Ivan Pinzel (Johann Georg Pinsel), the mysterious sculptor of the eighteenth century who lived and worked in western Ukraine, is often referred to as Ukrainian Michelangelo no less. Artworks of this Ukrainian baroque-rococo sculptor who produced most of his works in the first half of the 18th century, have been exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris last year and awed many Europeans with its refined artistry.

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. Let «Destinations» point you in the direction of the finest art museums and galleries to visit in Kyiv.

We propose you to discover works by up-and-coming, emerging and established Ukrainian artists at Lviv's best art galleries. Lviv boasts a variety of venues to see original artwork by most interesting local and international artists.

«Destinations» rounds up top art exhibitions happening in Kyiv during December - January that are totally worth visiting. Winter brings many various art events to the capital of Ukraine and all the art fans will find something interesting for themselves.

The combination of a white neoclassic interior of Art Ukraine Gallery with the contemporary art offers its visitors to get a new sensual experience with collections, presented here.

On December 14th, 2016  «Tse Hlyna» Kyiv art space (2B, Naberezhno Luhova street, Kyiv) hosted the opening of «Diving» art project created by Victor Melnychuk  and Beata Corn. The exhibition was organized by Sky Art Foundation.

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Art Gallery Nebo invites to attend Andriy Tsoy «Fetish» exhibition. Andriy Tsoy is one of the best representatives of Ukrainian contemporary art.

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Kiev is an indisputable cultural center of Ukraine. It boasts a plenty of art galleries that are of an exceptional cultural and historical value. Treasuries of national art represent thoroughly and comprehensively the rich culture of Ukraine from the old days to the recent past and present. Triptych: Global Arts Workshop (T-GAW) is a pioneer and a leader of contemporary art gallery scene of Kyiv.

Recently Pinchuk Art Center introduced Art Library Reading Room for all those interested in art and willing to learn more about it.

Vozdvizhenka area, located in Podil district, has recently become a non-trivial home of Kiev bohemians with a bunch of creative shops, sophisticated restaurants, conceptual bars and, of course, interesting art galleries.

Ukrainian artists Yuriy Musatov (ceramics) and Alena Olasyuk (graphics) will be presenting their «Synergy» art project on July 28th, 2016 in Kiev.

Each year, on the 18th of May museum professionals all over the world celebrate their professional holiday. Usually, during these days, museums open their doors until late at night, arrange concerts, workshops and unusual excursions. Kiev is not an exception to celebrate Museum Day.

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Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine was founded in 2005 in Kyiv in order to collect, preserve, explore and promote Ukrainian art of the ХХ – ХХІ centuries. Today it is the biggest collection of Ukrainian Modern and contemporary art in the country, representing works of more than 500 artists.

Apart from places for contemplating art, Kyiv offers plenty of spaces with an additional ‘take-away’ option. With numerous small independent spaces and a dozen of already renowned galleries, the emerging Ukrainian art market is continuing to grow. Check out the best galleries in Kyiv to enjoy and buy art.

The National Museum of Russian Art is one the finest museums in Kiev. The museum is not only about art, it also has a historic value: the collection gathered the artworks of artists who come from Russia, Ukraine and other countries of the post-Soviet bloc.

Gearing art, education and projects implementation, the platform for cultural initiatives IZOLYATSIA expands the list of things to do in Kiev, activating Ukraine’s creative sector.

Located in the city center, in the area of museums and galleries gathering, the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Arts Museum provides residency for the pearls of European and Asian art in Ukraine, for years being one of the most interesting places to visit in Kiev.

While looking for things to do in Kiev do not skip an option of visiting the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the ‘temple’ of Ukrainian art.

While walking along the hills of Pechersk district and enjoying the panoramic view of Kiev do not miss a chance to step by Mystetskyi Arsenal, one of the best places for art events in Kiev.

If you are a big fan of contemporary art you should visit PinchukArtCenter which is located close to Bassarabsky Market and Area city center.

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