The Ukrainian Museum's collections of folk art, fine art, and archival material reflect the rich cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. The Museum's major exhibitions are accompanied by catalogues and supplemented by public programming, including films, lectures, concerts, tours, and workshops.
Free docent-led gallery tours at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. for Smithsonian Museum Day registrants.
(1) Ukrainian Kilims: Journey of a Heritage, an exhibition of selected kilims from The Ukrainian Museum's permanent collection includes some 40 prized examples of centuries-old weaving traditions, and attest to the arduous journey undertaken by Ukrainians escaping the ravages of war with their most cherished possessions. Dating from the late 18th century through the early 20th century, the selections reveal the wide array and richness of motifs and colors used in the weaving of Ukrainian kilims.
(2) A Singular Vision: Ilona Sochynsky, Retrospective of Painting is a comprehensive exhibition of more than 50 paintings, including many large-scale works from all phases of the artist's development, that presents an oeuvre of visual beauty, intelligence, intensity and complexity.
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