Ukrainian Museum

222 East 6th Street

The Ukrainian Museum is dedicating to informing the public about the remarkable scope and diversity of the Ukrainian culture and it's achievements, past and present. In the Museum the emphasis is on the cultural legacy of the Ukrainian people, who ha... more

The Ukrainian Museum is dedicating to informing the public about the remarkable scope and diversity of the Ukrainian culture and it's achievements, past and present. In the Museum the emphasis is on the cultural legacy of the Ukrainian people, who have over a thousand years shared cultural experience! The establishment of The Ukrainian Museum is considered by many to be one of the finest achievements of the Ukrainian immigrants in the United States. The Museum was founded in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, Inc. (UNWLA), and its purpose is to preserve, interpret and present the rich cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. Through exhibitions, scholarly study and documentation, educational programs publications and community related events, the Museum shares the remarkable scope and diversity of the Ukrainian culture with its public. The Museum's holdings of Ukrainian folk art include one of the most important documented collections outside of Ukraine. It features wedding and festive attire from various regions of Ukraine, ritual cloths (rushnyky) and kilims, and a broad selection of richly embroidered and woven textiles that exemplify regional ... more

The Ukrainian Museum is dedicating to informing the public about the remarkable scope and diversity of the Ukrainian culture and it's achievements, past and present. In the Museum the emphasis is on the cultural legacy of the Ukrainian people, who have over a thousand years shared cultural experience!

The establishment of The Ukrainian Museum is considered by many to be one of the finest achievements of the Ukrainian immigrants in the United States. The Museum was founded in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, Inc. (UNWLA), and its purpose is to preserve, interpret and present the rich cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. Through exhibitions, scholarly study and documentation, educational programs publications and community related events, the Museum shares the remarkable scope and diversity of the Ukrainian culture with its public.

The Museum's holdings of Ukrainian folk art include one of the most important documented collections outside of Ukraine.

It features wedding and festive attire from various regions of Ukraine, ritual cloths (rushnyky) and kilims, and a broad selection of richly embroidered and woven textiles that exemplify regional diversity in their embroidery and weaving techniques and in the evolution and beauty of their design.

This unique collection also includes ceramics, metalwork, brass and silver jewelry, decorative wood objects, and an outstanding collection of Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky).

The fine Arts Collection comprises of paintings drawings, graphic works, and sculptures created by Ukrainian artists who worked in Ukraine, Europe, and the United States.

It includes one of the more important collections of the well-known primitif artist Nikifor (1896-1960), probably the largest collection of paintings and watercolors of Ukrainian artist and architect Vasyl Krychevsky (1873-1952), and nearly all of the works created in the United States by sculptor Chreshnovsky (1911-1994).


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East Village Description

Ukrainian Museum is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Long before the musical "Rent" brought in legions of pierced, tattooed teenagers from every corner of America (and drove up the rents), the East Village was an eclectic mix of elderly Ukranians and Poles, Dominican and Puerto Rican families, and assorted artists, wanna-be bohemians, punks, their followers, lovers and friends. (Did we leave anyone out?) Largely gone are the heroin dealers, all night parties, punk music extravaganzas and infamous Bagel Tree of the 1980s and early 1990s, but the real landmarks remain, including the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Tompkins Square Park, and Cooper Union. The Public offers some of New York’s finest Off-Broadway Theater as well as Joe’s Pub, with a diverse variety of live shows. Beautiful Tompkins Square Park offers something for everyone, including dog runs, basketball courts, a weekly market, outdoor music events, and occasionally local characters chatting late into the night to infrequent riots. To be fair, few other parks in America have played such an important role in radical or anarchist history.

Many long-time residents complain of the neighborhood’s recent gentrification, and skyrocketing rents forced even legendary punk club CBGB's to exit the neighborhood, replaced by a John Varvatos boutique. And while there are truly many new restaurants and boutiques dotting Avenues A, B and C, lots of the famous watering holes, dives, and other unclassifiably scrappy bars remain. Some of our favorites include Mars on lower First Avenue, Zum Schneider on Avenue C, 2A on the corner of Second Street and Avenue A, and Lit Lounge, with its adjoining Fuse Gallery. Make sure to check out the Polish butcher stores on First Avenue and the nearby Italian pastry shops, walk along the Ukranian strip of Second Avenue, try one of the Japanese restaurants on East Ninth Street, and also walk along St. Marks Place, one of New York’s most eclectic streets.

East 4th Street's Theater Row boasts cultural buildings which house eight theaters and twelve dance companies as well as a couple of community development groups. Among its members are New York Theater Workshop, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Rod Rodgers Dance Co., WOW Cafe Theatre, Millennium Film Workshop, Duo Multicultural Arts Center, Teatro Circulo, Downtown Art, Alpha Omega Dance Co., Choices Theater, Teatro IATI, Cooper Square Committee and Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association.

The Nuyorican Poets Café is still going strong on East Third Street between Avenues B and C. Since 1973 its mission has been to create a multi-cultural venue that provides a stage for artists traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream media and culture. Poetry slams, theater performances, open jam sessions for hip-hop, poetry and jazz, as well as unique screenplay readings all take place on a weekly basis in this intimate cultural setting.

For film buffs, we would be remiss not to mention the Anthology Film Archives on East 2nd Street, a local theater best known for consistently showing the finest in avant-garde and experimental cinema. We also recommend the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, home away from home for those who enjoy great acoustics and the company of die hard independent film fans.

The East Village is also home to the trendy Cooper Square Hotel as well as the charming Gem Hotel, making it a great neighborhood to enjoy your stay in New York.

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222 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-0110
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Admission And Tickets

$8 - Adults
$6 - Students, Seniors
Members: Free

This Week's Hours

Wed-Sun: 11:30am-5:00pm

Nearby Subway

  • to Astor Place
  • to 8th Street

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