The Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine was founded in a historical part of Kyiv with a small collection, which belonged to known businessman and patron of arts Serhii Tsiupko, first exhibited there. It mainly comprised of non-figurative paintings by contemporary Ukrainian artists. Later, a logical desire to widen the time and geographical range of the collection appeared, still concentrating on Ukrainian art of the second half of the XX century, which unfortunately is much underrepresented in Ukrainian museums. When the number of artworks, their authors and represented artistic directions significantly increased, a decision to ‘museumficate’ the collection was made.
Read: PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv
Photo: Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine Official Facebook page
Today the Museum displays collections of ancient Ukrainian icons, classics of Ukrainian painting of the beginning of the XX century, Ukrainian realism and social realism of the second half of the ХХ century as well as the works of underground artists of 1960-1970s. Two rooms on the first floor are dedicated to contemporary temporary exhibitions. Currently it is the only museum in Ukraine to display the works by various artists representing different art schools and directions from all regions of Ukraine beginning from 1930s till today. The collection includes over 4.5 thousands of works in paining, graphics, sculpture and craft art.
Read: Best Galleries in Kyiv
The Museum of Modern art of Ukraine constantly carries out theoretically-practical activities: master-classes, lections, seminars, round-table discussions, conferences with invited Ukrainian and foreign art-scholars, artists, coordinators, gallerists and others, who are interested in the condition and challenges of contemporary art in Ukraine and its presentation abroad.
Address: 17 Hlybochytska str., Kyiv