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Lviv Art Palace is hosting the biggest and most anticipated art project of the year, Show Promise exhibition of the contemporary Ukrainian art by Zenko Foundation. The exhibition’s curators, Ihor Abramovych and Oleksandr Solovyov, will present the works of many Ukrainian most cutting-edge artists. Among the many talents featured in the exhibition are works of such popular artists as Nazar Bilyk, Oleh Voronko, Anatoliy Gankevich, Yulia Kysil, and Alina Kleitman.

June is a month small on releases but big on spectacle, with each week dominated by a major blockbuster. The month kicks off as Wonder Woman establishes herself as the first critical success story for the DC Comics shared universe, before The Mummy seeks to establish another. The Transformers then return for more shrapnel-filled explosions. Here's what you'll be watching in the weeks ahead.

From Ukrainian modernism to the exhibition of the performance artist famous for her honest – and sometimes shocking – artworks, June in the capital of Ukraine offers a wide array of interesting art events to attend.

Lviv Art Museums

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Travelers who come to Lviv for the first time can be overwhelmed by the number of museums, art galleries and architectural landmarks. This city is considered to be the cultural capital of Ukraine and it often appears on the avant grade of the local art scene. «Destinations» rounds up the list of Lviv art museums worth visiting. From impressively vast national art gallery to the small indie art spaces, all the art fans will find something interesting for themselves.

Ukrainian company MacPaw has recently opened a unique museum in Kyiv. The owner of the company has decided to contribute to the historical education of users and opened in the Ukrainian capital the Museum of vintage Macs. MacPaw Museum exposition is located in the office of the company. The collection includes 70 items, including 13 iconic computers, such as the Macintosh 128k signed by Steve Wozniak.

On May 30th 2017 Kyiv History Museum invites you to attend Vladyslav Shereshevsky personal exhibition as a part of the «Kyїv art school» project that has been launched earlier this year. Vladyslav Shereshevsky will present his collection of works named «Dorobok 13-17». This artists is a well-known master of humor, grotesque and irony in contemporary visual art.

Whatever the season, it’s always raining for this man lonely standing in the heart of Kyiv. New wave street art has reached Ukraine recently and now it’s not only spectacular murals on the walls of post-soviet buildings, but an intriguing sculpture art on Ukraine’s capital streets.

A traveler who arrives to Kyiv for the first time might be overwhelmed with the number of museums and art galleries in the capital of Ukraine.  In case you have visited all the most popular museums in Kyiv and now is looking for something more peculiar, «Destinations» rounds up the list of 5 unique museums in the capital of Ukraine with unusual expositions.

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18th of May 2017. Lviv being the cultural center of Ukraine and Eastern Europe has gladly joined this International Council of Museums (ICOM) initiative and has recently revealed its own diverse and interesting program dedicated to the International Museum Day, which will last for the whole week from May 18th to May 25th, 2017.

Believe it or not, Eurovision Song Contest 2017 isn’t the only event to attend in Kyiv in May. Numerous art festivals, exhibitions and fairs are scheduled for the last month of spring. «Destinations» rounds up a list of May art events in the capital of Ukraine that we believe will be interesting to many of our readers.

2017 is shaping up to be a great year for movies, with a ton of great films already on the schedule. In fact, so many different movies are coming out in such a short period of time, you might need some help keeping all the release dates straight. «Destinations» rounds up top movie releases of May 2017 not to miss any single film worth watching.

2017 was announced as the year of Japan in Ukraine. This year Ukrainians organize many thematic events to appreciate Japanese traditions, history and art as well as to get familiar with modern Japan. “Japan – Ukraine: dialog” festival in Kyiv, held in Dukat art gallery, is one of such events. This festival will help to learn a lot of interesting things about old and modern Japanese culture.

Kyiv National Art Museum presents «Lviv: Allies» exposition. The exposition is curated by young Ukrainian artists Stanislav Silantyev and Halyna Khorunzha, the founders of «Jean Jaurès First Proletarian Reserve» creative association.

Kyiv Art Week (KAW) festival will take place in the capital of Ukraine from May, 3rd to May, 7th 2017 during the Eurovision International Song Contest. This will be the second time KAW festival will gather many art enthusiasts from different countries in Ukraine. KAW 2017 is a modern format international art event dedicated to contemporary art, with an art fair as a key event.

Matviy Vaisberg’s exhibition opens at the Master Klas Art Gallery in Kyiv. The “Seven Days” exhibition presents paintings that were created in 1999.  The series of paintings are dedicated to interpretation of the Holy Scripture and the creation of the world.

The Pulitzer Prize for the Novel has been handed down since 1918. In 1948 the title of the award was changed to the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. On April 10, 2017, the Pulitzer committee released its 101st class of winners.

The book is written by Irina Filippova who has lived in France for many years. The wife of a high-ranking diplomat, Ambassador to France, this lady is a seasoned professional in marketing for French beauty companies. Due to her status the author was admitted to the intimate world of Parisian living-rooms and mansions (‘hotels particuliers’), and today she is holding the doors open for a reader to slip in.

Kyiv is a center of business and cultural life. And as every megapolis, it is rich in numerous modern cultural spaces where business people come to hold their meetings, and creative personalities can get their inspiration. Art-zavod Platforma is one of such places. The former silk factory has harbored under its roof various spaces for business, education, and creativity. A lot of concerts, workshops, fashion shows, and art exhibitions are held here all year round.

«Pysanka» is probably the first thing many Ukrainians would think of when asked about Easter. Traditional Ukrainian Easter cake «Paska» and authentic Easter festivities «hayivky» are also among well established and beloved Easter traditions, but it’s the exquisitely painted eggs, known as «pysanka» that became a true symbol of Orthodox Easter celebrations in Ukraine.

A-Gallery is an ultra modern exhibition space with the total area of 1400 square meters. The walls of the multimedia gallery are an interactive screens with the total length of 200 meters. A well equipped tech center masterfully combines the sound with the visual content shown on the interactive screens. A-Sense projector system guarantees that all the visitors will enjoy vibrant and bright colors of all the visual content exhibited at the gallery.

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