The Ukrainian National Museum is one of the largest Ukrainian museums in the United States and boasts a unique collection of Ukrainian art, writings, icons, and other innumerable artifacts that range from the Cossack Era to modern times. The Ukrainian National Museum has become a globally unrivaled hub for the preservation, study, and promotion of Ukrainian culture and welcomes visitors to discover the vibrancy of Ukraine and its people.
We urge you to explore the many facets of our museum and enjoy the beautiful temporary and permanent exhibits we have on display. Permanent exhibits include:
Folk art- This exhibit focuses on the art generated in each of Ukraine’s regions and displays carvings, metal works, leather products, ceramics, embroidery, and pysanky among other original Ukrainian folk artifacts.
Pysanky- Discover the miracle of pysanky! This decorated Easter egg is a symbol of the Ukrainian heritage and is artfully crafted in all regions of Ukraine and by the diaspora. Different colors, patterns, styles, and manners of execution keep each region’s pysanky unique and identifiable.
Cossack Era- Visitors have the exciting opportunity to see the curiosities of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on display. Rare stamps, ornamental jewelry, and Cossack weapons adorn the exhibit.
World War I- Dedicated to the First World War, this exhibit showcases documents, weapons, uniforms, and personal artifacts recovered upon its end.
Genocide/Holodomor- The museum is proud to shed light on the Russian-headed genocide of the Ukrainian people that occurred between 132 and 1933. This genocide committed by Stalin’s regime led to the murder of 10 million Ukrainians and is acknowledged solemnly in the exhibit..
Come to the Ukrainian National Museum to explore these exhibits and to see what else can be discovered!
Український Національний Музей в Чикаґо — один із найбільших українських музеїв в США. У його фондах зібрано унікальну колекцію творів українського мис