The Ukrainian Museum is a testament to the art and ingenuity of the American-Ukrainians living in the USA. The museum was established in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women?s League of America with the goal of collecting and preserving the rich artistic culture of Ukrainians. One other goal of the Ukrainian museum is to showcase the fine artworks of Ukrainian artists, sculptors and painters from different eras.
The Ukrainian Museum is also home to several award-winning exhibitions with some even lasting for more than six months. Some of their traditional exhibits include Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg which usually runs from March all the way to November.
The museum has undergone several changes both internally and externally most notably in 2005 when the location was moved to Manhattan?s East Area in a building that was designed by world renowned Ukrainian architect George Sawicki.
The Ukrainian museum currently houses over 8,000 fine art collections which includes 20th century paintings, graphics, drawings and sculptures as done by a variety of Ukrainian artists including the famous Ukrainian painter Nikifor. The museum also houses the most number of art pieces done by Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky a noted Ukrainian artist and architect.
The American-Ukrainian community living around the Ukrainian Museum is also proud that it has been selected to become the sanctuary for most of the sculptures done by Mykhailo Chereshnovsky which were all done stateside. One other attraction for the Ukrainian Museum is the thousands of Ukrainian folk art preserved within the beautiful building. The items totaling 30,000 pieces include letters, photographs and documents of Ukrainians who have become significant not only for their countrymen but also for the rest of America.
Visitors of the Ukrainian Museum will also enjoy going through the rich culture and history of Ukraine as well as a well-documented tour of the immigration of Ukrainians into the United States which started in the 1800s.