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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Timeless Treasures: Recently Acquired Folk Costumes and Textiles
Through 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.


ANDY WARHOL: ENDANGERED SPECIES
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.


RE:CREATE. Christina Sajs Transformative Paintings
Ongoing
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 – March 3, 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).



COMING UP


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.


Alexander Archipenko
Starts February 2019


Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Starts March 2019

 


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