Frontline / Peace Life, an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty is now available for viewing online

Frontline / Peace Life, an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty is now available for viewing online

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 now is available for viewing online.

Today, March 19, Lina Kostenko, a major contemporary Ukrainian poet and writer, celebrates her 90th birthday!

Today, March 19, Lina Kostenko, a major contemporary Ukrainian poet and writer, celebrates her 90th birthday!

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. Kostenko’s poetry consists primarily of intimate, lyric poems and ‘social’ poems on the role and responsibility of a poet, particularly in a totalitarian society. Employing diverse rhythms, sophisticated language, a colloquial and aphoristic manner of writing, ranging from playful irony and humor to scathing satire, she is acknowledged as one of the best current Ukrainian poets

Ukrainian Institute of America Closure Notice | COVID-19

Ukrainian Institute of America Closure Notice | COVID-19

All of us at the Ukrainian Institute of America hope that this note finds you and those close to you healthy and safe and as well as can be expected in light of the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its related illness, COVID-19.

The wellbeing of our members, guests, employees, community and neighborhood are of utmost importance to us. As a result, out of an abundance of caution consistent with the recommendations of local and state health officials as well as those of the CDC, we have made the decision to close our building and exhibits to the public immediately, with the hope of reopening sometime in April.  We will be actively monitoring the situation in the coming days and weeks and will keep all of you apprised of any major developments or changes.

In the interim, our staff members will be working from home and will continue to be available to answer your calls and emails and any questions you may have.