In the Ukraine
I’m a bit of a softie and sometimes sit and weep a bit as I watch the 6pm news. The last week I have been watching the mounting devastation in the Ukraine with horror; so much death and destruction. Aside from the toll on the people, often in a civil war the toll on infrastructure and arts is huge. In the case of the Ukraine there’s a museum in the USA that is keeping their heritage safe. Here’s what their website says:
The Ukrainian Museum is the largest museum in the U.S. committed to acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting articles of artistic or historic significance to the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainians. At its founding in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, the Museum was hailed as one of the finest achievements of the Ukrainian American community. Today, its unparalleled array of folk art, exceptional collection of fine art, and extensive compendium of archival materials make it one of the and dynamic museums in New York City, with broad appeal for diverse audiences. Each year, the Museum organizes several exhibitions, publishes accompanying bilingual catalogues, and conducts a wide range of public programming, frequently in collaboration with other museums, educational institutions, and cultural centers.