Today, January 5th, we celebrate birthday of William Dzus, founder of the Ukrainian Institute of America

Today, January 5th, we celebrate birthday of William Dzus, founder of the Ukrainian Institute of America

With the end of World War II, William Dzus founded the Ukrainian Institute of America in 1948, for the purpose of promoting Ukrainian art, culture, music, and literature in the United States. At that time, the Ukrainian Institute was located in the Parkwood Mansion in West Islip. With increasing membership and growth, Dzus authorized Francis Clarke, treasurer of the Dzus Fastener Company, to look for new, larger quarters in New York City. The capacious Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, with its prestigious address and unique architectural style, was purchased in 1955 by the Ukrainian Institute of America, with the generous support of William Dzus.

Today we celebrate the life of the greatest Ukrainian philosopher and poet Hryhoriy Skovoroda

Today we celebrate the life of the greatest Ukrainian philosopher and poet Hryhoriy Skovoroda

Born on this day in 1722, he was educated at the Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Hryhoriy spent over 10 years in Kharkiv, teaching poetics, syntax, Greek, and ethics. After his dismissal from the college, he abandoned any hope of securing a regular position and spent the rest of his life wandering about eastern Ukraine. Financial support from friends enabled him to devote himself to reflection and writing. Most of his works were dedicated to his friends and circulated among them in manuscript copies.

The Ukrainian Institute of America exhibits forty intaglio prints by Ukrainian artist Oleh Denysenko

The Ukrainian Institute of America exhibits forty intaglio prints by Ukrainian artist Oleh Denysenko

Art at the Institute announces a special exhibition of forty intaglio prints by Ukrainian artist Oleh Denysenko, introducing recent works and archetypal selections from his graphic oeuvre of the past decade. The exhibition will open Friday, November 10, 2017 and continues through November 29. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, director of Art at the Institute, this exhibition marks the artist’s second solo show with The Ukrainian Institute of America.