[Aaus-list] The Met's Stefan Szkafarowsky in Concert, June 4

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May 24, 2016


Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m.
Concert with Metropolitan Opera star Stefan Szkafarowsky, bass, organized by The Ukrainian Museum and UNWLA Branch 113 in celebration of the Museum’s 40th Anniversary. Szkafarowsky will perform compositions by M. Lysenko, Cole Porter, Rossini, I. Sonevytsky, Verdi, and others. Accompanist: Christine Karpevych, piano.

Admission: $25. Tickets are available online (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/display.php?cat=26) .


Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m.
The Ukrainian Museum Film Festival (UMFF)

Film Mezhyhiria, 2013, Ukraine, documentary by Volodymyr Tykhyy. Ukr./Rus. w/Eng. subtitles, 53 min.

Before the Euromaidan, investigative journalists Serhiy Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem, both of whom are now MPs in Ukraine’s parliament, and others, track the trail of ownership of the Mezhyhiria estate, once a public park and former State House, which mysteriously became a private estate owned by Viktor Yanukovych, then the President of Ukraine. Admission: $10.
Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. – UMFF
Short documentary films: (1) “Romani dream,” 2014, series directed by Roman Bondarchuk. They want to be model Ukrainian citizens: Diana, Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 4 min.; Myroslav, Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 6 min.; Denys, Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 5 min.; Renata, Romani/Rus. w/Eng. subtitles, 7 min. (2) Language (Mova) 2016, directed by Serhiy Lysenko. Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 16 min. Lysenko takes us to the East and South of Ukraine, where activists organize free Ukrainian language courses. (3) Serhiy Lysenko’s films Rotation (Rotatsiia), 2014, Ukraine, 6 min., Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles; The Southern Border (Pivdennyi kordon), 2014, Ukraine, 14 min., Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles. Admission: $10.


Sunday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m. – UMFF
Film Ivan the Powerful (Ivan Syla), 2013, Ukraine, feature film by Viktor Andriyenko. Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 89 min.

Ivan the Poweful tells the outstanding life story of Ivan Firtsak, who was born in June, 1899, in the Ukrainian village Bilky, in the Irshava district in Zakarpattia Oblast. At the age of 18 he became a performer with a Czechoslovak circus and traveled to 64 countries of the world, astonishing everybody with his victories. He was a weightlifting champion of Czechoslovakia, a bodybuilding champion of Europe. He earned the nickname "Strong Ivan Croton" for his incredible strength. Ivan Firtsak won a great number of single combats with famous wrestlers of the world. From hands of the Queen of England he received a helmet and a belt decorated with cold and diamonds. American press called him the strongest man of the XX century. In 1937 in the prime of his fame he came back to the homeland. - Written by Andriy Suyarko

Based on a true story, the film’s main character, Ivan Firtsak, went through many trials with dignity, he steeled his heart and became an invincible giant of strength and spirit. Perfect film for families with children! Light reception after the screening. Admission is $15; $10 for members, seniors, students and children.

News! Ivanna Sakhno who plays the role of "Milka," Ivan Firtsak's love interest, will attend the screening and answer your questions about the film! Don't miss your chance to meet this beautiful, young actress from Ukraine.

Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m.
Film Mamai, 2003, Ukraine, feature film by Oles’ Sanin. Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 80 min. Based on ancient Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar folklore, this is a Ukrainian version of Romeo and Juliet. Viewers will have a sneak preview of the Museum’s new exhibition Orest Skop: Cossack Mamai. Admission is $15; $10 for members and seniors; $5 for students.

Saturday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m. – UMFF
Film The Tribe (Plemya), 2015, Ukraine, award-winning drama by Myroslav Shlaboshpytskiy. Silent, no subtitles, 126 min. A unique feature of The Tribe is that it is filmed without a spoken word – only in sign language, without the benefit of subtitles, intertitles, or voiceovers. A deaf mute boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the ‘tribe’. Warning: this film contains explicit sex scenes and violence. It is not rated in the U.S., however only adults age 18+ will be permitted (ID is required!). We strongly recommend that viewers read online reviews before deciding to attend. Admission is $15; $10 for members and seniors.



http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_160313ex_hnizdovsky_contentstyle.htmlJacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives
Through August 7, 2016
The year 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Ukrainian Museum, and an exhibition of the works of Jacques Hnizdovsky (1915-1985) is especially appropriate for the Museum's year-long celebration. Hnizdovsky embodies the ethos of post-World War II Ukrainian artists of the diaspora. He ranks among that generation's most distinguished and accomplished figures. And he designed the Museum's logo for its debut in 1976. Jacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives is comprised of more than 100 works by Hnizdovsky, including oils, woodcuts, linocuts, ceramics, sculptures, drawings, and more.

More about Jacques Hnizdovsky:

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_160305ex_pysanka.htmlPYSANKA: The Ukrainian Easter Egg
More than 400 beautifully decorated pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) from the Museum's permanent collection. The exhibition is complemented by a series of glass paintings with Easter and spring themes by Jaroslava Surmach Mills.

More about Pysanka:

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/150927_onyshkewych.htmlSixty Years an Artist: Zenowij Onyshkewych
Through June 5, 2016 (extended)
A comprehensive exhibition featuring the work of Zenowij Onyshkewych (b. 1929), a prolific Ukrainian American artist, whose oeuvre includes a wide range of mediums spanning sixty years of creative expression. This retrospective exhibition spanning his artistic career primarily showcases his landscapes, but also includes portraits and caricatures executed in oils, watercolors, and ink or pencil. The exhibition is comprised of more than 70 paintings and drawings. Onyshkewych studied with Reginald Marsh, one of the best known chroniclers of 1930s and 1940s New York, and with the American Impressionist, Robert Philipp.

More about Sixty Years an Artist:

40 Years of Exhibition Posters at The Ukrainian Museum
Selected posters from the Museum’s many exhibitions since its establishment 40 years ago, in conjunction with the Museum’s year-long anniversary celebration.


Life in Wood
Selections of everyday and decorative objects made of wood from the Museum's permanent collection.


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