The Many Voices of Ukraine

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

How over the centuries, the territory of Ukraine has been home to a huge diversity of languages and literatures, with unique and dynamic interplay between different cultures.

With Dr Uilleam Blacker, Associate Professor in the Comparative Culture of Russia and Eastern Europe, University College London.

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.

Taras Shevchenko: The Serf Who Founded a Nation

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

How Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) went from being a serf to becoming Ukraine’s most important poet, giving a voice to the Ukrainian people.

With Dr Rory Finnin, University Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Ukrainian Studies, University of Cambridge.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Ukraine

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute 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.

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!

The Undefeated | Нескорений | Neskorenyi (2000)

Нескорений | Neskorenyi | The Undefeated (2000)

Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки | Ukrainian Congress Committee of America

Копродукційний українсько-американський художній фільм 2000-го року кінорежисера Олеся Янчука. Відзнятий на кіностудії “Студія Олесь-фільм” за сприяння Українського конгресового комітету Америки (УККА) і за участю Національної кіностудії художніх фільмів ім. О. Довженка.

“По завершенню Другої світової війни ведеться нерівна на теренах Західної України боротьба на два фронти: спочатку проти німецьких військ та диверсійних загонів НКВС СРСР, а потім – самотужки у лютому герці з усією каральною силою СРСР. У Карпатах продовжують збройну боротьбу частини та невеликі боївки Української повстанської армії. На чолі армії – талановитий командир, славетний генерал-хорунжий Роман Шухевич, знаний серед воїнів УПА як Тарас Чупринка.”

America’s Great Divide


An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.

Part One of the documentary traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump.

Part Two of the documentary examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

How COVID-19 Sheltering in Place May Ultimately Affect our Children

What if … instead of our kids being “behind” after this pandemic, this group of kids are actually more advanced because of it!

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet.

What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge and calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook and organize their space and do their laundry and keep a well run home?

What if they learn to stretch a dollar and learn to live with less?

What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home?

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professional, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, groceries, cashiers, custodial workers, health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?

What if they are ahead?