Every book about twentieth century art mentions Alexander Archipenko. While alive, he was acknowledged as one of the most acclaimed sculptors in the world. His works are in collections at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MoMa and Guggenheim Museum in New York, and at museums in Stockholm, Berlin and Tel-Aviv.
On May 19, 2016, Ukrainians celebrate Vyshyvanka Day. This is a day when people in Ukraine and abroad wear Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts, or vyshyvankas. Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirt is not just a beautiful garment, but a genetic code of
Watch a wonderful episode of “Bare Feet in NYC” that highlights Ukrainian culture.
Jamala, a Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent, won 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with her somber piece ‘1944′, about the mass deportation of her Crimean ethnic group under the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
For almost seven decades, the Ukrainian Institute has been promoting, through educational, professional and social activities, a greater awareness, knowledge and appreciation of Ukraine’s and Ukrainians’ rich culture, history and accomplishments.
The Chornobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. The detonation was caused by a systems test that was conducted by poorly-trained personnel. Human error led to the worst nuclear disaster in the world.
At McGill University, Quebec, Canada, the School of Architecture established an endowment to honor the teaching career of Emeritus Professor Radoslav Zuk who is a member of the Ukrainian Institute of America.
Kostenko played a significant role in the evolution of Ukrainian literature and culture from the 1960s onward. She was a leading representative of the Poets and Writers of the Sixties, an intellectual and cultural movement in Ukraine, which opposed the Soviet political regime.
An exhibition of 29 paintings by scholar and artist Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, entitled Folkways and Fantasies, opened on Saturday, February 27, and remained on view through March 9, 2016. Employing deceptively simple Jewish folk, religious, and cultural historical scenes as his foundation, Petrovsky-Shtern’s works chronicle and illustrate complex embodiments of real human celebration, drama, tragedy, and survival.
The artist’s paintings, artistic photographs, three-dimensional panels, installations and videos depict the tragic events of the hybrid war being brutally waged by Russian and Russian-backed forces in Ukraine. Mr. Zhuravel offers the visitors a look at the current events in Ukraine not in the form of a realistic documentary but as a metaphorical and phantasmagoric reflection with elements of surrealistic grotesque.