & White
June 11, 2006 - November 12, 2006

This exhibition featuring the critically acclaimed painter and printmaker Jacques Hnizdovsky (1915-1985) showcased a body of work spanning a nearly fifty-year career that had its origins in Ukraine and culminated in the United States.


TRAVELING EXHIBITION (The Chazen Museum of Art)
Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity

August 26 to November 26, 2006

Organized by the Ukrainian Museum in New York with the cooperation of The Archipenko Foundation, this exhibition featured about sixty sculptures in bronze, terra cotta, and aluminum as well as sculpto-paintings, constructions that dissolve the boundaries between two-dimensional and three-dimensional space by capitalizing on the interaction between form, color, and space.



Ukrainian Easter Eggs Herald Spring at The Ukrainian Museum
March 25, 2006 - November 4, 2006

The art of creating Ukrainian pysanky (from the word pysaty - to write) has been handed down from generation to generation. Although most of the relevance of the intricate designs and patterns, as well as the use of specific colors, has been lost over time, decorating pysanky and adhering to some of the customs associated with this craft have remained a strong tradition among the Ukrainian people to this day.



Traveling Exhibit
"Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity"
Smith College Museum of Art (Massachusetts)

March 31 - July 30 2006

Northampton, MA - In the first two decades of the twentieth century Paris was a dynamic center of the arts. It was home to artists Picasso and Matisse, as well as other creative minds who gathered at Gertrude Stein's salons to discuss art, science, literature, and related topics. In 1908, it was to the French capital that the young Alexander Archipenko, who had studied art in Kyiv, Ukraine, and in Moscow, went to distinguish himself as an artist. Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity, a major retrospective exhibition on view at the Smith College Museum of Art from March 31 to July 30, 2006, traces Archipenko's work across his career, revealing the artist as an influential force in the history of modern art...



Chornobyl + 20: This Is Our Land We Still Live Here
March 12 2006 - May 28 2006

Ukrainian Museum Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Chornobyl Disaster with Multi-Media Exhibition Chronicling Life in Affected Areas.



Selections from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Arts Collection
October 22 - November 27, 2005

The exhibition featured paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Ukrainian artists who lived and worked in the 20th century both in Ukraine and abroad.


The Tree of Life, the Sun, the Goddess: Symbolic Motifs in Ukrainian Folk Art
Folk art exhibition continues celebration of opening of new Ukrainian Museum facility

November 20 2005 - October 15 2006

More than one hundred artifacts drawn from the Museum's extensive folk art collection were included in the exhibition. The curator of the exhibition was Lubow Wolynetz, curator of the Museum's folk art collection. Ms. Wolynetz has curated more than a dozen folk art exhibitions at the Museum, written extensively on various aspects of Ukrainian folk art and traditions for the Museum's catalogues, and lectured widely on the subject.



Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity
April 3 2005 - September 18 2005

The new facility of The Ukrainian Museum in New York City opened on April 3, 2005, with the inaugural exhibition Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity, consisting of some 65 sculptures and sculpto-paintings of one of the 20th century's most innovative and influential artists.



March 1 2003 - February 1 2005

Pysanka, the Ukrainian Easter egg is the first herald of spring at The Ukrainian Museum. Traces of snow may still be on the ground and winter winds may fiercely whip around the corners in our city, but at the Museum the glorious colors of spring emerge with the unpacking of pysanky, in preparation for this eagerly awaited annual exhibition.



November 10 - December 4, 2003

As an unprecedented event, the exhibition HOLODOMOR: The Great Man-Made Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933 opened in the Visitors' Lobby of the United Nations in New York City on November 10, 2003. Among the hundreds of people who came to the opening were numerous United Nations dignitaries, members of the Ukrainian diplomatic corps, civic leaders, researchers and scholars. The exhibit was one in a series of events during a week-long commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Ukraine's greatest tragedy.



Post WWII Ukrainians in DP camps - Lecture by Historian Orest Subtelny
March 7 2003

If you've ever heard snippets of stories about your parents' or grandparents' experiences in the post-war Displaced Persons camps, you would have enjoyed hearing the lecture by historian Orest Subtelny at the Ukrainian Museum in New York. Over the course of an hour and a half offering context and substance Professor Subtelny vividly illustrated what he termed the "mobilized" lifestyle of many Ukrainians who found themselves without a homeland (or home) in Europe at the end of the Second World War.



Commemorations of September 11th 2001 at The Ukrainian Museum
September 11 2002 - November 8 2002

The aim of the exhibition is twofold: to mark the first anniversary of the horrific and painful events of September 11, 2001; and to reaffirm America's freedoms, which have sustained us through the recovery and rebuilding process during the past year.



Art Nouveau in the architecture of Lviv, Ukraine

April 2002 - July 2002

Ornament is Not a Crime, the title chosen for this exhibition, is a reference to the radical dictum proclaimed at the dawn of the 20th century by the great Austrian architect Adolf Loos. In the Ornament und Verbrechen and his other theoretical works, the renowned master of avant-garde architecture argued for the complete removal of ornamentation from architectural designs, as he considered the phenomenon of ornament to be akin to crime. The thrust of Loos' radical criticism was, in the first instance, aimed at the Art Nouveau style, immensely popular around the 1900s and nevertheless condemned as an anachronism by the end of the first decade of the 20th century.



December 2001 - February 2002

The exhibition features icons made by Ukrainian folk artists in the 18th and 19th centuries in the regions of Central Ukraine These unique folk masterpieces are part of a private collection of Lidia Lykhach. In the 1980s, as a journalist, she traveled through many villages of the Cherkasy oblast' in Ukraine with ethnographers Halyna and Mykola Kornienko, and it was there that she first became acquainted and completely enchanted with the folk icon. The majority of icons in her extensive collection are presently housed in the Center for Folk Culture "Ivan Honchar Museum" in Kyiv. L. Lukhach is currently the editor-in-chief of the scholarly art journal "Rodovid" based in Kyiv.



Three Generations of Cholodny Artists
April - December 2001

The exhibition entitled Three Generations of Cholodny Artists featured paintings and icons of Petro Cholodny the Elder (1876-1930), those of his son, Petro Cholodny the Younger (1902-1990), and of Andrew Charyna (1951 - ), grandson of Petro Cholodny the Younger.



From the Permanent Collection:

New addition to the Permanent Folk Art Exhibition is comprised of rushnyky (ritual cloths) and wedding trees. The rushnyky are from the Poltava region and Sumy oblast' in northeastern Ukraine, and date from the second half of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century. This exhibit features two types of rushnyky- woven and embroidered.



From the Permanent Collection:

The newest addition to the Permanent Exhibition is the Children's Exhibition. On display are traditional children's folk costumes- shirts, sheepskin jackets, footwear and headdresses..



The Art of Halyna Mazepa

September 2000 - February 2001

An exhibition of works of Halyna Mazepa opened at The Ukrainian Museum on Sunday, September 17, 2000. An illustrated, bilingual catalogue with an essay by Bohdan Pevny on the life and creative achievements of the artist is available.



The Preservation of an Ancient Tradition
The Ukrainian Museum's Annual Pysanka Exhibition

April 2000 - August 2000

The Ukrainian Museums annual pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) exhibition, Pysanka, Safeguarding an Ancient Tradition was on display through July 31, 2000. This year's exhibition was dedicated to several contemporary artisans who were instrumental in the preservation, revival, and popularization of the art of the pysanka.




December 1999 - March 2000

Vasyl Krychevsky was one of Ukraine's most outstanding public figures of the 20th century - architect, artist, scholar and educator. The Ukrainian Musem predsents an exhibition honoring Krychevsky's paintings and drawings, and a lecture by Prof. Myroslava Mudrak on the architectural style used in his design of the "Zemstvo" building.





Lecture/slide presentation of the excavations at Khersones on the Krym (Crimea) peninsula in Ukraine.


Scythian Gold from Ukraine


Scythians, the ancient nomadic people that lived on the northern shores of the Black Sea from the seventh to about the second centuries B.C. and their remarkable artistry with gold was be discussed by Dr. Lada Onyshkevych in a lecture/slide presentation at The Ukrainian Museum.


Treasures of Ukraine in Photographs by Hryhorij Lohvyn

October 1999 - November 1999

Photographic exhibition entitled "Guardian of the Past Hryhorij Lohvyn: Architectural Monuments of Ukraine in Photographs by H. N. Lohvyn." The photographs show architectural landmarks, including examples of Ukrainian Baroque and wooden churches.




Footprints into the Past: Archaeological Excavations of the Medieval City of Kamianets-Podilsky in Ukraine.


Collector's Bounty: Pushkar and Rak Collections

June 1999 - September 1999

Collectors' Bounty: Selections of Paintings and Drawings from the Fine Arts Collection of The Ukrainian Museum exhibition offera a rich palette of art works of some of the most important, best known, admired and beloved Ukrainian artists. The exhibition was developed from paintings and drawings that were recently donated to the Museum from the collections of Dr. Wolodymyr Pushkar, and the Estate of Bohdan and Oksana Rak.



March 21, 1999 - through June 6, 1999

The Ukrainian Museum's exhibition of pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs, was this year presented in the work of two outstanding Ukrainian artists. The exhibition featured the traditional decorated eggs created by Tania Osadca, and the multifaceted contemporary works of art by Aka Pereyma. The exhibition, entitled "PYSANKA, UKRAINE'S CULTURAL ICON: Preserved in the Traditional Form by Tania Osadca and in the Contemporary Art of Aka Pereyma" opened on March 21, 1999 and was shown through June 6, 1999.



February 1999 - March 1999

The paintings of Ukrainian artist Mykola Krychevsky (11/24/1898-9/11/1961) opened at The Ukrainian Museum on Saturday, February 20, 1999 for a run of two weeks, until March 7, 1999. The paintings were on loan from the Krychevsky family collection. The exhibition was billed as a "farewell exhibit" to the works of the artist. Following this exhibition and a short showing of the paintings on March 10th at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, DC, they were permanently relocated to museums in Ukraine.



December 1998 - February 1999

The Ukrainian Museum opened an exhibition of lithographs by Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964), as well as oil paintings and watercolors by Oleksa Hryshchenko (Alexis Gritchenko) (1883-1977) on Sunday, December 6, 1998.


The Village of Uhryniv of the Sokal Region
(Exhibit closed November 1, 1998)

The following images are reproduced from the catalogue published on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition. Please refer to the Gift Shop page for information about obtaining the exhibition catalogue.

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The Uhryniv choir, (260K, *.gif)
Cantor Oleksander Hnatiuk is seated in the center. Teacher Luka Sych, in the front row, immigrated to Canada, 1923.

Women's shirts, (55K, *.jpg)
Left:Catalogue number 29. 1930s.
A young maiden's mourning shirt, made from fine semi-bleached linen cloth and decorated with polychrome cross-stitch embroidery. The main floral design comprises wide floral and geometric designs placed above and below rows of imitation insertion stitches so that they mirror each other. Lower on the sleeve are four floral sprays and a narrow floral band. The cuffs are decorated with flower and strawberry motifs edged with a geometric design.

Right: Catalogue number 30. 1930s.
A young maiden's shirt, made from fine bleached linen cloth and decorated with polychrome cross-stitch embroidery in an interesting combination of blue and yellow colors.

Embroidery fragment, (110K, *.jpg)
1920s. Embroidery fragment from a young maiden's mourning shirt.

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UKRAINE AND BYZANTIUM - Lecture May 23, 1997

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