[Aaus-list] Taras Shevchenko weekend: Poetry Slam!, Forum, Concert, Roundtable. Thursday thru Sunday, October 23, 24, 25, 26

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The Ukrainian Museum

222 East 6th Street

New York, NY 10003

212-228-0110

212-228-1947 (fax)

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6 p.m.

"Shevchenko Poetry Slam!" 

An informal evening for members of the audience to read, perform, recite
their favorite Taras Shevchenko poems in Ukrainian, English, or any other
language (his work has been translated into some 60 languages!), or just
drop in to hear the words of the great bard and Father of the Ukrainian
Nation. Alexander Motyl will emcee. FREE with Museum admission.*

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1-6 p.m.

"Taras  Shevchenko and the Ukrainian Weltanschauung"

Forum on Shevchenko's influence on the Ukrainian language and literature, as
well as the national and social consciousness in Ukraine and abroad, and his
meaning for contemporary Ukraine and its future. Presentations will be made
by leading scholars such as Dr. Volodymyr Dibrova, Department of Slavic
Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, Dr. Taras Hunczak, Professor
Emeritus of History and Political Science, Rutgers University, Dr. Michael
Naydan, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Penn State
University, Dr. Anna Procyk, Professor of History, Kingsborough College,
City University of New York, and Dr. Yuri Shevchuk, Columbia University,
among others. Eugene Czolij, Esq., President of the Ukrainian World
Congress, will also participate, as will other socio-political activists and
members of the Ukrainian community. The working languages at the forum will
be Ukrainian and English. The Ukrainian Museum is co-sponsoring this event,
which is being coordinated by Dr. Volodymyr Zaryckyj, Director of the
Educational Council of the Ukrainian World Congress. Admission (incl.
reception, gallery access) is $15 (+$10 for evening event - see listing
below); $10 for members and seniors (+$5 for evening event); $5 for
students. PREREGISTRATION RECOMMENDED: Call 212-228-0110.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7:30 p.m.

Performance and Reading of Shevchenko's Finest Poetic Works

Ivan Bernatsky, Artistic Director of Ukrainian Studio of Drama in New York,
will present a rendition of Shevchenko works in Ukrainian. Keynote
presentation by a special guest from Ukraine. Admission (incl. reception,
gallery access) is $15; $10 for members and seniors; $5 for students.
Discounted admission for attendees of the Forum listed above if
pre-registered.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7:30 p.m.

Concert: "Shevchenko's Sources. 2014"

Bandura Downtown artistic director Julian Kytasty will present music and
images from the upcoming film Dzherela Shevchenka 2014, which chronicles a
musician's journey in the troubled late summer of 2014 through landscapes
and sites associated with Taras Shevchenko.   He will be joined by Kyiv poet
Taras Malkovych, who will present a selection of new texts and video by
young Ukrainian poets who address the same sources and themes, and dancer
Inka Juslin will provide "translation in movement" to complement English
translations prepared especially for this performance. Admission (incl.
reception, gallery access) is $15; $10 for members and seniors; $5 for
students.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 3-5 p.m.

"The Art  of Taras  Shevchenko: Style, Genre, Meaning"

Roundtable discussion with Zirka Filipczak, Professor of Art Williams
College; Jaroslaw Leshko, Professor Emeritus of Art History at Smith
College; Nicholas Sawicki, Assistant Professor in Art, Architecture and
Design, Lehigh University; Renata Holod, Professor, and Curator in the Near
East Section, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of
Pennsylvania. Admission (incl. reception, gallery access) is $15; $10 for
members and seniors; $5 for students.

 

 

The above events are in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition
Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon:

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/exhibitions/2014/shevchenko/

 

The exhibition, which includes original works from the National Museum of
Taras Shevchenko in Kyiv, Ukraine, will be on display through November 30,
2014. The exhibition catalogue is available online:

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/exhibitions/2014/shevchenko/?page_id=785

 

Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; 

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (thru Nov. 20 only)

* Admission: $8; seniors, students $6; 

   FREE for members, children age 12 and under

 

Visitor information:

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/visit.html

 

The Ukrainian Museum's film program is supported, in part, by public funds
from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the
City Council.

 

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