T h e U k r a i n i a n M u s e u m
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The Museum's holdings of Ukrainian folk art include one of the most important documented collections outside of Ukraine.
It features wedding and festive attire from various regions of Ukraine, ritual cloths (rushnyky) and kilims, and a broad selection of richly embroidered and woven textiles that exemplify regional diversity in their embroidery and weaving techniques and in the evolution and beauty of their design.
This unique collection also includes ceramics, metalwork, brass and silver jewelry, decorative wood objects, and an outstanding collection of Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky).
The fine Arts Collection comprises of paintings drawings, graphic works, and sculptures created by Ukrainian artists who worked in Ukraine, Europe, and the United States.
It includes one of the more important collections of the well-known primitif artist Nikifor (1896-1960), probably the largest collection of paintings and watercolors of Ukrainian artist and architect Vasyl Krychevsky (1873-1952), and nearly all of the works created in the United States by sculptor Chreshnovsky (1911-1994).
The collection also includes the works of other prominent Ukrainian artists, such as:
The archival holdings feature a very large and important collection of photographs and materials documenting the past one hundred years of the Ukrainian immigration in the United States.
The archives also contain rare photographs and documents pertaining to various aspects of the cultural, social and political life in Ukraine.
Included are photographs of Ukrainian architectural monuments and many unique portraits of individuals in their native dress. Rare books, maps, posters, stamps, coins, and paper currency are part of the archival holdings as well.
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