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Pysanky (Easter Eggs) and Wooden Churches of Ukraine

Spring is around the corner and Easter close behind, together ushering in the season for making pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs) and for reviving ancient Ukrainian traditions signifying the renewal of life. The Museum's annual exhibition of pysanky, drawn from its extensive permanent collection, is highlighted by thematic glass paintings by Yaroslava Surmach Mills. This year, the exhibition features a selection of large photo prints of Ukrainian wooden churches. The architectural styles are coordinated with pysanky from the corresponding regions.

Alexander Archipenko: Selected works
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 the most important sculptor of the era.

RE:CREATE. Christina Sajs Transformative Paintings
Through April 27, 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
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).


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 will showcase original artifacts generously loaned by institutions and individual collectors from Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and the United States. The majority of the items will be exhibited for the first time. Among them are such rarities as the original Universal (Declaration) of the Directory announcing the unification of the Western Ukrainian National Republic Ukrainian and the National Republic into one state on January 22, 1919; the Petro Doroshenko Zaporozhian Infantry Regiments flag; memorabilia from key figures such as Volodymyr Vynnychenko; state papers from the UN Archives in Geneva documenting Ukraine joining the League of Nations; and state seals from the period: the Ukrainian Central Council and the Great Seal of the Ukrainian National Republic.





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