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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Timeless Treasures: Recently Acquired Folk Costumes and Textiles
Through January 6, 2019 Extended!
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.


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.


PYSANKA: Guardian of Life
March 4 – September 2, 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.


.RAW | Ukraine on the Front Lines
November 18, 2017 – April 29, 2018 Extended!
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.


Traditional Ukrainian Folk Headdresses: The Borshchiv and Zalishchyky Districts
July 1, 2017 – September 23, 2018 Extended!
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).




 


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