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PAST EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS
Jacques Hnizdovsky...In Color and in Black & White
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)
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
HOLODOMOR EXHIBIT AT THE UNITED NATIONS
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
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
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.
ORNAMENT IS NOT A CRIME
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.
THE UKRAINIAN FOLK ICON, 18TH - 19TH CENTURY
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
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 MazepaSeptember 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 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.
THE ART OF VASYL KRYCHEVSKY AT THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUMDecember 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.
"UKRAINIAN POMPEII" MEDIEVAL KHERSONES REVISITED10/29/99
Lecture/slide presentation of the excavations at Khersones on the Krym (Crimea) peninsula in Ukraine.
Scythian Gold from Ukraine10/21/99
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 LohvynOctober 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.
UKRAINE'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES. ARCHAEOLOGIST AND SCHOLARS LECTURE AT THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM.9/7/99
Footprints into the Past: Archaeological Excavations of the Medieval City of Kamianets-Podilsky in Ukraine.
Collector's Bounty: Pushkar and Rak CollectionsJune 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.
PYSANKA (Ukrainian Easter Egg) and CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION at THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUMMarch 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.
MYKOLA KRYCHEVSKY EXHIBIT AT THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUMFebruary 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.
CELEBRATING PRIVATE COLLECTORSDecember 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 PRESERVATION OF A HERITAGE
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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Women's shirts, (55K, *.jpg)
Right: Catalogue number 30. 1930s.
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