Koliada – Virtual Christmas Concert

Koliada – Virtual Christmas Concert

From The Ukrainian Museum in New York City


Christmas Concert, “Koliada” is presented as a heartfelt “Thank You” from The Ukrainian Museum to its members and supporters, for helping to see us through this difficult time with both moral and financial support. Thanks to the generosity of a multitude of individuals and corporations our Virtual Fundraiser on October 3, 2020, was a great success, allowing us to continue our mission of making Ukrainian art and culture accessible to diverse audiences.

It is the support of members and donors like you which makes this possible.

Koliada featured performances by the Kyiv Chamber Choir, the Kurbasy vocal group from Lviv, pianist Fima Chupakin, Teryn and Alina Kuzma bandurist duo, the Ukrainian Village Voices folk singers, and the Zolotyj Promin Dance Ensemble. Their joyous performances will certainly kindle the Christmas spirit in your hearts and bring joy in this otherwise challenging time.

We hope that you take this opportunity to enter into the holiday spirit together with your family and friends.

If you are considering making a year-end contribution to support the Museum, please use our online donation page.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Ukraine

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute in London and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

Short films that bring to life ten familiar and yet unknown stories including that of the serf who became an artist and a poet; a writer who rewrote European classics from a woman’s point of view, a theatre director who thought that revolutionary art could change the world, a count who chose to become a priest, an author who wrote more than 300 poems in his prison cell, and film directors who gave a voice the silenced.

They tell the stories of Ukraine as a battleground of murderous regimes fighting over the territory and its people, Ukraine as a melting pot of languages and cultures each influencing one another, Ukraine as a place where revolutions happen in order to bring about peace, Ukraine of many stories told in many voices.

In the first video “The Serf who Founded a Nation,” Associate Professor and Founder of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Cambridge Dr Rory Finnin explains the extraordinary life of Taras Shevchenko and his role in Ukrainian culture. Rory Finnin’s primary research interest is the interplay of literature and national identity in Ukraine.

Mr Jones

Mr Jones

Stream on Hulu

IMDb: A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s.

Decider: Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Mr. Jones’ On Hulu, A Harrowing Stalin-Era Political Thriller That Feels Eerily Timely

Atlantic Council: “Mr. Jones” film exposes the fake news campaign behind Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide

Ukrainian Film by Valentyn Vasyanovych: Atlantis

Ukrainian Film by Valentyn Vasyanovych: Atlantis

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art

The Ukrainian film “Atlantis” by Valentyn Vasyanovych will be featured at the 49th annual New Directors/New Films festival that will be available nationwide via the FLC Virtual Cinema, December 9–20, 2020.

Find out more about Atlantis.

A debut of remarkable formal precision, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis is an urgent yet highly controlled dispatch from the wartorn Donbass in Eastern Ukraine. Set five years into the future, this all-too-real dystopia uses a series of distanced, compositionally rigorous frames to follow Sergiy, a Ukrainian soldier suffering from PTSD as he tries to restart his life amidst these scourged, uninhabitable lands. Rather than foreground the in-the-moment battle between Russia and Ukraine, Vasyanovych instead powerfully depicts the inevitable aftermath, marked by economic and ecological degradation. Yet somehow, through a new volunteer job exhuming the dead, Sergey finds an unexpected path back to humanity.

Find out more about the festival lineup.

Get tickets here. Special offer from the Ukrainian Institute of America: use promo code NDNF20 to save 20% on the 49th New Directors/New Films in the Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema!