Avant-Garde Costume Designs From Ukraine on View at the Ukrainian Museum in NYC's East Village

April 23, 2015 5:58 PM

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I love New York for so many reasons. One reason is for the seemingly limitless number of cultural sites to discover. Last week I went to The Ukrainian Museum in the East Village for an ArtTable sponsored tour of the exhibition, "Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the 1910s and 1920s." ArtTable, a non-profit organization for women in visual arts professions, organizes great museum tours, which I hop on as often as time permits. Maybe I had heard of The Ukrainian Museum in the periphery of my museum-going consciousness, but I confess, I'd never been. That's kind of a shame because I'm a quarter Ukrainian on my maternal side. I feel a certain sense of pride about this slice of my heritage, given that Russia is fighting to absorb the southeastern part of the country into Greater Russia, while Ukraine fights to preserve its political independence.

I love New York for so many reasons. One reason is for the seemingly limitless number of cultural sites to discover. Last week I went to The Ukrainian Museum in the East Village for an ArtTable sponsored tour of the exhibition, "Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the 1910s and 1920s." ArtTable, a ...

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