The ethereal paintings by Oleksa Kovalenko transport you back in time to explore the mythology of Ukraine. Kovalenko draws his inspiration from the wellspring of Ukrainian customs and traditions. The artist as philosopher seeks to show Ukrainian culture through the lens of heritage and folklore. Ancient gods and goddesses, mythological figures and water nymphs seem to come to life in this exhibit.
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1946, Kovalenko completed his artistic studies at the esteemed Kyiv State Academy of Sciences 1982. Oleksiy Kovalenko has exhibited widely in both the Ukraine and the United States and has works in private collections around the world, including Japan, Germany, Canada, Great Britain, Spain and Brazil. His oil paintings are beautiful and mysterious, and will transfer you to his native country of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 - Free. Free Parking is available beside the Museum. For driving instructions, visit the Museum's website at www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org. For additional information, please feel free to call (312) 421-8020 or e-mail Admin@UkrainianNationalMuseum.org
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The Ukrainian National Museum boasts a library, permanent collections and extensive archives and an exhibit hall. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and serves as a resource for research, the artifacts and records of the Ukrainian Immigration.