The Ukrainian painter Vasyl Diadyniuk does not possess much of a household name except in the more specialized of art historical circles. However, his paintings of luminaries from the annals of Ukrainian history — from the Princely era of Kyivan Rus’, the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia, to the Cossacks and the Hetman state, for example — ubiquitously appear in widely distributed illustrations, poster designs, book publishing, and even postcards.
Did you know that the Ukrainian Institute’s building was once owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art? Learn more fascinating facts about our historic building.
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Music at the Institute presented a concert “Destination: U.S.A.” Lions Gate Trio. Works by Haydn, Beethoven, Kolomiiets and Ravel performed by violinist Katie Lansdale, cellist Darrett Adkins and pianist Florence Millet.
The program included the world premiere of Ukrainian composer Maksym Kolomiiets’ Das Ende/The End (2015).
Take advantage of the time spent at home during this time of social distancing by learning the Ukrainian language!
Join a Facebook Live Webinar tomorrow, March 18, at 1:00 pm ET. CDC Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) will host a webinar and discuss the current state of the COVID-19 outbreak, what CDC is doing to respond to the outbreak, and how partners, organizations, and the public can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the US.
While staying at home and taking COVID-19 precautions enjoy a free online film “Ukrainer. The Movie.” It explores the rich diversity of Ukraine from the Black Sea to Chornobyl and from the Carpathian Mountains to the Donbas. The film consists of six stories that reflect an ordinary day of Ukraine created by unusual Ukrainians.
The Ukrainian American Youth Association (CYM) of New York/School of Ukrainian Studies, located in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan, organized an important fundraising event on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The fundraiser was organized by the Parents’ Committee and was seeking donations to support their cultural programs and upkeep of its facility.
On this day, six years ago, the most tragic episode of the Revolution of Dignity began in Ukraine
Between the 18th to the 20th February 2014, peaceful protestors were brutally killed on Institutska Street, Maidan Nezalezhnosti and the surrounding area in Kyiv. Several dozen people went missing, more than a thousand were injured, and hundreds were arrested and tortured by the regime of the then-President Viktor Yanukovych.
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.
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.