Congratulations to the Ukrainian Institute’s Artistic Director Dr. Solomiya Ivakhiv for being the 2019 Curtis Alumni Award recipient

Congratulations to the Ukrainian Institute’s Artistic Director Dr. Solomiya Ivakhiv for being the 2019 Curtis Alumni Award recipient

The Curtis Alumni Council announced the 2019 Alumni Award honoree, Solomiya Ivakhiv (Violin ’03). Solomiya received the award—which recognizes outstanding and long-term service to and involvement in Curtis, as well as outstanding achievement in or contribution to the music profession—at the Alumni Reunion this past October.

Frontline / Peace Life, an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty opened at the Ukrainian Institute of America

Art at the Institute was pleased to present Frontline / Peace Life, an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty, chronicling a generation of volunteer soldiers of the war in eastern Ukraine and their stories of a return to a marginalized existence, “peace-life,” as the war moves into its sixth year without resolution. The exhibition opened on January 16, 2020 and will continue through March 8, 2020.

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.

Holodomor Remembrance Day

Holodomor Remembrance Day

Today, November 23, 2019, marks the Holodomor Remembrance Day and the 86th anniversary of the Holodomor. Since 2006 it takes place every year on the fourth Saturday of November. On this day people in Ukraine and all over the world are lighting candles in memory of those killed during the genocide of 1932-33.

In 1932-33, Moscow’s Stalinist regime deliberately starved millions of Ukrainians to death in a man-made famine. Known as the Holodomor, the Ukrainian term for killing by starvation, the famine stands as one of the most horrendous genocides of the 20th century.

Today, October 14, Ukrainians celebrate the Feast of the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady (Покрова) and the Defender of Ukraine Day (День Захисників Вітчизни)

Today, October 14, Ukrainians celebrate the Feast of the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady (Покрова) and the Defender of Ukraine Day (День Захисників Вітчизни)

Today, October 14, Ukrainians celebrate the Feast of the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady (Покрова) and the Defender of Ukraine Day (День Захисників Вітчизни). According to Eastern Orthodox tradition, the apparition of Mary the Theotokos occurred during one of