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Ukraine is rapidly becoming a global hub for visual arts and artists owing to the number and variety of its many public and private art institutions, museums, galleries, underground artist-run spaces, creative hubs and art residences. Artists, curators and institutions are moving forward together creating a promising ecosystem.  

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First, discover the Visual Arts in Ukraine through the lenses of must-see national museums in big cities: National Art Museum of Ukraine, The Khanenko Museum, Andrei Sheptytsky National  Museum in Lviv, Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Lviv National Art Gallery. They offer great collections of art ranging from early-medieval to Baroque sacral paintings to the finest examples of Ukrainian avant-garde and modernism. 

Enthusiastic about contemporary Visual Arts in Ukraine? Here is a plan!

When in Kyiv, check the programs of the following exhibition spaces: Mystetskyi Arsenal which is Ukraine’s flagship public cultural institution, museum and an art exhibition complex, Shcherbenko Art Centre that works as an experimental platform for ‘young art’, M17 Contemporary Art Center, a platform for visionary curatorial projects and educational programs.

PinchukArtCentre is a private contemporary art centre with a collection of works by both Ukrainian and international artists. It hosts the global Future Generation Art Prize. It has also been home to a research platform of Ukrainian art since the early 1980s. 

IZOLYATSIA is a cultural platform that implements projects on the boundary between modern art and civil society, like Social Contract or art residency to support LGTB+ community.   

Video: IZOLYATSIA. Platform for cultural initiatives

YermilovCenter in Kharkiv is a space for curator projects and educational cultural programs with the priority for international cooperation.  

Visit multidisciplinary festivals GOGOLFEST, Porto Franko, Construction that include art programs. 

Explore Ukraine through its art and its visual artists.

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