Exhibits

Now on view:

November 4, 2017 through April 16, 2018

In preparation for the 2018 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the United States, the UHEC presents an exhibition documenting the lives of the Church’s prime hierarchs, the historical and cultural contexts in which they lived and worked, and their legacies through photographs, museum items, archival documents, and audio recordings.

The exhibit opens with a reception and gallery talk on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm.

Regular hours: M-F 9am–5pm except as noted below. Weekends, evenings, and groups by appointment.

The gallery will be closed for the following legal holidays and feast days: November 23 and 24 (Thanksgiving), December 25 (Christmas), January 1 (New Years Day), January 19 (Theophany), April 6 (Good Friday), and April 9 (Bright Monday). It will also be closed on the mornings of November 21 (feast of St. Michael), December 13 (feast of St. Andrew), January 8 (Synaxis of Birth Giver), and February 12 (feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs). It will open at 1pm on those days.

The gallery will be open for special visiting hours on Sunday, April 15 (St. Thomas Sunday) Noon-4pm.

Images: (Top to bottom) Metropolitan John, Archbishop Mstyslav, clergy and faithful at the consecration of the Metropolia Center grounds (1952); Episcopal ordination certificate of Bishop John (1921); Fr. Andrew Kuschak broadcasting a Christmas program (1943); Metropolitan Constantine speaking at All Saints Camp, Emlenton, Penn. (21st century). (Right) Detail of Bishop Mstyslav’s ordination vestments (1942).

While the Center's new museum building is under construction, we are presenting exhibits in the Library Gallery.

This gallery occupies the location formerly used by the UOC of USA bookstore, and has been completely refurbished for use as a gallery, including the installation of museum-grade UV absorbing film on the windows to protect the displayed artifacts from sunlight damage.

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Online exhibits

 

A sampling of a series of 80 linocuts by Ukrainian artist Mykola Bondarenko (b. 1949) depicting the unbelievable “menu” that survivors of the Holodomor subsisted on.

 

All of the post-World War II refugees who fled Ukraine in the mid 1940s ahead of the advancing Red Army had their tales of hardship and triumph. In this exhibit, we tell the stories of two similar, but at the same time very different refugee experiences.

 

How did a Ukrainian winter song arranged for chorus by Mykola Leontovych end up as the perennial American Christmas favorite "The Carol of the Bells"? The story involves an unlikely musical ensemble called the "Ukrainian National Chorus". Here we tell the story of the Chorus through archival materials from the collection of Fr. Mykola Kostets'kyi, who was a member of the Chorus in the 1920s.