Today, April 17, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Lubomyr Romankiw, an IBM digital pioneer and one of the most distinguished Ukrainian Institute’s members. As a 1986 IBM Fellow and researcher at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown
Did you know that a significant collection of Ukrainian books arrived at the New York Public Library? Ottendorfer Branch has received over one hundred contemporary titles in Ukrainian. Lyubka and Saramago, Izdryk and Modiano, LeGuin and Hawking, J K Rowling and Orwell are all together on the shelves of the first floor of a library where Brecht once spoke.
Art at the Institute, the visual arts programming division of The Ukrainian Institute of America, presented its first exhibition of the Spring season on Friday evening, March 23, with an opening reception introducing eloquent landscape paintings, titled
Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture and unite with beautiful mountain surroundings. Camp dates: July 7 – 15, 2018.
Make sure you don’t miss the new film Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine, now playing at Manhattan’s Cinema Village through Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Art at the Institute was pleased to present Five Elements of War, an installation of multimedia artworks by Ukrainian artist-activists Daria Marchenko and Daniel Green depicting their critical commentary on and reaction to the recognized causes, turmoil and consequences of the ongoing Russian military aggression and war waged in eastern Ukraine.
The GoCamp project within GoGlobal initiative is calling for volunteers from all over the world to come to Ukraine and teach English, German or French to Ukrainian children at summer camps.
Julia Blue was shot entirely in Ukraine and beautifully depicts the country and her people in the post-Maidan era. It is the first American Independent narrative feature film to be entirely shot in Ukraine with an all Ukrainian cast and crew. The team is currently in the final stages of finishing the film and preparing for a top US festival world premiere in 2018.
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.
Do not miss an award-winning immersive guerrilla folk-opera about the 2014 Maidan. Counting Sheep in New York only until December 17th.