Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine
The museum today consists of three exhibition spaces for permanent and temporary expositions (the entire 1st floor). Today it is the only museum in Ukraine 🇺🇦, where works of many artists from different artistic schools and directions of all regions of Ukraine from the 1930s to the present are kept.
The collection has more than five thousand works of painting, graphics, sculpture and decorative and applied arts.
It has over 750 authors.
Among them – widely known in Ukraine and the West, representatives of regional art schools: Kyiv – Nicholas Glushchenko Sergei Grigoriev, Mikhail Deregus Vladimir Kostecki, George Melikhov, Tatiana and Elena Yablonski John Kavaleridze Eugene Volobuev Boris Rapoport; Kharkiv – Adolf Constantinople, Alexander Khmelnitsky, Askhat Safarhalin, Gregory Tomenko, Evgeny Tregub Sergey Besedina; Odesa – Nikolay Pavlyuk, Vladimir Zauze, Vyacheslav Tokarev, Vladimir Filatov Konstantin Lomykin, Vladimir Vlasov, Adolf Loza, Nikolai Shelyuto Mikhail God, Albin Havdzinskyy, Yuri Egorov; Lviv – Ivan Trush, Olena Kulchytska, Alex Nowakowski, Roman Selsky, Carl Zvirynskyy, Lubomir Bear Roman Petruk, Emannuyil Mysko; Crimea – Fedor Zakharov, Peter Stolyarenko, Valentin Bernadsky, Viktor Tolochko, Valentina Tsvetkova, Anna Oleinik; Zakarpathia – Adalbert Erdely, Fedir Manaylo, Anton Kashshay, Andrei Kotsk, Ernest Kontratovich, Vladimir Nikita, Vyacheslav Prikhodko. And also works of the famous “Ukrainian Parisians” – Vasitl Khmelka and Mykola Vakar; New Yorkers – Abram Manevich and Mikhail Turovsky; Muscovites – Sergei Basiylev and Sergey Geta; Contemporary artists of the older and middle generations, young authors.
The museum has an active library; The theoretical and practical events take place in the lecture hall: master classes, lectures, seminars, round tables, conferences with the invitation of Ukrainian and foreign art historians, artists, curators, gallery owners and everyone interested in the state and problems of contemporary art in Ukraine and its presentation outside Ukraine. In the future, it is planned to open an art studio, introduce educational programs and programs for working with children of preschool and school age, because the museum is a place where children should feel comfortable, comfortable and relaxed, to acquire knowledge and to create.
According to founder Sergey Tsiupko Museum, “Purpose of museum – not only to collect and exhibit the artistic heritage of our people, but also to return the Ukrainian values in Ukraine. To return for those who consider themselves a citizen of Ukraine, loves this country and wants to see her strong and developed, cultured and educated. We dream about making our museum visited by a large number of Ukrainian art fans, with aim that our children receive aesthetic pleasure in the world of artistic images and feel respect for the artists of the past. Maybe some of you just want to relax, chat, or meet people who are close to the spirit. We are open to all and we invite you to plunge into the harmony of paintings, which will surely help to give birth to thoughts and feelings … “.
The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, explore and promote the art of Ukraine in the XX-XXI centuries.
Main directions of work of the museum:
- Research work on the basis of which the electronic catalog of the collection and information base of Ukrainian artists are created.
- Permanent replenishment of the collection: work with authors, collectors, research expeditions by regions of Ukraine.
- Conducting an intensive exhibition activity in order to present the works of the best domestic artists, regional art schools and outstanding phenomena in the history of Ukrainian painting. Presentation of domestic art abroad.
- Return of forgotten names of Ukrainian artists to the history of art.
- Returning the creative heritage of artists of the Ukrainian diaspora to the Motherland.
- Support for young talented artists.
- Educational programs of different levels.
Strategically important direction of our activity, as well as many museums of the world, is work with children of pre-school and school age. After all, the museum is a place where children should feel comfortable, relaxed, and ready to acquire knowledge and to create.